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Defenseman Puck Support

August 30, 2013 Defense, Hockey Blogs No Comments
This video does a great job of teaching Puck Support.  The key is the Dman without the puck is not rushing up ice, but providing support to his partner and giving him an outlet pass.

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Cornell One Touch Warm-Up

August 29, 2013 Drills, Hockey Blogs No Comments

Here is a simple warm-up drill from Cornell university that works on one-touch passing and moving the puck up the wall for a shot on goal. This drill helps develop better passing skills and also helps to warm-up the goaltenders. Make sure to tell the players where to shoot from.I prefer to keep the shots from the tops of the circles.

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Faceoff Tips

August 27, 2013 Hockey Blogs No Comments
Current and Former Pittsburgh Penguins talk about the art of the face-off and give some strategy for your players.  Watch the video then read my comments below.

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Faceoff Tips

August 27, 2013 Hockey Blogs No Comments
Current and Former Pittsburgh Penguins talk about the art of the face-off and give some strategy for your players.  Watch the video then read my comments below.

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Behind the Net Forechecking Drill

August 20, 2013 Drills, Hockey Blogs No Comments

This is a nice drill to help your defensemen develop good habits against a hard forecheck. The defenseman must shoulder check when he is skating to make sure he knows where the forecheck is coming from and which side of the net to exit to make the pass. Try to make sure the defenseman skates to about the hash marks before making the outlet pass so they get used to coming around the net with the puck. Also make sure you work on having them stay close to the post so the forechecker can’t squeeze in between them and the post.

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IHD Newsletter – August 2013

August 16, 2013 Hockey Blogs No Comments
This month's newsletter has been sent.  You can read the August 2013 Newsletter here.

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IHD Newsletter – August 2013

August 16, 2013 Hockey Blogs No Comments
This month's newsletter has been sent.  You can read the August 2013 Newsletter here.

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