Staturday Weekly Column #7: A sneak peak at an analytics project for the NWHL Bubble Season

Firstly, apologies for the last 2 weeks of this weekly column being AWOL, but I’ve been busy with something I’m really excited about.
If you’ve been following this blog lately, you’ll know that the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) is currently in a bubble season for 2021 to determine the winner of this season’s Isobel Cup. You’ll also know that the Toronto Six, who this blog are ecstatic to be covering, are playing their inaugural season this year for that Isobel Cup.
Getting wrapped up in all of the excitement around the bubble season, I decided to take on a project to get some analytics for this bubble season. Luckily, I had some volunteers to build out a full-fledged team of our own. The goal of the project is to track some basic counting stats as well as more in depth “microstats”.
The main goal of the project is to get Corsi, or Shot Attempts, for the teams and players. Those are your basic counting stats. We’re tracking each shot attempt, and who was on the ice when it happened. This is valuable because every shot attempt that is taken has some chance, …

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Author: Ryan Hobart / The Leafs Nation