Compared to other sports, hockey is a relatively low scoring sport. Hockey players also make substitutions more often than basketball, baseball, or football. In hockey, teams fluidly change skating lines about every 30 to 45 seconds. The combination of ’low score’ and ’quick change over of players’ on the ice, causes diculty in the analysis of hockey scoring. This research, analyzes which factors influence a shot becoming a goal in the National Hockey League (NHL). Utilizing two mathematical modeling processes, logistic regression and artificial neural networks, the analysis of 30 unique factors aecting a shot is undertaken.
Rey, Josephine, "Analysis of Factors that Influence the Probability of a Goal in the National Hockey League" (2014). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 5970.
NHL, hockey, math modeling
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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