Enter the total number of goals against and the total number of minutes played into the calculator to determine the goals-against average.

Goals Against Average Formula

The following formula is used to calculate a goals against average.

GAA = GA * 60 / M

  • Where GAA is the goals against average
  • GA is the total number of goals against
  • M is the number of minutes played

What is goals against average?

Definition:

A goals against average is a metric used in ice hockey to show the average number of goals that a goalie allows per game on average.

The goals against average is calculated by multiplying the number of goals allowed by 60 then dividing by the number of minutes played.

How to calculate goals against average?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines how to calculate a goals against average.

First, determine the total number of goals allowed in a certain number of minutes. For this example, the goalie allowed 10 goals.

Next, determine the number of minutes played for those 10 goals to happen. In this example, the goal played 240 minutes.

Finally, calculate the goals against average using the formula above:

GAA = GA * 60 / M

GAA = 10* 60 / 240

GAA = 2.5 goals per game allowed