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Coach's Corner
As part of an ongoing effort to foster and improve youth hockey opportunities in the Middle Tennessee and Mid-South regions, the Nashville Predators are pleased to offer support to the coaches of area teams. Through partnerships with USA Hockey, the Preds are able to present tools that any coach can use to improve his or her own abilities and, in turn, his team's on-ice performance.





Welcome to the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program
The Nashville Predators have teamed up with USA Hockey to host coaching clinics throughout the season through the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program (CEP). These educational clinics will be helpful to the seasoned coach, volunteer parent and casual hockey fan. For more information or to find a USA Hockey CEP clinic near you click here.

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 one million strong, including hockey players, coaches, officials and volunteers, and fans of the game, USA Hockey's primary emphasis is on the support and development of grassroots hockey programs.

For coaches and officials, USA Hockey conducts clinics and produces training manuals and videos through the Coaching Education Program and the Officiating Education Program. These programs enrich the knowledge of coaches and officials through careful study, training and examination. USA Hockey also promotes uniformity in playing rules and the interpretations of those rules.


Why Be a Coach?
Coaching is a great way for ex-players to give something back to a sport that gave them a lot of enjoyment, and a chance for parents to enhance their child's involvement in the game by participating as well.


How Do I Become Certified?
You can become a certified coach by signing up and attending a USA Hockey Coaching Clinic. For more information, please visit the USA Hockey Coaching Web site.

Where Can I Find Coaching Materials?
USA Hockey has compiled practice plans, dryland materials, and more to assist coaches.  To browse detailed materials as well as other downloads please click here.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  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

STATS

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