For the Sports Business Analytics class we are doing a little cluster analysis (okay a lot)on NHL hockey team salaries and points.
New York Times article on UND Women’s Hockey
The recent article on women’s hockey in Grand Forks and at the University of North Dakota is an interesting read (link). What is more interesting is the additional discussion I heard on Bloomberg radio this morning. The discussants on “Surveillance” thought it sad and unfortunate, going so far as to suggest that North Dakota was awash in oil money, private companies were flush with profits, and they could not find a way to make it work. There was also a suggestion the state is unable to overcome a culture biased against women playing such a physical sport.
Fun with numbers: Hockey analytics
A colleague and I are working on a predictive analytic model for hockey. Why? Because there is data available, and it seems a nice extension and a fun thing to do. And I really like working with numbers and analyzing data.
UND Goals Allowed
Several people asked me to put up a graph for goals allowed to complement the goals scored graph I did before. In part this is due to the insane hockey following UND enjoys. Also, the recent stellar performance of the goalie with a crazy streak of minutes without allowing a goal begs the question of how this team is doing compared to others.
UND Hockey Goals For
I was looking at some sports statistics these days and decided to look at the performance of UND hockey. Right now I am just looking at goals scored by UND, totaling it up across games in the season.