EXPERT ADVISORY: R00101 – 10 May 2016
When it comes to hockey management, understanding statistics and reading data are becoming just as important in the National Hockey League as traditional scouting methods.
Proof of this came last week when John Chayka, the 26-year-old co-founder of a St. Catharines-based hockey analytics company, was named the general manager of the Phoenix Coyotes. He joins the likes of Brock alumnus Kyle Dubas (BSM ‘07), a 30-year-old analytics specialist who is now the assistant general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Brock University’s highly-respected Sport Management program includes courses focusing on sport analytics such as Quantitative Analysis for Sport Management, taught by Assistant Professor Kevin Mongeon, one of the foremost authorities in North America on the subject.
Mongeon teaches the third-year course and also runs a company that provides consulting services to professional sports teams relating to the development of their sport analytics programs and the evaluation of players.
Mongeon is available to speak with the media about the increasing importance being placed on analytics in the world of professional sports, and on the rise of young, data-focused hockey insiders like Dubas and Chayka.
For more information or for assistance arranging interviews:
* Dan Dakin, Media Relations Officer, Brock University firstname.lastname@example.org, 905-688-5550 x5353 or 905-347-1970
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