Hockey Plays and Strategies
Authors Ryan Walter and Mike Johnston draw on their NHL coaching experience to pack Hockey Plays and Strategies full of offensive, defensive, and special play systems proven to succeed in the fast-paced and agile style of hockey played today. Don’t get caught chasing the puck. Rely on Hockey Plays and Strategies to put you in line for the win!
Carve out a spot on your bench, and in your library, for hockey’s most comprehensive playbook.
Hockey Plays and Strategies presents all of the popular offensive, defensive, and special teams systems used in today’s game, as well as tactical advice on making in-game adjustments and player match-ups at every level of play.
Veteran coaches Ryan Walter and Mike Johnston share more than 160 plays, systems, and strategies to control the ice and light up the net. In this one-of-a-kind guide, you’ll learn these skills:
•Puck movement within the neutral zone to set up for attack zone entry and scoring chances on the rush
•Capitalizing on all odd-man rush scoring chances and shutting down the opposition’s opportunities
•Executing lock-down defensive play in all zones to eliminate good scoring chances and shots on goal
•More than 25 power play systems for both the one-man and two-man advantage to keep the defense off balance and produce more scoring chances
•Penalty kill strategies that will stymie any attack and routinely clear the zone
•Controlling the puck and breaking up the opposition’s play with aggressive forechecking and backchecking strategies
•Controlling the game with top-notch game management tips on line pairings and changes, key momentum changers, and many more in-game adjustments to keep your opponents on their heels throughout the game
Whether you’re an experienced coach or taking the coaching reigns for the first time, Hockey Plays and Strategies will guide smart, consistent, and winning play.
Part I Offensive Play for Forwards and Defensemen
Chapter 1. Breakouts
Chapter 2. Neutral Zone Counters and Regroups
Chapter 3. Offensive Zone Entries
Chapter 4. Attack Zone
Chapter 5. Power Plays
Part II Defensive Play for Forwards and Defensemen
Chapter 6. Forechecking
Chapter 7. Neutral Zone Forechecking and Backchecking
Chapter 8. Defensive Zone Entries
Chapter 9. Defensive Zone Coverage
Chapter 10. Penalty Kills
Part III Special Game Situations
Chapter 11. Face-Offs
Chapter 12. Bench Management and Line Changes