Monday, 28 November 2011

Defensive Responsibility Key for Wheat Kings Practice this Week

It'll be a much needed break for the Brandon Wheat Kings early this week.

The club will practice Monday and Tuesday, the first time since the first week of November they'll have full squad practices on back-to-back days.

"You can say all you want about working things on video, when you get time to practice and time to work on things and be able to do some certain situations back-to-back in practice, not just do it once and not review it again for 7-10 days," said Brandon coach Cory Clouston on Monday's Coaches Corner on CKlQ, "It should be a good week for us."

A lot of the review this week will likely be about defensive responsibilities.

Brandon has surrendered four or more goals in seven straight games, losing four of those.

And Clouston says defensive responsibility isn't just about the defensive zone.

"At times, we've been caught with three forwards too low. At times, we haven't come back with the right urgency or right structure that you need to defend through the neutral zone and, ultimately, defend against the rush," said Clouston, "It's not like that it's one zone, it's all three zones that we need to get better at."

The Wheat Kings are also hoping to get some relief from the injury bug this week.

Ryley Miller, Dominick Favreau, Tyrel Seaman and Dakota Conroy were all sidelined last week.

To listen to the complete Viscount Gort Coaches Corner program from Monday morning, click here...

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