P1 and P2 exchange passes while skating in a horizontal S pattern, pivoting forwards and backwards. Take pass while skating backwards, pivot forwards, step up then make next pass. Variation: Do escape turns.

Key points

Great warm-up drill that leaves the end zones free for individual goals work. Forwards and D-men both work on smooth pivoting and passing while performing evasive maneuvers. Practice evasive moves with the puck before pivoting. Smooth pivots. Try to maintain two hands on the stick while making the pivots and accelerating out of the pivot.