Our first two installments featuring Minnesota Wild goalie development coach Richard Bachman working with Vancouver Giants prospect Matthew Hutchison at the NET360 Goalie Camp in Kelowna focussed exclusively on crease movement patterns and keys.
That progression continues with this rush drill, which includes three different shooting options as players cut across the ice, further reinforcing both the shuffle work from the first segment with Bachman and just a little bit of the sharp-angle work on overlap around the post.
“Now you’re just making reads and playing hockey,” Bachman told Hutchison.
This rush drill features three shooting options marked by a glove, water bottle or cone.
The first is out near the top of the faceoff circle on the same side the shooter starts this solo rush attack. The second is on the other side as the shooter cuts across the middle of the zone, in closer and near the top hash mark. The third is a dead angle near the bottom of the faceoff dot opposite the side the drill on. The goalie coach tells the shooter 1, 2, or 3 in advance.
Bachman walks Hutchison and the shooters through the drill and some of the stance keys:
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