Archive for August 2008

2008 Best Poster Award at Joint Statistical Meetings

SSC co-founder Michael Schuckers along with a group of students and fellows faculty members Robin Lock and Travis Atkinson have won the 2008 Best Poster Award given by the Section on Statistics in Sports of the American Statistical Association at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Denver, CO. Tweet



Adjusted +/-

Adjusted +/-

So the Hockey Analysis Group over on Yahoo has been having a discussion concerning hockey’s plus/minus values and how they can be used.  We, the SSC group and a student, Dennis Lock, have done an analysis that takes the advances the plus/minus idea.  Our premise is that every play should tell us about the players on the ice.  Therefore, we looked at a more general model that goes beyond goals and accounts for every play on the ice and looks at every play from the  […]