1 on 1 from Center Ice
This youth hockey drill helps players improve their 1 on 1 techniques.
The drill starts when the defensive player passes the forward in the corner. The forward cannot leave until they receive the pass. Once they receive the pass they are skating straight down the ice on a 1 on 1. The defensive player, once they make the pass, skates around the cone and pivots from forwards to backwards and plays the forward from the opposite corner. The goal for the defensmen not give up the blue line. The better the angle and gap established by the defensmen, the easier it is to not give up your blue line.