Totally devoted to the scientific exploration of Australian ice hockey.
keywords: stats, statistics, analysis, analytics, sports, probability, science, math
Founded in 1835, Melbourne was the birthplace of modern Australian ice hockey in 1906, and the World's top sporting city in 2009.
Constantly ranked among the world's best sporting cities.
I have been a hockey fan from the moment my son started playing at the age of 10. It wasn't long before I began recording and analyzing player stats so I could better understand individual contributions to team wins. Along the way I discovered Bill James, Alan Ryder and others and their research. It resonated with me immediately. The new insights frequently flowed against the common wisdom, but I believed.
I am really a designer, more at ease with modeling the intangibles of space than maths. But precision and rigor is good for sport. Unlike most games, hockey is fluid and can only be modeled approximately. There are many vague impressions, opinions and myths, and armchair experts. They will always be trumped by scientific demonstrations.
B Arch (RMIT) M Des(Urban Design) AAIA