Scoring chances off the cycle
Last Updated: September 29, 2008 3:40 PM
Kristina Rutherford Practice Planner
Basic cycle in the offensive zone
Purpose: Teaches players to use the cycle to create a 2-on-1 situation from the offensive corner.
- Two lines of players at centre ice
- X1 takes a long shot at G
- G controls the puck and shoots it in either corner
- The strong-side player (X1 in the diagram) goes after the puck in the corner, turns up ice and backhands the puck off the boards
- While X1 is skating in, X2 is circling behind the net, trailing behind X1 to pick up the pass
- After making the pass X1 drives to the net
- X2 makes the tape to tape pass and X1 takes a shot on net (can be a one-timer)
- This drill can be run from both ends at the same time
- A variation on the drill is adding a third line of players to pressure the strong side player and force the bank pass.
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