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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 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 52 32 17 3 144 119 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 52 26 19 7 117 122 59
7 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
8 COL 56 27 25 4 149 155 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 53 21 20 12 123 143 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 54 11 27 -3 38
F. Forsberg 54 17 18 -7 35
S. Weber 54 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 54 6 27 2 33
J. Neal 54 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 54 6 18 3 24
R. Ellis 53 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 54 11 7 -2 18
C. Jarnkrok 53 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 37 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 7 .903 2.54
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36