Always end every practice with 6 to 8 minutes of fun games

we  split the rink into 3 stations & play 3  cross ice games

sits on the bench

cross ice hockey
british bulldog
relay races
cops & robbers
freeze tag
dodge ball

You don't have to always use regulation hockey pucks
tennis balls , soccer balls , wiffle balls , orange road hockey balls ,
or even 2 or 3 balls at once
hockey great Gordie Howe would sometimes bring a tennis ball out on the ice to put some fun into their proffessional practices

Ice setup for 3 small cross ice games

you do not have to use a puck
you can use a tennis ball, a road hockey ball, a ringette ring