By Minnesota Hockey & CoachThem, 11/09/20, 1:00PM CST
This week Ricky Saintey, head coach for Rosemount High School, shares a transition drill designed to sharpen rush offense and defense skills.
Forwards are on opposite blue lines diagonally from each other. Defensemen are on the opposite corners.
On the whistle, D1 and D1 skate with a puck up to the red line at full speed and pass a puck to F2 and F2. After making the pass, the D1 and D1 transition backwards at the red line and prepare for the rush against.
On the same whistle, F1 and F1 take off and head around the circle swinging to join F2 or F2 who are receiving the pass from the D.
F2 and F2 make a pass to F1 and F1 swinging through and attack the D in a full speed 2-on-1.
Defensemen must work to protect the middle of the ice
Defense should strive to prevent a high percentage scoring chance and no goals against
Forwards must attack with speed through the neutral zone
Forwards should generate a high percentage scoring chance