The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) have announced the launch of Hockey ScholarTM, a new hockey-themed STEM education course. Since its launch in September 2014, Future Goals™ has reached more than 375,000 students throughout the United States and Canada across 3,500 schools, generating more than 1.5 million hours of STEM learning opportunities.
The Hockey Scholar course takes students on an exciting educational journey with the goal of winning a virtual Stanley Cup®. As they guide their team, students complete 12 learning modules that educate them and test their knowledge on core STEM concepts covering data analysis, geometry, life science, and physical science. These topics come to life through real hockey examples that include the dynamics of the ice surface, equipment design, athletic performance, and geometric and energy considerations, all relating to how the game is played.