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Toronto Maple Leafs Players Use Hockey to help Students Build STEM Skills

Holy Angels Catholic School welcomed Toronto Maple Leafs players Brad Boyes and Jake Gardiner, along with Leafs Alumni player Darryl Sittler for a unique educational opportunity. The players interacted with a group of students as they tested out an online course called Hockey Scholar, taking users on an exciting educational journey with a goal of winning the Stanley cup.
As they guided their team, students completed twelve learning modules that educated them and tested their knowledge on core STEM concepts covering data analysis, geometry, life science and physical science topics. The topics came to life through real hockey examples including the dynamics of the ice surface, equipment design, athletic performance and energy considerations to how the game is played. 
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Following the modules, the students proceeded to the gymnasium for an assembly with the rest of the Holy Angels community. The players connected content from the Hockey Scholar course to their own personal on-ice experience. As an added bonus, the students participated in a question and answer period with the players. The students were excited to test their knowledge of science, technology, mathematics and engineering with the players and ask them questions about life as a professional hockey player. Much to their delight, the students learned that being a professional hockey player is a lot like being a student - by working hard and giving it your all, you can accomplish great things.