By Ian Taylor - Director, Hockey Development
Game Date: May 22, 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.
When on the attack, the puck carrier must always be a threat to take the puck to the net. This forces defenders to move and creates confusion in the defensive zone. The net drive is the foundation for other attack options as you will see in the following clip…
Now, let’s take a closer look and break it down…
(*The Royal Road is an imaginary line that goes directly through the middle of the ice from one net to the other. It separates the ice into two equal parts. Pucks that cross this line immediately preceding a shot increases a shooter's scoring opportunity by over 10 times.)
Watch the video again to see how the speed off the wall forces defenders into making decisions - pressure or contain - and how the attacking forward draws in the defenders and uses puck movement across the Royal Road and engage the second wave of attack.
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