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Wade Belak Speaks Out Against Bullying

Monday, 02.14.2011 / 6:17 PM CT / Community
By Eric Shuff  - Nashville Predators
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Wade Belak Speaks Out Against Bullying
Wade Belak is known for standing up to bullies on the ice, and he told students at Heritage Middle School in Thompson Station, TN that they can take a stand against bullies at their school.

Preds Anti-Bullying PSA
His message to the Middle Schoolers was simple – choose to be a hero. Belak spoke out against bullying and said that students can do the right thing by standing up to bullies and for those being bullied.

Belak knows students need to be safe, welcome and comfortable when they come to school, and he offered several options to the kids to make sure they feel that way every day, explaining that courage comes from people who stand up for one another.

Belak also emphasized that everyone is different – each person has their own unique talents and abilities, and everyone deserves respect in and out of school. He said if each person uses their different talents and abilities together, they can stop the bullies in their school.

During his discussion with students, Belak talked about how hockey players stand up for one another on the ice when things get out of hand, and how students need to make sure they do the same without breaking the rules.

Students were also given t-shirts that displayed the anti-bullying philosophy. A checklist on the back of each shirt showed that students would decide to stand up to bullies by helping instead of staying quiet.

To learn more about bully prevention, visit STARS Nashville’s website at starsnashville.org.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33