Toe Tape Follow Up

Patrick used Toe Tape for a while and found it to be awesome. Here is a short follow up.

@DerekSchooley Shares With Us a Defensive Zone Coverage Drill

Robert Morris University head ice hockey coach Derek Schooley sent over a defensive zone coverage drill that works on 1×1, 2×2 and 5×5 skills. This drill is excellent for use on half ice practices as well as full ice practice slots. Every coach needs to work on his teams defensive zone coverage throughout the year […]

You Get What You Give!

I’ve always been a big believer in you get what you give.  The harder you work, the better things will work out for you.  I’ve talked with my players in the past about the work they put in off the rink will make them better players on the rin…

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Canadian 1 on 1 Drills

October 24, 2014 Drills, Hockey Blogs No Comments

Here are two drills I received from my Canadian friends to work on 1 on 1 skills. Typically 1 on 1 drills are run with the defensemen defending the rush, but you can also have the forwards defend the rush to work on their defensive skills, because at some point in a game you will need a forward to pick up for a pinching or rushing defenseman and that forward may need to defend the counter attack.

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Hockey Mom Gives Best Excuse for Missing Games

October 21, 2014 Coaches 1 Comment

by Eric Miller

The five of us frowned as we tied our skates. We were down two players and knew the next 45 minutes would test our lungs and legs.
“Where’s Blaze?” Swifty asked.
“At a Raider game,” I answered.
“Good excuse. Better than when Chuck got lost hunting or when Lefty had his vasectomy. Those guys had the lamest excuses.”
“Yeah, how did Chuck get lost hunting birds? I heard he fell asleep in a duck-blind. I can understand Lefty skipping work but it’s unforgivable to miss a game. So what if he was sore? My tomcats hunted gophers an hour after getting neutered. ”

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Drills for Defensemen

October 10, 2014 Drills, Hockey Blogs No Comments

While looking at the stats for views on the site, I noticed a lot of action every day in the Defensemen section. To give you more choices, I’ve added 16 new drills, that my defensive coach runs throughout the season when we split up by group. Hopefully you find these useful in building the skills of your defensemen.

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