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Future GoalsTM Program

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Bring Hockey Scholar to your classroom, in-person or virtually.


Get your students started on Hockey Scholar from home.



Score big with STEM activities in the Family Resource Center.

Welcome to the Future GoalsTM Program

This STEM curriculum provides students the opportunity to develop STEM skills through online, interactive hockey math games, as well as other STEM sports activities. The Future GoalsTM - Hockey Scholar program is designed to leverage STEM in hockey to create a fun and memorable learning experience. Future Goals also offers engagement opportunities in your local community. See below for upcoming events and ways to become more involved with your home team!


Team Updates

New York Islanders – November Dr. Rocks Blog Post

Future GoalsTM Program November Dr. Rocks’ Blog! How fast can a professional hockey player skate on ice? Answer: About 20 mph, due to the air resistance for the average player. The speed of a hockey player depends air resistance. Imagine that all players were the same in size, shape, and strength, and skated on ice…

New York Islanders – October Dr. Rocks Blog Post

Future GoalsTM Program Dr. Rocks’ Blog! What Thickness of Ice is Required for Hockey Played on Ponds? Answer: About 12-15 inches for team play; 3 inches for one person. The weight that pond ice can support increases with the thickness of the ice “squared”. For example, two inches of ice supports two times two, or…

Teacher Highlight

New York Islanders April Teacher of the Month!

Name: Christine Kearns

School: Weber MS Port Washington, NY

New York Islanders March Teacher of the Month!

Name: Kenneth DiDonna

School: Carrie Palmer Weber Middle School, Port Washington UFSD

Team Roster

Interested in learning more about your home team? Click below to see the full team roster and their community webpage.

League-Wide Updates

Future GoalsTM Virtual Science Fair presented by SAP

    Today is National STEM Day and we are celebrating big time with the launch of the Future Goals Virtual Science Fair presented by SAP! The Virtual Science Fair is open to students in…

The 2021-2022 Hockey Season Is Here!

THE 2021-2022 SEASON IS HERE! October 12, 2021 Today is the first day of the 2021- 2022 NHL Regular Season. Get started on Future Goals-Hockey Scholar and allow students to connect STEM concepts to the…

Family Resource Center

LAUNCHED! Future Goals is more than just a digital resource. New this year, we have compiled a website to access activities, experiments, challenges and more to do at home. Click below to check out more...

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