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Preds Street Pride In Sumner County Schools

Friday, 01.22.2010 / 6:36 PM CT / Community
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Preds Street Pride In Sumner County Schools
On Wednesday, January 20, the Nashville Predators welcomed the Whitten Elementary after school program to the Preds Street Pride Program.

The Nashville Predators Youth and Amateur Hockey staff armed with a truckload of street hockey sticks, nets, goalie equipment and balls, set out to deliver hockey knowledge to the boys and girls clubs 5th grade students of Whitten Elementary along with the opportunity for them to play street hockey.

The 60 eager faces listened intently as Andee Boiman, Preds Amateur and Youth Hockey Manager, explained this new sport to them, the history of the team, and some of the basic skills. The excited children were then exposed to their first hockey drill; a stickhandling relay race from one end of the gymnasium to the other. Split into teams with sticks in their hands, the kids excitedly raced each other displaying their newly acquired skills. After that came their first of many scrimmages to come. Two teams were made, each with a goalie suited-up in brand new street hockey equipment. The competition was fierce and the excitement was great. They were thrilled with playing this new sport.

When it seemed as though their interest couldn’t be any greater, in to the gym came Gnash – the Predators beloved mascot. The gym erupted with cheers, each team trying to get Gnash on to their team. When the game ended, the kids found out that everything they had been using to play today (and some more equipment) was all a gift to their school so they could play any time they wanted. Not only this, but they were invited to attend the Nashville Predators play the Colorado Avalanche on February 4, and so the children were left looking forward to coming to their first (for most of them) hockey game, and to playing hockey many more times.

The Nashville Predators Street Pride program is a league-wide street hockey program in which the Preds partner with youth community centers to donate free street hockey equipment, staff training and follow-up clinics. There are over 40 centers participating in Preds Street Pride program through middle Tennessee including YMCA’s, Boys & Girls Clubs and community centers. This free grassroots hockey development program emphasizes that all a kids needs to play hockey are sneakers, breaking down any socio-economic barriers associated with the sport.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61