Ottawa Hockey Analytics at Carleton (#OTTHAC18)

Ottawa Hockey Analytics at Carleton (#OTTHAC18) 2019-01-07T20:20:41+00:00

Carleton University (Ottawa, ON) School of Mathematics and Statistics and St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY)  will host the 4th Annual Ottawa International Hockey Analytics Conference on September 14th and 15th, 2018 in Ottawa.  To contact the organizers, email us at otthac at gmail dot com.

The conference is focused on the collection and analysis of hockey data.  All are welcome to attend and we expect that all who attend will be respected.

This year we have teamed with @HEOhockey and will be able to offer Hockey Canada Coach Certification Maintenance points (3/day) to those that attend the conference.

Rob Vollman’s new book Stat Shot: The Ultimate Guide to Hockey Analytics is being launched Friday September 14th at our Workshop and will be on sale at the conference. Buy one for yourself and another as a gift for a friend!

All conference events will be in 102 Azrieli Theatre, Carleton University, Campus Map

Conference Videos:

Now available on the OTTHAC YouTube channel LINK


Tim Swartz, Simon Fraser University, Pace of Play in Hockey

Yejia Liu, Simon Fraser University, Model Trees for Identifying Exceptional Players in the NHL 

Likang Ding, University of Alberta, The Hot Hand Theory in hockey: A multilevel logistic regression analysis

Tyrel Stokes, McGill University, Estimating the Causal Effect of Injury on Performance

Campbell Weaver,  Hockey Player Mapping with Deep Convolutional Neural Networks

Devan Becker, University of Western OntarioHockey in Space: Characterizing team-wise differences in shot locations with spatial point processes

Micah Blake McCurdy,, Isolating Individual Impact on Team Shot Quantity and Quality


Seongwon Im, St. Lawrence University,Design-weighted Regression Plus Minus Applied to Hockey

Roman Parparov,, Direct Elo ratings applicability in hockey

Kyle Stich, AFP Analytics,Stripping Away Natural Aging to Assess Contract Year Performance

David Yu, SPORTLOGiQ,  Analysis of team-level pace of play in hockey using spatio-temporal data

University of Toronto Hockey Analytics Club,Three-Dimensional Modelling of Hockey Event Frequencies


Download of files for the Workshop:

DataVizWorkshop (Zip File)

DataVizSlides(Google Slides)

Followed by Book Launch Party for Rob Vollman’s Stat Shot: A Fan’s Guide to Hockey Analytics



School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University
Dean of Science, Carleton University
Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, Carleton University
Assistant Vice President for University Services, Carleton University
Carleton University Institute of Data Science
Statistical Society of Ottawa
American Statistical Association, Statistics in Sports Section
St. Lawrence University
Ottawa Senators



Below is the link to registration for the Saturday Conference.  Note that the fee includes lunch and coffee breaks.

Registration Link(Registration is closed)



Shirley Mills, Carleton University
Michael Schuckers, St. Lawrence University


Program Committee:

Cheri Bradish, Ryerson University
Elias Collette, Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Shirley Mills, Carleton University
Brian Macdonald, Greater Than Plus Minus
Michael Schuckers, St. Lawrence University (NY)
Asmae Toumi, Hockey-Graphs
Rob Vollman, Hockey Abstract


Confirmed Participants (to date):

Devan Becker, University of Western Ontario
Mason Black
Cheri Bradish, Ryerson University
Elias Collette, Consultant
Scott Cullen, TSN
Likang Ding, University of Alberta, Alberta School of Business
James Gordon, The Athletic Ottawa
Lili Hazrati, The Hospital for Sick Children
Seongwon Im, St. Lawrence University
Yejia Liu, Simon Fraser University
Micah Blake McCurdy,
Graeme Nichols, The Athletic Ottawa
Roman Parparov,
Timo Seppa, National Hockey League
Danika Smith, University of Ottawa
Kyle Stich, AFP Analytics
Tyrel Stokes, McGill University
Tim Swartz, Simon Fraser University
Asmae Toumi,
Rob Vollman, Los Angeles Kings
Campbell Weaver
Katie Yates, Boston University
Michael Zsolt, Kitchener Rangers
University of Toronto Hockey Analytics Club

Social Events for Attendees:

Friday night:

The Sens House, 7:30pm, 73 York Street (Upstairs), Ottawa

Saturday night:

Lowertown Brewery, 7:30pm, 73 York Street (Downstairs), Ottawa


Directions to Carleton University are HERE and Interactive Campus Map (Azrieli Theatre Building is AZ on the campus map).

Links to previous conferences: