DT400 - 2 on 1 x 2
Start by giving passive support and progress to F1 support D1 low whil F2 covers the D at the point. This is a one puck game and can be played in situations from 1-1 to 3-2.
1. Red F1-F2 attack vs. Blue D1.
2. Red D1 passively support at the blue line.
3. Blue F1-F2 passively support at the top of the circles.
4. On a turnover or after a frozen puck or goal Blue D1 pass to Blue F1 or F2.
5. Red F1-F2 and Blue F1 return to the lineup.
6. Blue F1-F2 skate to the far blue line and turn back to attack Red D1 who follows.
7. Red F3-F4 and blue D2 give passive support.
8. Same game rotation happens at the other end with GF1-F2 attacking Bl D1 and GD1 and BF1-F2 support.
For those coaches who have large groups at hockey schools or try-outs this is a great transition game to play in smaller areas. Use the F7 Formation with 4 nets (2 on each goal line or 2 at one end and one at the other) and have 4 2/3 ice transition games going on at one time. If the players are not very aware on the ice then have them turn back at the red line instead of skating to the far blue line in order to avoid collisions. Progress from passive support to the new players joining the offense and defense. If you do this a 1-1 creates a 2-2 at each end, 2-1 creates a 3-3, 2-2 a 4-4, 3-2 a 5-5 or by sending out between 1 and 3 F's and 1 or 2 D you create random situations that the players must Read and Respond to. A great benefit to this transition game with active support is that the F's and D have a i.e. 2-1 for a few seconds only and just like in a real game the supporting players catch up to the play.
It is also a great way to teach offensive and defensive team play because the coach can create any situation he/she wants and because the game runs itself and there are no whistles the coach is free to coach. Have one coach with the D and one with the F's and talk to them when they come back. Only stop the game if it is totally off track and then do a short correction and get back to it.