Devloping checking skills with body contact

Key Elements

Angling, puck support, proper use of sticks and body, puckhandling/with pressure, communication


Designate an area of the ice between the two blue lines and from the boards to the faceoff dots. The coach flips the puck in and the two players try to maintain control of the puck while their opponents try to use their skills, stick checks, angling, and possible body checks. The players have to decide to support their partner in gaining control of the puck.


For younger players create a playing area away from the boards.

Enjoy the drill and have fun learning!

— Coach J.F. Houle

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