Ottawa Hockey Analytics at Carleton (#OTTHAC16)

Ottawa Hockey Analytics at Carleton (#OTTHAC16) 2016-02-01T16:13:18+00:00

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 SenatorsGold Sponsor

IBM Analytics – Bronze Sponsor

St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY) – Bronze Sponsor

American Statistical Association Section on Statistics in SportsSponsor

Carleton University Athletics – Sponsor

Carleton University School of Mathematics and Statistics –  Sponsor

Statistical Society of Ottawa – Sponsor


Media Coverage of the Conference

TSN Analytics Show from the Conference 

CBC News article with audio interview of Shirley Mills and Michael Schuckers

Radio-Canada Des passionnés de statistiques et de hockey se réunissent à Ottawa


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.


Final Conference Program

Tentative List of Speakers/Panelists:

Marc Appleby, Power Scout Hockey,@PowerScout_NHL

Tom Awad, Hockey Abstract and  Hockey Prospectus,

Craig Buntin,  SportLogiq, @CraigBuntin

Alex Diaz-Papkovich, Carleton University, @adp_diaz

Jim Doeden, SportVision

Jocelyn Gascon-Giroux, IBM Watson Analytics, @jocelyngascon

Brian Macdonald, Florida Panthers, @bmacNHL

Micah Blake McCurdy,, @IneffectiveMath

Kevin Mongeon, Brock University

Cary Moretti, HockeyTech, @carymoretti

Michael Peterson, Tampa Bay Lightning

Joshua Pohlkamp-Hartt, Queen’s University, @JPohlkampHartt

Luigi Sorbara, Boston Celtics

Michael Schuckers, St. Lawrence University, @SchuckersM

Tim Swartz, Simon Fraser University

Rob Vollman, Hockey Abstract, @robvollmanNHL

David Wilson, Carleton University, @1davidrwilson

Social Events for Attendees:

Friday night:

Sens House, 7p to ??, 73 York Street, Ottawa ONT, CA

Saturday night:

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.