Columbus Breakout Drill

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Description

Coach rims in a puck for the goalie to take and pass back to the supporting D in the corner. The D1 then makes a quick pass to the supporting winger on the wall who then passes to the other D2 man who is jumping up middle ice. Center support the puck low and slow through the middle of the ice. D2 now makes a quick up pass to the forwards as they continue 2@1.

Key points

This is a timing drill. Forwards must read the break out speed and timing of the D and adjust their skating patterns accordingly. D call for a pass from the goalie and other players should call for each pass as well. D alternate attacking and defending. Players should come back into the lines they started from to keep colours straight.