SMALL AREA GAME: 1-ON-1 PROTECT THE GATE
Learn to transition quickly from offense to defense with this player vs. player showdown drill
Place two pylons near top of circle about a foot apart. Coach dumps puck in corner, two players race to puck.
Player who gets puck tries to skate it though pylons; player without puck tries to protect the gate. If puck gets turned over, change roles.
KEY TEACHING POINTS
Quick feet, good puck protection
Defense stay on defensive side, good stick, stick on puck