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Drill of the Week: Carolina 1v1x2, 2v2

By Minnesota Hockey & CoachThem, 01/17/22, 3:15PM CST



Connor Clark, an assistant boys hockey coach at Bloomington Jefferson HS and with District 3's CCM High Performance teams, shares one of his favorite battle drills.

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  • Set lines of D at both dots and lines of forwards along the half wall on each side. Pucks should be at both dots.
  • Coach throws a puck in the corner for F1 to retrieve and attack the net with D1 actively defending. 
  • On a whistle, coach starts the same 1v1 battle on the opposite with F2 and D2. F1 and D1 move to the high slot.
  • On the second whistle, coach throws a final puck in. F1 and D1 re-engage and play out a 2v2 with F2 and D2. 
  • The next whistle ends the current 2v2 and begins the next rep with a new F1 and D1. 


  • Angling
  • Puck protection
  • Defensive side
  • Puck support down low

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