Welcome to NL Ice Data, hockey fans !


To complement the current Swiss hockey statistics resources so that you, hockey fans, can engage more with its data, I decided to launch a new Swiss hockey website entirely focusing on hockey statistics, called NL Ice Data. The goal is to present statistics for the the National League, Swiss League, Junioren Elite A, Novizen Elite and Mini Top.

By using most of the different statistics the SIHF displays on its website this platform aims at providing new interactive tools to better analyse teams, players and goalies performances to better understand the game of hockey.
A non-exhaustive list of tools including:
- Interactive tables and charts;
- New available statistics and metrics for Swiss hockey (GF/GA for teams and players, Corsi and Fenwick for teams). More will come soon before this season's end.
- Shot tracker maps;
- A glossary to explain the different terms used on this website and in the hockey analytics community.

New tools and statistics along with some projects will be added to the platform, stay tuned! News and website's updates will be shared on the following Twitter accounts: @NLIceData | @spz19
If the League publishes its proprietary data, in whatever format (.json, .xml or else), this website will be able to add more *advanced* statistics for individual players.


This website is the result of a few hundred hours of work as part of a project made under the supervision of Hockey-Graphs through their Mentorship program. Hockey-Graphs is one of the most renowned, and deservedly so, analytical hockey resources in North America and regularly publishing research about various hockey topics (contracts, tactics and much more).

If you plan to use the different charts, table or data coming from this website, please link back to the website or Twitter accounts.
There is a possibility that some developments/data/charts contents will be made available through subscriptions in the future. The subscriptions will be affordable and will be reinvested in the website.

For any commercial use of the available content on this website, please send me an e-mail first at: nl.ice.data@gmail.com


As this website is new, do not hesitate to reach out would you have any remarks/suggestions or see any error:
- On Twitter: @NLIceData || @spz19
- By e-mail: nl.ice.data@gmail.com


For other hockey statistics on Swiss hockey, you surely know the following classic resources:
- www.sihf.com
- www.planetehockey.com
- www.hockeyfans.ch
- www.eliteprospects.com
- www.hockeydb.com
- www.leading-sport.com


For some more *advanced* hockey statistics on Swiss hockey, you can also use the following resources:
- Micha Hofer's hockey charts and viz with Tableau || Blog: Micha Hofer's blog on swisshockeyblogs.ch about advanced stats in Switzerland || Twitter: @EuroCaps
- Daniel Weinberger's website about German and Swiss hockey || Twitter: @DanielT_W
- Paul Yerly's blogspot (National League Stats) with interactive tables and charts || Twitter: @NLAStats
- MySports' videos and articles on Advanced stats || Twitter (German) : @MySports_CH || Twitter (French) : @MySports_CH_fr
- RSI Sports proposes some analyses with Andreas Hanni


Thank you for your visit!


© NL Ice Data 2019. All Rights Reserved | Last updated: 20th March 2019





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Data availability


SIHF data availability has evolved and increased over the last ten years, as the SIHF has been tracking more and more statistics during the games (in the National (ex-NLA) and Swiss Leagues (ex-NLB)). The SIHF has kept part of these newly tracked statistics private. Yet, the SIHF still publicized more data over the last few years. The evolution since 2008/09 is as following for the National League:

- GF/GA: since 2008/09. This information is used to calculate the well-known but useless +/-. The League does not display it in on its website. but the information is available on NL Ice data in the Players -> Statistics section.
- Shots on goal (SOG): since 2008/09.
- Shots against (SA), saves (SV) and saves percentage (SVS%): since 2010/11.
- Shootouts: since 2013/2014.
- Shots missed (SHM) and shots on post (SHP): since 2016/17.
- Blocked shots (BkS): Opponents shots blocked since 2016/17.
- Time on ice (TOI): since 2016/17
- Faceoffs: since 2016/17.
- Shot tracker: since the 28.02.2018.

Some of these statistics have been tracked and made available later for the Swiss League.

- GF/GA: since 2015/16.
- Shots on goal (SOG): since 2015/16.
- Shots against (SA), saves (SV) and saves percentage (SVS%): since 2015/16.
- Shootouts: since 2013/2014.
- Shots missed (SHM) and shots on post (SHP): since 2016/17.
- Blocked shots (BkS): Opponents shots blocked since 2017/18.
- Time on ice (TOI): not available.
- Faceoffs: not available.
- Shot tracker: not available.

