Thursday, August 30, 2012

2-1-2 Defensive Zone System & Tactics

Rules for 2-1-2 Systems:

  • Always have pressure on puck carrier
  • Finish your checks
  • 1st man body, 2nd man puck
  • Man, You, Goal
  • Body in shooting lane
  • Sticks in passing lanes

Canada 2-1-2 Overload Defensive Zone Coverage IIHF WC 2012

System : 2-1-2 Overload

  • Overload 5 players one side of ice


  • Always press the puck carrier
  • Always Out number the opposition 
  • Block the passing lanes


  • When puck is on boards, overload zone


  • Early pressure
  • Always out number in small area
  • Get possession of the puck

 Anaheim Ducks executed 2-1-2 Overload Defensive Zone Coverage in 2007 and won the Stanley Cup.   

Power Thoughts:

"Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it."  -Steve Prefontaine

"A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more."
-Steve Prefontaine

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."
-Steve Prefontaine

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