Archive for March, 2017



WARM UP: Skate with pucks  (5 minutes)

ALL IN:   (5 minutes)

Fast as you can

Fall on two knees and get up

1,2,3 glide / 1 foot glide , other foot glide

Stop at every line x 2

6 stations: 5  players per station   30 minutes

Corner 1 Tire push through tall pylons

Corner 2 Full size net- three pucks – shoot as fast as you can

Between blue lines (across the ice)  Red Bull Challenge

IF we have a goalie then skate in and shoot on the goalie

IF we do not have a goalie then from crease out to blue line straight line skate with forehand and backhand shots to either side using small nets and piles of pucks

Corner 3 Ringette ring keep away

 Corner 4  Puck challenge into corner – fight for puck and shoot on full size net


Wrap up game Rubber chicken keep away


First I would like to start by thanking the great staff at the arena…and of course our canteen with the goodies.They are so great to work with.Since this is our last practice at both Merivale and Bell all those reading this should take a moment to thank them for their efforts!

Practice plan

Warm up – skate with pucks

All in:  

Fast as you can

Sculling forward and back

Stop at every line

Forward backward transitions

Right knee, left knee, both knees

NO STICKS       Game:  Predator and Prey Dodgeball –  one team against the other until no one is left then repeat

Drills:  5 Stations: 30 minutes 4 nets needed   6- 8 per station 

  1. Corner 1- In and out game (2 on 2 or 3 on 3) across the blue line (as in basketball –one team enters the zone and tries to score while the other team tries to get the puck back over the blue line) – this is essentially an offside drill and a game WITHOUT GOALIE
  2. Corner 2 Figure 8 skate both forward and backwards – Cross over both ways
  3. Red bull cycle blue line to blue line on half of the ice on the opposite side to corner 1
  4. Corner 3- Skate in on goalie 2 on none
  5. Corner 4 Bounce puck off the boards – receive it skating backwards and then skate forward to shoot at boards – repeat
  6. Goalie training in full size net in crease

WRAP UP if time – rubber chicken keep away