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Encyclopedia > Goals against average

Goals Against Average (GAAv) is an ice hockey statistic that represents the number of goals netminders concede on average per whole-game played. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... A statistic (singular) is the result of applying a statistical algorithm to a set of data. ...

It is calculated by multiplying the number of goals conceded by 60 (the number of minutes in a regulation game), and then dividing by the minutes played in net.

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 Goals against average - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (156 words) Goals against average (GAA) is an ice hockey statistic that is the mean of goals allowed per game by a goaltender. It is calculated by multiplying the number of goals allowed by the number of minutes in one game, and then dividing by the number of minutes played. GAA is analogous to a baseball pitcher's earned run average.
 Madison Soccer! - Feel the Passion! (828 words) As a team, ended the season ranked 7th in the nation in Goals Against Average. After 13 games, Josh is ranked 12th in the nation in Goals Against Average and 3rd in the South Atlantic Region; 1211 minutes, 10 goals against, 0.74 GAA. After 17 games, Josh is ranked 8th in the nation in Goals Against Average and 2nd in the South Atlantic Region; 1575 minutes, 12 goals against, 0.69 GAA.
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