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Excerpt — Hockey Plays and Strategies-2nd Edition

Hound the puck

This system is the opposite of the midlane backcheck. The first forward hounds the puck (backchecks toward the player with the puck) as hard as he can, and if a pass is made, the forward continues to pressure the puck (figure 8.12).

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Small details create a successful power play

When developing and monitoring the power play, coaches should remember that small details create a successful power play.

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Taking advantage of the hybrid icing rule

With the recent hybrid icing rule being incorporated at the professional and many amateur levels, teams are now taking advantage of early area plays.

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