RedWings 3on2 Power Play Drill

Red Wings 3 on 2 Power Play Drill
Red Wings 3 on 2 Power Play Drill

The RedWings 3on2 Power Play drill, from the experts at Hockey Coach Vision

The RedWings 3on2 Power Play drill works on quick transitions from offense to defense in a tight area


In this small-area power play practice drill, players must transition quickly from offense to defense in a very small area of play. 

RedWings 3on2 Power Play Drill Description

Two nets are set up on a goal line in front of the face off dots. One point-shooter/passer from each team is placed above the circles facing their opposing goalie. The coach starts play by chipping a puck off of the end boards to create a 2 on 2 battle for the puck. Upon recovering the puck, the player moves it quickly up to their point player as the other players set up in a small-scale 3 on 2 power play situation. The player at the point should move laterally to provide pass-and-shoot options from above the circle.

Key Points

  • Encourages shooting the puck and crashing the net for rebounds.
  • Low players should also work on their screening technique.
  • To encourage quick shooting of the puck, the coach can use a shot clock where the players have to get a shot off within 10-15 seconds or the puck is turned over to the other team.

About Hockey Coach Vision…

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