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Road to the 2008 Predators Cup Begins This Weekend

-- Eight Tennessee high school hockey teams to compete for state championship --

Wednesday, 03.5.2008 / 6:00 AM CT / Community
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Road to the 2008 Predators Cup Begins This Weekend
Nashville, Tenn. (March 5, 2007) - The road to the eighth annual Predators Cup Tennessee High School Hockey Championship begins this weekend. Eight teams will compete in the tournament starting with preliminary round-robin games on March 8-9 and ending with the finals at the Sommet Center on Saturday, March 22.

2007 Preds Cup Champion Pope John Paul II
Nearly 30 teams from Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville area high schools compete in independent league play for seeding placement into the state tournament. Games will open this Saturday, March 8 at 11:25 a.m. when Pope John Paul II, the 2007 Preds Cup and 2008 Nashville Cup champs, take on the Metro Pirates, Knoxville’s No. 1 seed, at Southern Ice Arena (215 Gothic Court, Franklin). All-day passes to this weekend’s game are just $2.

The top two teams from each division will advance to the Predators Cup Championship Series March 21-22 at Centennial Sportsplex (222 25th Ave N, Nashville), with the championship game played at the Sommet Center on March 22 at approximately 5:15 p.m.*
*Championship game will begin 45 minutes after the conclusion of the Predators vs. Blackhawks game and is open to the public and free of charge, seating is general admission.

Teams competing for the 2008 Predators Cup:
Knoxville area high schools: Metro Pirates and Metro Warriors
Memphis area high schools: Collierville and Germantown
Nashville area high schools: Father Ryan, Hendersonville, Pope John Paul II and Ravenwood

The Nashville Predators established the Predators Cup during the 1999-00 season as part of the team's mission to increase the visibility of hockey on the amateur level in Tennessee. To see previous state champs, in addition to tournament schedule/results, visit www.nashvillepredators.com/predscup.
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
6 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
7 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
8 NSH 55 25 21 9 142 148 59
9 ARI 54 25 23 6 143 164 56
10 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
11 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 55 11 29 -2 40
F. Forsberg 55 18 18 -7 36
S. Weber 55 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 55 6 28 3 34
J. Neal 55 20 13 18 33
M. Ekholm 55 6 19 3 25
R. Ellis 54 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 55 11 7 -1 18
C. Jarnkrok 54 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 38 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 8 .902 2.57
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36