When you bring the best players and coaches together, entertaining things happen. Not only that, but many of the tactical habits employed by elite hockey team are actually not so hard to grasp.
Here are five teaching points brought to us by The World Cup Of Hockey 2016, broken down and served up in just over one minute apiece:
1) Transition Play: Team North America’s Neutral Zone Mastery
How did @TeamNA_WCH dominate @TeamEUR_WCH? Controlled Exit + Controlled Entry = $Profits$ #1MinuteTactics pic.twitter.com/CBRdE5LmsV
— Jack Han (@ml_han) September 9, 2016
2) Defensive Zone Play: Team Canada Defeats The Dump & Chase
New #1MinuteTactics – how did @HC_Men defeat @usahockey‘s dump & chase tonight? One move to get out of jail. pic.twitter.com/yl1D3BcqH6
— Jack Han (@ml_han) September 11, 2016
3) Offensive Zone Play: Team USA Pinches To Maintain Possession
New #1MinuteTactics – O-zone sequence by @usahockey illustrates how pinching can be both safe & effective #WCOH2016. pic.twitter.com/58T7tozWRH
— Jack Han (@ml_han) September 16, 2016
4) Special Teams: Team Canada Ticks All The Boxes For An Effective Powerplay
New #1MinuteTactics – @HC_Men demonstrates 5 keys to great PP before scoring vs #CZE at #WCOH2016 . pic.twitter.com/VqMRSgX7G0
— Jack Han (@ml_han) September 18, 2016
5) Individual Play: Canada & Team Europe Players Stick To Fundamentals To Create Goals
New #1MinuteTactics: Hockey is a simple game. How did @HC_Men & @TeamEUR_WCH score in the #WCH2016 SFs? By executing the #fundamentals. pic.twitter.com/MtwObigcQk
— Jack Han (@ml_han) September 26, 2016
Jack Han is the Video & Analytics Coordinator for the McGill Martlet Hockey team. You can find him on Twitter or on the ice at McConnell Arena.
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Tremendous. Like BJJscout for ice hockey. Thanks.