Statistics Prof. Quoted in 'The Athletic'
Charles A. Dana Professor of Statistics Michael Schuckers was quoted in a recent article by 'The Athletic' about the rise of hockey analytics conferences (HAC) throughout North America.
In the article titled "A story of education, innovation, and community: the history of the 'HAC'", Schuckers explains the skepticism about hockey analytics when the work started gaining traction.
"There was a need to showcase the quality work that was going on and show that it could withstand scrutiny," Schuckers says. "Additionally, I think there was a need to make the online hockey analytics sphere more of a community. Being in a room with folks and interacting face to face is, in my opinion, important for building a community."
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For years, Schuckers has been working with numerous St. Lawrence students interested in sports analytics for years, including several independent research projects. He has also played a pivotal role in the development of a two-day Ottawa Hockey Analytics Conference, co-hosted by St. Lawrence University and Carleton University, which has featured workshops, speakers and panel discussions since its inaugural event in 2017.
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