Quickly chasing down a loose puck in the neutral zone and getting the play moving up ice creates a strong offensive threat. Often times defensemen are the first to recover loose pucks in neutral ice – this video covers three basic options for D to transition the puck up ice effectively.
The ability for a team to properly execute a neutral zone regroup can mean the difference between generating a scoring opportunity and giving up a scoring opportunity. In this video, we cover four basic neutral zone regroup tactics to help your team transition from the neutral zone to the offensive zone.
The neutral zone is often an over-looked zone by many hockey coaches. It’s easy to focus on scoring goals or improving team defense. I’ve put together a few of my favorite drills to work on neutral zone regrouping. Hopefully some of you find the drills useful.