Coach Nielsen's Ice Hockey Drills

Behind the Net Forechecking Drill

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.

Behind The Net Forecheck 2 on 1





Filed under: 1 x 1 - 2 x 1 - 3 x 1, Defensemen, Drills, Forwards

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