Ottawa Hockey Analytics at Carleton (#OTTanalytics)

Carleton University (Ottawa, ON) School of Mathematics and Statistics and St. Lawrence University (NY)  hosted a day of hockey analytics and statistics talks and discussion on February 7, 2015.  The day consisted of talks on the analysis of hockey along with time for socializing and networking.  The event was similar to hockey analytics events previous held in Calgary and Pittsburgh.


Media Summaries:

Ottawa Citizen (by Allison Mah): Corsi, Fenwick and hockey nerdery: A Q&A with a professor of hockey analytics

Today’s Slapshot (by Sean Tierney): Fancy Stats Nerds Gather to Discuss Hockey Analytics’ Future (by Shannon Proudfoot): Inside Carleton’s hockey analytics conference

Buckeye State Hockey (by Paul Berthelot): Ottawa Hockey Analytics Conference

Hockey Analytics (by Sammy Hudes) #OTTAnalytics tape-talk


 Final Program is HERE.


Tom Awad  Looking back, looking forward: what don’t we know?
Andrew Berkshire  P.K. Subban: Defensive Liability?
Stephen Burtch  Context and Change in the NHL.
Matt Cane  Beyond Corsi: Examining Weighted Shots
Alex Diaz-Papkovich  Data mining the play by play: A new look at player performance
David Johnson  Hockey Statistics: From Raw Data to WOWY
Emmanuel Perry  Microstats and Applications of Blue Line Data
Michael Schuckers  Drunks, Lampposts, and Hockey Analytics
Timo Seppa  Applying Analytics and Microstats to NCAA hockey
 Andrew Thomas  Beyond the RTSS: Building a Comprehensive NHL Database With Multiple Online Resources
Sam Ventura  Expected Goals: Blending Shot Quantity and Quality to Evaluate Teams and Players
Rob Vollman  Hockey Analytics: Past, Present, Future
Josh Weissbock  Developing Analytics in Development Leagues

Photos of Speakers:

PHOTO ALBUM taken by attendee Rohit Saxena

Confirmed Speakers:

Check back as more speakers will be added

Social Events for Attendees:

Friday night:

We’ve got a space at Real Sports Bar, 90 George Street, ByWard Market area, Ottawa  from 7 to ???, Directions: HERE

Saturday night:

For those not going to the Sens game, Real Sports Bar  will have a small section, 90 George Street, ByWard Market area, Ottawa,  Directions: HERE

Attending Blue Jackets at Senators (7pm at Canadian Tire Centre) 

If you’re interested in going to the game, you can contact David Chadala with the Senators via email;

Be sure leave a contact number when you contact David.

Tickets are $90 for 100 level, $62 for 200 level and $48 for 300 level. There will definitely be group from the conference sitting in the 200 level.


Directions to Carleton University are HERE.

Below is a map of campus with the University Centre and the nearest parking marked by red arrows.  Parking at Carleton on the weekends is $3 for the day.