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Preds Support Local Coaches

Tuesday, 08.19.2008 / 10:13 AM CT / Community
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Preds Support Local Coaches
The Nashville Predators have partnered with USA Hockey for the 2008-09 season to support coaching clinics as part of USA Hockey’s Coaching Education Program (CEP).

On Sunday, August 17, Nashville Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz, Associate Coach Brent Peterson and Strength and Conditioning Coach David Good were the guest speakers to approximately 20 youth coaches from the Middle Tennessee area during the USA Hockey CEP Level 3 Clinic at Cool Springs Ice Center in Franklin. These educational clinics are targeted toward coaches all hockey-knowledge levels as part of an ongoing effort to foster and improve youth hockey opportunities in the Middle Tennessee and Mid-South regions.

Coach Trotz and Peterson lent their knowledge to local coaches on how to create a team culture. Trotz and Peterson cited examples and showed video used as part of the Nashville Predators training and team building activities. Additionally, Trotz discussed the challenges of today’s youth coaches and the importance of building a relationship with the players. Trotz ended the discussion reminding coaches that their role as coach is to teach and inspire.

Coach Good covered topics related to stretching, conditioning and hydration as it pertains to youth athletes. Good engaged the coaches to ask questions concerning overall training of youth athletes for their upcoming season. Coaches in attendance walked away with additional knowledge from proper hydration and stretching techniques to overall good habits to help young athletes develop successfully.

USA Hockey, Inc. is the National Governing Body for the sport of hockey in the United States. As such, its mission is to promote the growth of hockey in America and provide the best possible experience for all participants by encouraging, developing, advancing and administering the sport. With a membership of more than 595,000 ice and inline hockey players, coaches, officials and volunteers, USA Hockey's primary emphasis is on the support and development of grassroots hockey programs.

The next USA Hockey CEP Clinic will be held September 12-14, 2008 at Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville. Nashville Predators Associate Coach Brent Peterson and other members of the Nashville Predators are scheduled to be the guest speakers. Advance registration is required. For more information, visit the “Coaches” section at www.usahockey.com.


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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 55 35 16 4 153 127 74
2 DAL 52 33 14 5 169 137 71
3 STL 54 29 17 8 128 128 66
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 50 27 19 4 145 132 58
6 COL 54 27 23 4 146 148 58
7 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
8 NSH 52 24 20 8 130 137 56
9 MIN 51 23 19 9 126 122 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 51 20 19 12 119 138 52
12 CGY 50 22 25 3 130 147 47
13 WPG 51 22 26 3 132 148 47
14 EDM 52 21 26 5 130 151 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 52 10 27 -4 37
S. Weber 52 13 20 -6 33
J. Neal 52 18 13 16 31
M. Ribeiro 52 6 25 1 31
F. Forsberg 52 14 16 -9 30
M. Ekholm 52 6 16 1 22
R. Ellis 51 6 15 0 21
C. Smith 52 11 6 -1 17
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
C. Jarnkrok 51 8 7 -3 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 19 17 7 .903 2.51
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36