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12-Oct-2016
Defense
Playname: Neut zone lw lock
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The Left Wing Lock is a trap designed to cut down on opponents space and create a turnover before the Red Line. (Can't dump in)

We start with opponent gaining the puck in their end, starting a breakout.
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Arrows show where we go:
Our D slides over towards center, LW races back to become a "3rd" D on left side.

If the LW was too deep and got stuck in the corner or something, then C should go over to the left side, and the RW slides to center and pressures the passer

One forechecker (here, our RW) goes a little deeper to force breakout pass to go to Left side - this cuts the ice in half

The second forechecker (our C) is back as a second layer
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Once in position, we're like an umbrella (shaded areas).

Deep forechecker (RW) is trying to force a bad first pass

Second forechecker (C) will pressure recipient of first pass and try to force a bad second pass into traffic in the neutral zone.
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Deep forechecker starts coming back.

C pressures whoever gets the puck and starts clogging up their passing lanes

As RW gets back, she will further clog up passing lanes.

The idea is to force a bad pass, which will end up with one of the 3 back defenders.
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The only way out of here for opponent is backwards!

This is the best-known way to beat this trap.
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Now we'll look at how to escape a trap: One way to beat the trap is for the RW to stop, pass back, get a quick pass across to the other side and up to a wing breaking on the weak side.

If anyone ever plays a trap defense on us, this is what we would have to do.
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Go to the far boards.

Weak side winger has to be alert and get out to open ice. The puck has to go back to the D in order to get around to her.

Now the race is on!
Play submitted by: Glenn Sanders
Sub categories: Lock, Neutral zone

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