Detroit Red Wings Figure 8 Puck Protection Drill

Puck Protection Hockey Drill

This is a great drill to work on puck protection and executing tight turns with some pressure on you. A lot of the time we do drills through cones and tires, by adding the player’s this drill becomes more of a realistic simulation to the game

Keys to the Drill

  • Shielding puck. Keeping your body between the defender and your puck.
  • Keep momentum by executing c cuts with outside leg
  • On the turns lead with your hips
  • Maintain strong but loose upper body to be able to make a quick move or get a shoot off