Playing against 5 on 3 power play is the most challenging situation for goalies. The opponents have great puck control, many passing options and shooting lanes from their best offensive players. This is exactly the situation where “the goalie has to be the best penalty killing player.”Read More
Author: Hiroki Wakabayashi
The faceoff is hockey’s only “set play” that can separate the teams from offensive side to defensive side and try to execute pre-set plays to start the play. The team that takes control of the puck off the faceoff usually has a split second to move the puck and players as they planned in order to create some special plays.
For goalies, especially, defensive zone faceoffs can be very dangerous and require special attention.Read More
Today we continue the series of articles from coach Hiroki Wakabayashi. Too often young...Read More
In this month’s instalment of Studying Hockey Systems for Goaltending we examine the Side Overload powerplay formation, shooting options and common set plays that a goaltender should be familiar with.Read More