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Get Out And Learn! a great success

Friday, 04.29.2011 / 3:48 PM CT / Features
By Nashville Predators
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Get Out And Learn! a great success
This past season the Nashville Predators hosted the fifth year of the widely popular Preds Get Out And Learn! (G.O.A.L!) free beginner hockey program designed for boys and girls ages 4 to 8 with no prior experience. Kids have an opportunity for parents to sign them up for the four-week sessions held year round at local rinks. Through a partnership with A-Game Sportsplex (Franklin) and Centennial Sportsplex (Nashville) the Preds are able to provide free skate rental and ice time to kids while the Preds provide the free rental equipment. Annually the program reaches over 400 new kids looking to try out the sport.

G.O.A.L! - Get Out And Learn
G.O.A.L! was designed as a way to make the sport of hockey and ice skating facilities more accessible to families wanting to get their kids involved. The Preds recognize the importance of kids participation in sports as it develops their confidence and establishes a healthy, active lifestyle. Registration is completely free, making the program ideal for any family.

The four-week ice sessions are ran in accordance with USA Hockey American Development Model which emphasizes age appropriate drills for maximum skill development and fun, (www.admkids.org). On-ice instructors include members of the Preds front office staff, Preds players, USA Hockey certified coaches and area high school hockey players who volunteer their time to give back to the community.

Graduates of the Preds G.O.A.L! program are encouraged to take the next step in their hockey development by signing up for an additional learn to skate or beginner hockey program at local rinks (www.goagame.com; www.nyhl.com). Since the launch of the Preds G.O.A.L! program in October 2006 over 1500 new kids have been introduced to the sport of ice hockey at no cost. This growth has attributed to a healthy showing of house and travel hockey participants across Middle Tennessee.

Information on the Preds G.O.A.L! program can be found online (www.nashvillepredators.com/goal). The next four-week session will be posted this summer. Parents can sign up for email alerts for G.O.A.L! and other youth hockey development programs online, just follow the links on the G.O.A.L! webpage.


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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 50 25 18 7 111 115 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 53 21 27 5 131 156 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