2-3 Neutral Zone Forecheck

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In this neutral zone forecheck system, two forwards apply pressure to the opponent's defense.  The goal is to eliminate any D to D pass and create a turnover.

F1 and F2 skate right to the defense slightly inside to outside as if to pry them apart.  They have to attack them with speed.  When the puck is moved up ice the have to stop and backcheck inside the dots with their sticks on the ice.

F3 locks on to an opponents and stays on the defensive side until possession is gained.  The basically try to eliminate their man as an option in the other team's neutral zone transition.

The strong side defense is the player on the side that the puck is moved to.  This player pressures the puck and tries to force a dump, or even an icing if possible.

The weak side defense plays a little bit softer and has two jobs.  They must be ready to be the first one back in the zone to retrieve a dump.  They also have to keep an eye on any player on the weak side of the ice.


gtupker on 9/25/2015

Great ideas

Richard Morris on 9/9/2014

great drill

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