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10-28-2007, 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Stripes View Post
Powerplay strategy can depend a lot on how your opponents kill in their own zone. When I played minor hockey, a lot of teams used a small passive box to defend, and our strategy was to try to stretch the box and open up passing lanes through it by being patient on the outside perimeter and drawing a PKer out to the puck carrier. That basically set us up for a 4-on-3 for a few seconds and gave us lot of one-timers from close range, which resulted in a lot of powerplay goals.
The way I'm reading this, its pretty similar to what my team does. Basically, we try to set up mini two-on-ones to get a player on the PK to commit and when he does it opens up a lane back door. The way our power play is run isn't really all that uncommon. Our coach calls it homeplate, which is just an umbrella with forwards at each side of the net for a rebound.

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