Game Date: November 12, 2016
Welcome to our new feature called OMHA Video Coach! In this segment we will review a video clip from game action and then break down the sequence into frames identifying key skills, individual and team tactics, strategy and hockey IQ. Video is a great teaching tool that can be used by both players and coaches.
‘Hunting the Dot’ simply refers to supporting the puck in the offensive zone when your team is in possession or battling for the puck. The supporting player comes away from net front and supports the puck in an ‘I’ or straight line from the puck. Let’s look at how this simple tactic is difficult to defend and simple to execute…
Now, let’s take a closer look and break it down…
*Prime scoring area in from of the net’
Watch the video again to see how PIT automatically ‘hunts the dots’ to provide simple puck support in quiet areas between their checks. The forwards reload each time putting pucks on net and then pressuring the puck to retrieve quickly.
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