Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Entering the zone - Crossing the Middle

Drill:

1. Player 1 carries the puck through the neutral zone
2. Player 2 enters the zone and crosses the middle looking for a pass
3. After making the pass, Player 1 drives the middle looking for a return pass or a rebound
4. Player 2 carries the puck to the net and shoots or passes back to the middle

Focus:

1. Finding open space as you enter the zone
2. Being aware of your place on the rink
3. Looking up as you are carrying the puck

Notes:
Work from both sides of rink as well as the middle.

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