I want to welcome everybody to this site where I will share all my work into the unexplored world of college hockey analytics! This post will explain a bit about me and how this site will work.
I am a junior currently studying Economics and Statistics at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH (Go Bucks!) I want to work in the world of data analytics (hopefully, in sports) and have undertaken this project due to my huge interest in college hockey as well as in the world of hockey analytics. I also work as the video production intern for the Columbus Blue Jackets! Unfortunately, not much has been done for college hockey specifically by people much smarter than me, so I decided to do this myself to push the envelope on what's out there, publicly, as well as help to increase my own knowledge and skills! For anybody out there wanting to get involved in sports analytics, but lack the knowledge and skills to start as I did, I recommend throwing yourself into a project that interests you. Nothing is a better teacher than practice in this field. I am available to talk as well for anybody looking for help or guidance (take a look at the contact page)! Keep in mind, I am also a beginner in this process, continually learning as I go, so if I can't help you, I will point you in the direction of somebody who can!
This website will be home to both my own personal college hockey rankings as well as the advanced charts that I make. My rankings are completely objective, and my process for creating this will be detailed in one of my blog posts (hopefully to be presented and posted at the CBJ Hockey Analytics Conference on February 8, 2020). I currently am only ranking men's teams, but I am in the process of creating women's rankings as well. I use these rankings to compute my predictions. Using data from College Hockey News, I also make charts in the style of Sean Tierney (his site chartinghockey.ca is a fantastic resource) for both men's and women's D1 teams. Finally, I will try and post to the blog page regularly with analysis and thoughts about the current news and happenings of college hockey!
Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy!
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