Chute Angling 1 v 1 is a fun drill that allows offensive players to practice deceptive retrievals while a defender works to angle them away from a scoring chance.
- Set the net up below the face-off circle on the goal line.
- Players line up on top of the face-off circle.
- On the whistle, the second player in line shoots the puck up towards the blue line, either hitting a pad, or a coach's stick.
- The first player in line skates up to the puck and works to deceive the second player in line before they retrieve it.
- When the puck is picked up the 1 v 1 starts and the defender is working to take the puck away and skate past the blueline, while the puck carrier works to score.
- Gap up and match the offensive skaters speed.
- Pay attention to their body, not their head or skates.
- Keep your stick on the ice and angle them towards the boards, do not let them cut back into the middle of the ice.
- Go stick on puck and finish through their hands to remove the puck from their stick.
- Offensive skater:
- Use deception with your skates, legs, body and head to try to throw off the defender.
- Keep your head up and look for an opportunity to cut back into the middle of the ice.
- If there is no space, keep feet moving and try to protect the puck along the boards and drive to the net.
- Can set up to be 1/4 ice or 1/2 ice
- Can set up in different areas of the ice
- Can bounce the puck off of a pad, bumper, coach, player, or boards