Ozone-Dzone

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Ozone

If you want to score goals…you have to get to the dirty areas. And for each level that you go up, that statement become more and more of a factor. Check this clip out of Erik Haula from the Canes as he cuts back on the defender and brings the puck to the net hard…eventually...
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Ozone Play

Pat Maroon sends his team to the Conference Finals! And they did it using my favorite faceoff play.  We call i “Around the Pile.” On this play, the wings line up on opposite sides. You can see Maroon (lefty)  lines up on the wall while Thomas (righty) lines up in the middle. First of all,...
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Ozone Play

I played against Joe Pavelski in the USHL back in the early 2000s.  His Waterloo team ended my junior career in the playoffs. I played against Joe Pavelski in college three years later in the NCAA Tournament.  His Wisconsin Badgers beat us in triple OT to advance to the Frozen Four where they would eventually...
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Ozone Play

Everybody wants to score goals.  It’s what wins games, and gets the fans out of their seats.  But why is it so hard…and what can you do to put yourself in a position to score?? Looking at these two video clips, it tells an amazing story. You need to be READY to score.  If you...
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Ozone Play

COACHES: Using a “Rimmed Release” behind the net in the Ozone is a great way to relieve pressure from the defensive team. It helps to spread them back out & maintain possession. Here are two examples from the EDM/STL game last night that ended up in goals. Great job!!
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Ozone Play

Coaches: Creating offense with OZ Wall Play. Watch the routes of players without the puck and how they are always moving towards their teammate to create a switch & cause confusion for defensive team *Cross & Drop on Halfwall or Blueline *Catch the Edge and keep it *Puck Protection & Cutbacks to keep possession
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Ozone Play

Coaches: Want find ways to create more offense off of the cycle? GET YOUR DEFENSEMEN INVOLVED! 1.Give & Go Plays 2.High Rolls/Forced switches on the Halfwall & attack net 3.Weakside D activation for a seam pass
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Ozone Play

What’s that saying? “They don’t ask how-they ask how many.” Anders Lee gives us 15 examples & 3.75 million reasons why scoring dirty goals is just as much as fun as scoring the fancy dangles that Pavel Barber tweets about daily. If you want to score from the dirty areas then you have to get...
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Ozone Play

COACHES: What does movement in the Ozone do? It creates confusion. Watch Marchessault & Theodore on this goal. When the Caps interchange along wall there’s miscommunication (freeze-frame). Both players go to one guy, leaving Wilson WIDE OPEN in the slot. Great job!
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