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In-Tight Scoring: Dangling & Quick Shots in the Slot

Skill Drills

Welcome to the In-Tight Scoring Series with legendary Skills Coach Pete Lenes, a.k.a. Swaggy P! This series is specifically designed to teach players how to take advantage of opportunities down low and in-tight so that they can score more goals! 

At HockeyShot, we’re passionate about elevating hockey players’ skills to new heights. That’s why we set out to create the ultimate guide for players to score more goals with elite level instruction and drills from Coach Pete!

A former D1 player turned 10-year pro, Pete Lenes is passionate about pushing player development to the next level. As the co-owner of Elev802 in Vermont, Pete works with elite players on refining their skills, creating more offensive opportunities, and becoming elite goal scorers.  Swaggy P not only constantly pushes the limits of his local players, but also himself, quickly becoming one of the hockey community’s most followed coaches for his blend of high-quality instruction, mind-blowing stick skills, and puck control. 

And now, he’s here to teach you!

Coach Pete demonstrates different techniques to help players gain control of the puck from rebounds and fire it back into the slot, aiming to hit the back of the net!

It’s week three, and in this video, Coach Pete shows us how to act quick in front of the net and master your aim! Check it out!

For this lesson, Swaggy P practices a drill that focuses on catching goalie rebounds out front and making sure they finish in the back of the net.

This drill is recreating a rebound from the goalie in front of the net when they’re down on their pads. To start this drill, set up a rebounder in the place of the goalie as well as a speed deke in front of you. 

For this drill, there are two versions; simple and advanced. 

For the simple version, start off by making a pass to the rebounder. When receiving the pass, stickhandle the puck under the speed deke and back, and then take a shot.

For the advanced version, sauce it over the speed deke onto your backhand, and back under, receiving it back onto your forehand. Once it’s back on your forehand, take a shot at the net.

The goal here is to aim either in the slot above the goalie’s pads or upstairs above their shoulder.

This is a great drill to recreate a real-game scenario, with rebounds coming in that high slot and trying to get that puck off of you as fast as possible. This drill not only helps with quickness of stickhandling, but through repetition, improves shot accuracy. Transform your game by becoming smarter and quicker with the puck!

Develop your stickhandling skills and get those quick shots to the net as fast as possible!

Head up and get training!