SLU Sponsors 5th-Annual Hockey Analytics Conference in Ottawa | St. Lawrence University

SLU Sponsors 5th-Annual Hockey Analytics Conference in Ottawa

St. Lawrence University, in conjunction with Carleton University’s School of Mathematics and Statistics, will co-host the fifth-annual Ottawa Hockey Analytics Conference at Carleton University Nov. 15 and 16.

The conference will feature two workshops on Friday evening, and on Saturday it will consist of talks and panels on the analysis of hockey along with time for socializing and networking. The day will end with a panel on the state of hockey analytics in 2019.

Michael Schuckers, Charles A. Dana Professor of Statistics, and a co-organizer of the conference, says hockey analytics has become a way to better understand the factors that impact the outcome of hockey games and hockey seasons.  

“The conference is an opportunity to meet and hear from some of the top minds in hockey analytics,” he said. “This year, we are especially excited for the great lineup that includes discussions of how analytics impacts tactics on special teams (penalty kill and power play), the information available in real-time to players and coaches on the bench and a recording of a podcast on women’s hockey. For the casual fan, this is an opportunity to learn more about the sorts of metrics that are being used to evaluate teams and players.” 

The conference is being sponsored by Carleton University’s School of Mathematics and Statistics and the Faculty of Science, St. Lawrence University, the American Statistical Association’s Statistics in Sports, the Statistical Society of Ottawa and the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute. 

The rates, in Canadian dollars, are $50 for non-students and $30 for students to cover the costs of the conference and lunch. To register and make a payment, visit https://payments.carleton.ca/math/2019-ottawa-hockey-analytics-conference/

For more information on the conference and directions to Carleton University, visit http://statsportsconsulting.com/otthac19. Those interested in attending may also contact Schuckers at 315-229-5794 or email schuckers@stlawu.edu.