CARD 20b – D200 VARIATION
D200 formation is similar to D2 basic formation except the extra players line up along the blue line.
Activity: Play cross-ice games to experiment with the formation. Play with 60 second shifts; on the sound of the whistle the player with the puck passes to one of their teammates coming into play from the blue line. Add rules about skating; like only backward skating allowed, or any other skill that has been practiced so far.
CARD 25 – PLAYING WITH 3 PUCKS
Playing with 3 pucks causes some things to naturally happen. The players must look around with their heads on a swivel so they know what is happening behind them. Some methods are; everyone on the ice, 5-5 with line changes. Keep score and the team that scores twice wins. Next game, start with two pucks, and then one. In order to avoid confusion, only have three pucks on the ice at one time, the extra pucks can be on top of the nets. Another idea is a timed game where the goalie puts the puck back into play after a goal.
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