Penalty Kill: Wedge +1




The Wedge +1 is strategically very similar to the “Sagging” Zone d-zone coverage

The Wedge +1 is a more advanced, more aggressive penalty kill, that operates similar to our “Sagging” Zone defensive zone coverage set-up. This set-up allows the closest “corner” of the box to challenge the puck carrier, while the other three players remain in front of the net.

Make sure your players understand when to “force” the puck carrier, and when to “contain” the puck carrier. Reading this incorrectly will cause problems for you! Also, remind your weak-side forward and defenseman to keep their heads on a swivel, and not to let anyone creep in behind them on the backdoor.

Enjoy!

D-Zone Coverage: “Sagging” Zone Arrow




“Sagging” Zone Arrow is a slightly more aggressive version of the “Sagging” Zone

Use the “Sagging” Zone Arrow to put even more pressure on the opposing team. The set up is very similar to the regular “Sagging” Zone, except that the players on the “arrows” (where the likely passing lanes are) slide out to cut down the puck carrier’s passing options.

This set-up will cause more turnovers, but leaves the front of the net more vulnerable. So the players in front must be even more aware of players sneaking in the backdoor.

Enjoy!!