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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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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 51 25 19 7 113 121 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 54 21 28 5 132 164 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 53 10 27 -2 37
S. Weber 53 14 21 -4 35
F. Forsberg 53 15 18 -6 33
M. Ribeiro 53 6 27 3 33
J. Neal 53 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 53 6 16 3 22
R. Ellis 52 6 15 2 21
C. Smith 53 11 6 -1 17
C. Jarnkrok 52 9 7 0 16
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 17 7 .904 2.50
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36