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Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation. If the winger is tied up while D1 is moving with the puck the centermen is there for support and D1 can also make the pass to C. The best time to use this breakout is when the other team has players near the net, or behind the net or moving to that zone and the best option is to move the puck right away up the strong side of the ice. In this situation D1 has moved to pick up the puck, while D2 is reading the other teams position. This tells D1 that the best play is to pass the puck behind the net to D2 A direct pass is ideal, but a bank pass can be made as well.
In this situation D1 is moving for the puck or has the puck and he has a step on the forechecker. D1 should use the net as a screen by cutting close to net while skating behind it not giving the forechecker room to check him, or get a step. D2 holds position in front of the net until D1 makes a pass, or skates the puck up ice. RW provides an option for a pass, C supports low giving D1 another option for a pass, LW moves across the ice. The best time to use this breakout is when D1 has some speed, and the other team does not have pressure down low. In this situation D1 has started to skate the puck behind then net, however their is a forechecker right behind him and checking hard.
C gives support by moving with D1, and then back low through the slot after the reverse pass is made, LW moves inside initially anticipating the pass to RW but then moves back to the boards when the reverse pass is made to receive a breakout pass, RW moves to prepare for the UP pass, however when the reverse pass is made he moves across the ice to support the breakout.
The best time to use this breakout is when D1 initiates a WHEEL breakout, but cannot complete it due to a quick forechecker right on his tail. The RIM breakout is used when the other team is forechecking hard and the best option is to send the puck hard around the boards to the winger. D1 gets the puck and quickly rims it around the boards to RW. C supports from underneath while LW moves across the ice to support.
In this situation, RW must be able to control the puck and make a play, skate with the puck, or chip it behind the pinching defenseman. If you learned anything from these breakouts I highly recommend picking up the book, I have links at the top and bottom of this article.
Hockey Plays and Strategies-2nd Edition
As a coach implementing these breakouts comes down to proper practice planning, and getting all the guys on your team on the right page. You can pick up a copy of the book , photocopy pages 10,11 and 12 and hand them out to your players, and then start using them during practice. Once you have the book you can review the other pages for some more great plays and strategies.
As a player there is nothing more frustrating than trying to play positional hockey, only to have the other guys on your team completely out of place, or moving the puck to the wrong spot. The easiest way to start using these breakouts would be for the defensemen to start talking and discussing the 5 different breakouts while on the bench. Try using 1 or 2 each game so you can eventually commit them all to memory. Once you and your partner knows the 5 different calls you can start yelling them out when the time is right during the games. Most of the work for the breakouts is done by D1 and D2 so start by getting your defensive partner on board, and then work on the forwards, most wingers should know where to be anyways.