Accepted papers

  • Noah Chaikof, Katia Clément-Heydra, Carleen Markey, Mikael Nahabedian, Adam Pilotte, Mairead Shaw:
    Scouting Automated Ratings Analyzing Habits (SARAH): A Statistical Methodology for Scouting and Player Development
  • Ulf Johansson, Erik Wilderoth, Arsalan Sattari:
    How Analytics is Changing Ice Hockey
  • Ulf Johansson, Erik Wilderoth, Arsalan Sattari:
    Where not to lose the puck
  • Brendan Kumagai, Ryker Moreau, Kimberly Kroetch:
    Predicting the NHL Draft with Rank-Ordered Logit Models
  • David Radke, Tim Brecht, Daniel Radke:
    Identifying Completed Pass Types and Improving Passing Lane Models
  • Cédric Ramqaj and Thibaud Chatel:
    Score and Venue Adjustment on Transition Data in Hockey
  • Kanav Vats, Mehrnaz Fani, David A. Clausi, John S. Zelek:
    Evaluating deep tracking models for player tracking in broadcast ice hockey video

Instructions for camera-ready manuscript for accepted papers

The research papers will be published in the printed proceedings containing all LINHAC papers, as well as in the electronic proceedings of the LINHAC research track containing only the research papers.

First, please find the reviews in hotcrp. Second, please carefully address the reviews and try to improve the paper and the presentation thereof. Third, please adhere to the deadline, page limit, format, and submission instructions.

  • Deadline: May 25.
  • Page limit: To allow you to address potential reviewer concerns, you are allowed up-to-2 pages more than the version that you submitted.
  • Format: The papers should be written in English, following the Springer LNCS format (same as original submission). For details on the PDF submission format, see Springer's LNCS guidelines. Also, please do not use headers, footers, or page numbers. These will be added by LINHAC.
  • Embedding of fonts: Please ensure that your camera-ready PDF has all fonts embedded.
  • Submission: Please upload the final PDF to hotcrp (under “Final version”).
  • Fill out the Publication agreement, sign (one author), and send to

We require one registration per paper. We offer one registration per paper for student price.

Call for contributions

Hockey analytics uses data related to ice hockey events to obtain insights about the sport and its surroundings. The insights can, for example, relate to player and team performance, strategies, training, injuries, rules of the game, scheduling, and ticketing. There has been a growing interest in hockey analytics in the last decade in the clubs, in the entertainment industry, with fans and in academia.

Topics of interest for LINHAC include (but are not limited to) data-driven approaches for senior and junior, men's and women's ice hockey:

  • Game strategy, tactics, and analysis
  • Player and team performance
  • Player acquisition, player valuation, and team spending
  • Training and player fitness
  • Player mental health
  • Injury prediction and prevention
  • Game and season outcome prediction
  • Season and tournament scheduling
  • Fan engagement
  • Ticketing and merchandizing strategies
  • Use of analytics in entertainment industry

Submission guidelines

Paper submission and reviewing for this conference are organized via hotcrp at The papers should be written in English, following the Springer LNCS format, and be submitted in PDF latest April 1, 2022, AOE. For details on the PDF submission format, see Springer's LNCS guidelines. (Please, do not use headers, footers, page numbers. These will be added by LINHAC.)
The papers will be reviewed according to the single blind review principle.

The following types of contributions are welcome. The recommended page length is given in brackets. There is no strict page limit, but the length of a paper should be commensurate with its contribution.

  • Full research papers (8-12 pages)
  • Position papers (2-6 pages)
  • Industry papers (2-6 pages)
  • Data description and system papers (2-6 pages)
  • Poster papers (2-6 pages)

Important dates

  • Submission: April 1, 2022
  • Notification: May 1, 2022
  • Camera-ready: May 15, 2022

Program Committee

  • Niklas Carlsson, Linköping University, Sweden (chair)
  • Martin Arlitt, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Micah Blake McCurdy,, Canada
  • Tim Brecht, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Meghan Chayka, Stathletes, Canada
  • David A Clausi, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Lars Magnus Hvattum, University College Molde, Norway
  • Ulf Johansson, Jönköping University, Sweden
  • Patrick Lambrix, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Erik Lignell, Frölunda HC, Sweden
  • David Thomas Radke, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Michael Schuckers, Statistical Sports Consulting and St. Lawrence University, USA
  • Oliver Schulte, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Mikael Svarén, Dalarna University, Sweden
  • Sean Tierney, Sportlogiq, Canada
  • Sam Ventura, Buffalo Sabres and Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Erik Wilderoth, Färjestad BK, Sweden