Ottawa Hockey Analytics 2016

OTTHAC_Schuckers_2015Michael Schuckers, one of the co-founders of Statistical Sports Consulting, LLC is again one of the organizers for the 2016 Ottawa Hockey Analytics Conference.

The conference will be held January 16th, 2016 at Porter Hall/231 University Centre Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.  The conference webpage (including registration) can be found here:

http://statsportsconsulting.com/ottanalytics16/

Michael Schuckers, professor of statistics at St. Lawrence, who will speak at the conference, says hockey analytics has become a way to better understand the factors that impact the outcome of hockey games and hockey seasons.  “The conference is an opportunity to meet and hear from some of the top minds in hockey analytics,” he said. “This year, we are especially excited to have IBM Analytics as a sponsor and presenter and to have a session on player tracking, which will cover work on capturing player location data during games. For the casual fan, this is an opportunity to learn more about the sorts of analytics that are being used to evaluate teams and players.”

One of the highlights of the conference will be a session on player tracking data and its role in the future of analytics.

This year the lead sponsors for the conference will be Carleton University and the Ottawa Senators. The other sponsors for the conference are IBM Analytics, St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY) , American Statistical Association Section on Statistics in Sports, Carleton University Athletics and the Statistical Society of Ottawa.

There will be a social event for conference attendees at Sens House the night before the conference.

This 2nd annual Ottawa Hockey Analytics Conference will consist of talks on the analysis of hockey along with time for socializing and networking.  The event will be similar to hockey analytics events previously held in Calgary and Pittsburgh.

The webpage for last year’s version of this conference can be found at:  Ottawa Hockey Analytics Conference 2015.

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