In this drill, the players will line up at the four board side areas of both blue lines. There will be two forward lines and two defensive lines which will line up kitty corner from each other. Both sides will go at the same time. Pucks are divided up in the center-ice circle for players to pick up during the drill. Explaining from one side how this works, when the whistle blows to initiate the beginning of the drill, a forward player skates straight ahead and around the circle picking up a puck on his way around the circle.
As he rounds the circle, the defenseman at the blue line will time himself to skate forward and then to pivot backward to play a one-on-one skate with his teammate. The coach will then blow the whistle again which will allow the first player with the puck to shoot the puck at the goaltender, however, when the second whistle goes, more forwards leave to start the drill again.
As this is a backchecking drill, the two players who started the drill are still in play. After the shot is taken, the defenseman rushes up and joins the play to become a partner with the forward who just started the drill again. The drill moves in the same direction and the new defenseman comes out to play a two on one. However the forward who has taken a shot now becomes the back checker and must skate hard to catch up to the two on one, therefore playing a two on two backcheck drill. The coach blows whistle again the puck is shot again and the first two players now go into the offensive end forward lines while the drill continues with a two on one with a back checker coming hard.