Wide Attack (overload lane support )
Return to Main Drill page
Skill: Overload/Support Attack from a side lane, timing, read and react, puck support, and setting up for a quality attack on net.
Purpose: Develop support and read/react skills showing your opponent 1 flow while having several options.
Directions: Skaters are in 2 lines as far back from the attacking blue line as necessary. Pucks are with the line away from the boards. At the direction of the leader the Skaters begin their wide attack. Skater 1 passes to Skater 2 near the blue line on the boards. Skater 2 begins to head to the net but realizes the center is clogged before the top of the circles and angles back towards the boards. Skater 1 comes over the blue line and overloads/supports the side lane (ready to read and react to Skater 2)
Variations: Mirror attacks from opposite side of rink. Add a point and/or high slot support for more options.