Former Blues’ coach authors hockey drill book

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League has served as an excellent springboard for Barrett Leganchuk, who has taken his hockey knowledge and expertise to higher levels.

A former assistant coach with the Winnipeg Blues (2010-2012), Leganchuk currently works as the Scouting Coordinator for the Winnipeg Jets. He also was on the Coaching Staff for Team Canada West at the 2014 World U17 Hockey Challenge and has directed and assisted hockey schools across the country.

Wanting to pass on his knowledge to young players, Leganchuk recently became the author of a hockey drill book. Five years in the making, the drill book is designed to provide coaches with a complete package of hockey drills.

“Elite Hockey Development Drills contains over 100 warmup and flow drills with numerous variations,” says Leganchuk. “The book is conveniently split up into five chapters to target a specific area of the ice surface and includes diagrams with step-by-step instructions.

Elite Hockey Development Drills aims to maximize practice efficiency, provide a plan for high tempo practices quickly and challenge players every practice. In today’s game there is a big importance on transition moving the puck up ice quickly and countering on the attack and also involving your defense. These tactics have been included in many of the drills and are specifically designed to encourage speed and execution in a team’s style of play.

“From my years of coaching and being around other coaches, progression and details have always been something that all coaches place a great importance on,” he said. “There are a lot of good coaching resources available, but I haven’t found a book or resource that breaks down drills from location of the ice surface. This is where I find this book to be most useful as a resource that Coaches can have on them at all times and when in need of some ideas they can refer too.”

The drill book is available at the following:

Elite Hockey Development Drills can be purchased online at:

For In Store Purchase available at:
MTS Iceplex Jets Gear Pro Shop
Chapters, St. Vital
McNally Robinson, Winnipeg