In this drill all the forwards should be on the boards on one side of the ice at the center red line with pucks. Two defensemen should stand on the red dots at the blue line. Two other defensemen should be at the opposing and standing on the two red face-off dots at the blue. This drill starts by the first player in line with the forwards dumping the puck into what we will call the defensive zone. The two defensemen then move as they would to execute a breakout play. The three forwards will curl into the defensive zone to receive a pass from the defenseman and then break out of the zone moving down the ice into the three on two situation. The other two defensemen at the opposite end of the ice once the puck has been dumped into the breakout should skate forward fast as they can over the red line at center ice, then time their pivots to start skating backwards to take on the three on two play. The original two defensemen involved in the break out move down ice to take on the next three on two and so on.
Goalies -- yes -- in this drill the goalie coach can move the goalies from end to end so that each goalie participates not only in the breakout but also in the end doing the three on two.