Designated Shooters Umbrella Power Play Game diagram

The Designated Shooters Umbrella Power Play Game engages a lot of players at once, and encourages puck movement, and battles in front of the net. The game can be played 2 v 2 or 3 v 3, and you can modify the game to have 2 or 3 point players.


  • Place nets back to back inside the zone.
  • Set up 3 "Umbrella" point players at the point on each sides of the ice.
  • Set up a 2 v 2 or 3 v 3 game inside the zone.
  • On the whistle, coach chips the puck into the zone and the players battle out 2 v 2 or 3 v 3.
  • Players are encouraged to use their point players for give and gos, one timers, and tips in front of the net.

Coaching Points

  • Encourage players to utilize their teammates at the point, and then jump to open space for an outlet, one timer, or deflection. 
  • Point players should move the puck quickly to teammates, or work to get a shot or pass off that can be tipped.
  • Defenders should work on boxing out and eliminating sticks in front of the net so their goalies can get a clean read of a shot.
  • Defenders should keep their sticks on the ice to angle the puck carrier and block passing lanes.


  • Can set the game up to only have 2 point players instead of 3.
  • Can play 2 v 2 or 3 v 3 inside the zone.
  • Can award 2 points for a goal off of a one timer.

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