Ottawa Hockey Analytics at Carleton (#OTTHAC19)

Ottawa Hockey Analytics at Carleton (#OTTHAC19) 2020-01-13T16:46:54+00:00

Carleton University (Ottawa, ON) School of Mathematics and Statistics and St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY)  will host the 5th Annual Ottawa International Hockey Analytics Conference on November 15th and 16th, 2019 in Ottawa.  To contact the organizers, email us at schuckers 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.  We have the following Code of Conduct for conference:  OTTHAC Code of Conduct.

OTTHAC has also signed on to the Diversity Charter.

Final Conference Program: Can be found HERE

Conference Slides (and videos can be found on OTTHAC YouTube Channel)

Devan Becker: Comparing NHL Players’ Shots and Goals by Algorithmically Decomposing Shot Intensity Surfaces

Chrystia Chudczak: Getting Data Analytics Right for Minor Hockey

Meghan Hall: Discrete Defensive Strategies on the Penalty Kill

Ryan Stimson: OTTHAC2019 Keynote

Sean Tierney: So You Want to Build a Power Play

Asmae Toumi: From Grapes and Prunes to Apples and Apples: Using Matched Methods to Estimate Optimal Zone Entry Decision-Making in the NHL


Confirmed Participants:

Devan Becker, University of Western Ontario
Chrystia Chudczak, University of Ottawa
Scott Cullen,
Mel Desrochers, The Last Stretch Podcast
Karell Emard, SportLogIQ
Chris Foster, National Hockey League
Meghan Hall, @MeghanMHall
Sunny Mehta, Zelus Analytics
Brian Macdonald, @bmacGTPM, ESPN
Micah Blake McCurdy, @IneffectiveMath, HockeyViz
Sarah Morris, Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention
Roman Parparov,
Timo Seppa, National Hockey League
Ryan Stimson (Keynote), @RK_Stimp, & The Coaches Site
Sean Tierney, @ChartingHockey, Hamilton Bulldogs
Brad Timmins, Natural Stat Trick
Asmae Toumi,@asmae_toumi,
CJ Turtoro,
Josh and Luke Younggren, Evolving Hockey

Conference Sponsors:

Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute/Institut canadien des sciences statistiques

School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University

Institute of Data Science, Carleton University

Dean of Science, Carleton University

Carleton Athletics, Carleton University

Office of Assistant Vice President for University Services, Carleton University

Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG)

Ottawa Senators

Statistical Society of Ottawa/ Société statistique d’Ottawa

American Statistical Association Section on Statistics in Sports

Academic Dean, St. Lawrence University

Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics Department, St. Lawrence University


Workshops Friday Evening November 15, Registration for these events is required (see the registration link above)

Workshops will be held in 1200 and 1201 Richcraft Hall at Carleton University

5:15-6:15pm Scraping NHL Data by Roman Parparov

Scraping Slides

6:30-7:30pm Intro to Tableau by Sean Tierney




Link to Campus Map .Conference events will be in Richcraft Hall (RB) on Friday and in Health Sciences (HS) on Saturday.  Best parking in PG/P9.



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

Social Events for Attendees:

Friday night:

Lowertown Brewery, 8pm, 73 York St, Ottawa (near Byward Market)

Saturday night:

Lowertown Brewery, 730pm, 73 York St, Ottawa (near Byward Market):


Links to previous conferences: