Friday, October 29, 2010

How to Kill a Penalty

How to Kill Penalties in Hockey

The first step in killing a penalty is to get your players on the ice set up in a box formation:

The goal is to cut off the passing lanes without over-committing to any one player on the other team.

You don't have enough bodies to cover one-on-one, so when pressuring the player with the puck, you also have to take away one of his passing options - without screening the goalie.

Stay out of the corners and away from the high point - protect the slot.

Here's a good example of the Canucks setting up in the box formation against L.A.:

1 comment:

Mike said...

But there's only 3 defensemen!