1 player on each line starts without puck and skates hard to the center face-off crease and stops. Then skates back towards his starting line and receives a pass which he immediately returns back. The stop again at the line you started from.
Skate backwards and receive a second pass while skating backwards which must be immediately passed back.
Play a 2on1 on each side. Defender must step up and close the gap quickly after his last pass.
Make sure you don't run the 2on1's on the same side.
The key points are:
- good stopping technique
- full stop
- tape-to-tape passes
- timing for 2on1 criss-cross
- stay on your side of the rink