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 January 16, 2016. This 2nd annual Ottawa Hockey Analytics Conference consisted of talks on the analysis of hockey along with time for socializing and networking. The event was similar to hockey analytics events previously held in Calgary and Pittsburgh. There are upcoming hockey analytics events planned in Florida and Vancouver.
Date: January 16, 2016 at 9am at Carleton University (Ottawa, ON), Porter Hall/ 231 University Centre.
Carleton University – Gold Sponsor
Ottawa Senators – Gold Sponsor
IBM Analytics – Bronze Sponsor
St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY) – Bronze Sponsor
Carleton University Athletics – Sponsor
Statistical Society of Ottawa – Sponsor
Media Coverage of the Conference
Photos from the Conference (Courtesy of Rohit Saxena)
OTTHAC16 Photo Album (@rohitsaxena on twitter, or @rohit on instagram)
Talks and Presentations from the Conference:
|Speaker||Title with Links|
|Tim Swartz||Biased Penalty Calls in the NHL|
|Kevin Mongeon||The Production of Winning and Losing Hockey Games|
|Michael Schuckers||A new look at an old xG|
|Luigi Sorbara||The Analytics Power Play|
|Craig Buntin||Hopefully Coming Soon|
|Cary Moretti|| Empowering analytics through data capture
|Jim Doeden||Coming Soon|
|Marc Appelby||How x/y tracking data is a game-changer for NHL analytics|
|Josh Pohlkamp-Hartt||A Statistical Framework for Hockey Analytics|
|David Wilson||Drafting Data|
|Alex Diaz-Papkovich||Applied Statistics and NHL Data|
|Micah Blake McCurdy||Ice Position|
The webpage for conference registration can be found HERE. As we did last year, we will be taking donations to cover the cost of the conference with a suggested donation of $20.
Tentative List of Speakers/Panelists:
Jim Doeden, SportVision
Kevin Mongeon, Brock University
Michael Peterson, Tampa Bay Lightning
Luigi Sorbara, Boston Celtics
Tim Swartz, Simon Fraser University
Social Events for Attendees:
Sens House, 7p to ??, 73 York Street, Ottawa ONT, CA
Lowertown Brewery, 745p to ??, 73 York Street, Ottawa ONT, CA
Directions to Carleton University are HERE.
Below is a map of campus with the University Centre and the nearest parking (P16, P9, P7) marked by arrows. Parking at Carleton on the weekends is $3 for the day.
The webpage for last year’s version of this conference can be found at: Ottawa Hockey Analytics Conference 2015.