1v1 Battle to the Blue

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P1 starts with one skate on the face-off dot. P2 starts with one skate on the goal line. On the whistle, P1 sprints to the dot, stops and sprints back to the corner for the loose puck as P2 sprints to the edge of the circle, stops, then sprints into the corner to check P1. The goal is to skate it to the blue line. The winner brings it back for a scoring chance.

Key points

Evasive moves and skating by puck carrier. Good angling by the defender and an active stick. Puck carrier tries to keep his body between the puck and the checker.