Cheriton researchers develop new passing models with NHL tracking data, win best research paper award at LINHAC 2022

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

L to R: PhD candidate David Radke and his co-supervisor, Professor Tim Brecht standing on a hockey rink

PhD candidate David Radke, Professor Tim Brecht, and their colleague (and David’s brother) Daniel Radke have received the best research paper award at LINHAC 2022, the Linköping Hockey Analytics Conference held in Sweden. LINHAC features the latest research in hockey analytics in academia and companies, panel discussions with analysts, coaches, GMs and players, industry sessions with the latest hockey analytics products, and an analytics competition for students.

In their paper, “Identifying completed pass types and improving passing lane models,” the research team developed a mathematical model that uses puck-and-player tracking data to classify different types of completed passes and to determine the availability of potential pass receivers using data from 198 National Hockey League games. 

Read more in the feature article on the Cheriton School of Computer Science website.