Neutral Zone Transition with High Roll

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This ice hockey drill focuses on supporting the puck in the neutral zone, creating a good passing angle, and an offensive zone play.  If you have enough players it can be run on both sides of the ice.  Pucks should be set up in opposite corners and at center ice.  The defense line up at opposite blue lines along the boards and the forwards form two lines at center ice facing opposite directions.  On the whistle the defense skate up to the bottom of the center ice circle and transition backwards to receive a pass from the forward.  The two players make as many passes back and forth as possible until the defense transitions towards the center of the ice while the forward transitions to the outside creating a good passing angle.  The defense passes to the forward and the forward attacks the blue line with speed for a shot on net.  After the shot the forward retrieves a puck in the corner and carries it uup the wall.  The defense times their break to receive a drop pass from the forward along the wall.  The forward then moves into the slot for a return pass and another shot on net.  Both players should end up at the net for a rebound.

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