Hockey (Analytics) Night in Canada

HANIC, presented by Meghan Chayka and Alison Lukan, is a weekly online conference focused on bringing together the hockey analytics community to share, grow, and discuss the sport via diverse topics and speakers. #HANIC

Events

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HANIC 12: HANIC x TENNIS

Tuesdsay September 1, 2020 7pm EDT

All events are free on Zoom, sign up here!
Speakers
  • Stephanie Kovalchik , Data Scientist, Zelus Analytics
  • Costa Kladianos , Sports Tech Business Digest

HANIC 11: Women in Baseball

Sunday August 2, 2020 7pm EDT AND Sunday August 9, 2020 7pm EDT

Presented with Amanda Glazer , Analyst, San Francisco Giants
Speakers
Speakers, Part 1 (August 2)
  • Rachel Heacock, Analyst, Minnesota Twins
  • Emily Curtis , Analyst, Seattle Mariners
  • Tanya Bialostozky , Mental Performance Coach, New York Mets
  • Kiri Oler , Quantitative Analyst, Philadelphia Phillies
  • Jessica Mendoza , ESPN Analyst
Speakers, Part 2 (August 9)
  • Emily Blady , Analyst, Chicago White Sox
  • Amy Pircher, Software Engineer, Baseball Prospectus
  • Rachel Balkovec , Hitting Coach, New York Yankees
  • Emilee Fragapane, Analyst, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Sarah Gelles, R&D Director, Houston Astros

HANIC 10: HANIC X MLB Teams

Saturday July 18, 2020 7pm EDT


HANIC 9: HANIC X MLB

Thursday July 9, 2020 7pm EDT

Speakers
  • Tom Tango , Senior Data Architect
  • Edward Elliott, Senior Software Engineer
  • Travis Petersen , Senior Data Scientist
  • Max Borland , Manager, Strategy and Development
  • Sowmya Malur, Director of Technology
  • Clay Nunnally, Baseball Scientist

HANIC 8: HANIC X NBA

Saturday June 27, 2020 7pm EDT

Speakers
  • Seth Partnow : “Sports Statistics as Language”
  • Justin Jacobs : “Illustration of Regression Methods on Net Ratings”
  • Ryan Davis : “Introduction to the Stats.(W)NBA API”
  • Kostya Medvedovsky : “Darko: An NBA Box Score Prediction System”
NBA Panel
  • Seth Partnow , NBA Analyst at The Athletic and previous Director of Basketball Research for the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • Kevin Pelton , NBA writer for ESPN.
  • Layne Vashro , Denver Nuggets.
  • Kathy Evans , Toronto Raptors.

HANIC 7: HANIC X NFL

Thursday May 21, 2020 8pm EDT

Featuring Michael Lopez , Director of Data and Analytics at the National Football League.

Speakers
Panelists: Working Within the NFL
  • Emily Kuehler , Denver Broncos.
  • Victor Li , Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Zach Stuart , New York Jets.
  • Dave Giuliani, Cleveland Browns.

HANIC 6: HANIC X SOCCER

Saturday May 16, 2020 2pm EDT

Featuring Devin Pleuler , Director of Analytics for Toronto FC and Ravi Ramineni , Director of Analytics for Seattle Sounders FC.


HANIC 5: Advanced Hockey Analytics

Saturday May 2, 2020 7pm EDT

Michael Schuckers , Professor at St. Lawrence University, takes us through his paper “Draft by Numbers: Using Data and Analytics to Improve National Hockey League (NHL) Player Selection."
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Panelists
  • Rod Braceful , USA Hockey
  • Corey Krawiec, Baltimore Ravens
  • Brad Nauta , Stathletes

HANIC 4: Tracking in Hockey

Saturday April 25, 2020 7pm EDT

Alison Lukan on how to get started tracking in hockey.
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Special Guests

HANIC 3: Hockey Analytics + Moving on From Excel

Saturday April 18, 2020 7pm EDT

Meghan Hall on moving beyond Excel to make your analysis more reproducible, efficient, and shareable.
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Panel on Coaching in Analytics
  • Rachel Doerrie , Director, Advanced Performance, York University
  • Wes Wolfe , Assistant Coach, Erie Otters
  • Rob Schremp , Co-Founder of 44 Vision Hockey

HANIC 2: Web APIs

Saturday April 11, 2020 7pm EDT

Matthew Barlowe on an intro to working with web APIs.
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Special Guests
  • Olympian Jayna Hefford

HANIC 1

Saturday March 28, 2020 7pm EDT

Micah Blake McCurdy on a new expected goals model.
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Andrew C. Thomas on how to start a stats website.
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How to Get Into Sports Analytics
  • Sarah Bailey , LA Rams Statistician
  • Harman Dayal , The Athletic
  • Asmae Toumi , Hockey-Graphs EIC

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Media and Analytics
  • Mike Johnson , NHL Analyst
  • Alison Lukan , The Athletic

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Women’s Hockey
  • Sarah Nurse
  • Natalie Spooner
  • Renata Fast
Other Speakers
  • Jackie Redmond on hockey media
  • Carly Zucker on sports media & hockey life
  • Cat Silverman on goalie analytics
  • Alyssa Longmuir on tracking in Australia
  • Jashvina Shaw on prospects & college hockey