For the juniors Leagues (Junioren Elite A, Novizen Elite and Mini Top), there hasn't been any new statistics made available since 2008/09.

At the current state of things, we are able to compute:
- Corsi/Fenwick per team and for all situations (without adjustments) since 2016/17.
- Since end of February 2018, we are able to have Corsi/Fenwick per team and per situation, using the shot tracker information.
- An xG model (should be coming soon), using the shot tracker and shots locations.

A non-exhaustive list as the current state of data availibility still offers some more possibilities. They will be talked about soon on this platform.

Even if there has been some improvements over the 10 last seasons, the League is still behind what's being done in North America or in other European championships in terms of data availability for fans.
The SIHF has some proprietary data that could enable fans to have more *advanced* statistics at the player level. If it publises its shifts information (shift charts: when each player was on the ice) and by crossing this information with the shot tracker, it would enable fans or platformss like NL Ice Data to compute Corsi, Fenwick, xGF% and other more *advanced* metrics for every player in the League.


Data choices and information


As stated above, there are differences in data availability between the different Leagues and over the years. As such, Statistics and Line tool tabs do not propose (at least, for the moment) any aggregate options over several seasons.

Some statistics, like the +/- or some more detailed faceoffs statistics, will not be displayed on this website.

- For the +/-, it has been said and repeated that it is not a useful statistical information. For some literatures on the subject, please refer to the following resources and links: Hockey Graphs (in English) or on Swiss Hockey Blogs (in French) .
- For the faceoffs statistics: the League doesn't display as much faceoffs details for games as it does on its players statstics webpage. As such, outside overall faceoffs numbers, your best resource is to use the League website.

In the Statistics tab for players, the following statistics do not consider empty-netter points (goals or assists) or situtations:
- G, A1, P1, A2, A, P, IPP, P/GP, P1/60, P/60, GF, GA, GF+/-, GF%, RelGF%, GF/60, GA/60, RelGF/60, RelGA/60, %GF, %GA, %OC (P1), %OC (P)
- SH% is also adjusted for empty-netter goals. As such, there will be a discrepancy between the SIHF SH% and the one computed on NL Ice Data for players having scored empty-netter goals.

The Line tool tab for players was created to compensate the fact that the shift charts are not made available by the League.
- It takes the line-up as source and only considers even-strength situations as lines often change in special situations.
- It makes the strong hypothesis that the players spent the whole game together at even-strength and that their points were made when playing together. The same holds true for the other displayed statistics.

The Fouls tab for players, goaltenders and teams tries to classify the different penalties in different categories (which were inspired by a recent article on The Athletic by Olivier Bouchard.
Furthermore, it attemps to also classify the 10', 20' and 25' with the related penalties as they do not provide information about the foul itself (they are often called Automatic misconduct for example).

In the Statistics tab for goaltenders, there is a BtB indication stating if a goalie played two games in consecutives days.


Possible improvments on the League side: Data availability and errors


The best and first improvment the League can make would be to publish all its raw data for games. It could offer the possibility, for a platform like NL Ice Data or another one, to publish the same kind of content as some North American resources - Natural Stat Trick | Corsica | HockeyViz - to name a few. There are also some simple additional statistics that could be made available: stating the player who drew the penalty, stating the players who were on the ice when there was a goal, more information about coachs records or statistics.

A second step the League could make is to improve and have more checks on the quality of its data:
- There are games where players scored, took a penalty or participated in the shootouts that are not on the gamesheet.
- Games were goals were scored in empty-netter situations: example
- Lots of GF/GA information per players for the first seasons is missing.
- There are games like this one that are completly messy.
There are others. There will be an article posted on this website that will cover this topic in more details. Errors were corrected as best as possible.


Last data upload


The last data update was made on 20th March 2019.

Players - Statistics | Line tool | Shot tracker


Statistic Definition
GP Games played
G Goals
A1 Primary assists
P1 Primary points | G + A1
A2 Secondary assists
A Assists | A1 + A2
P Points | G + A1 + A2
ENG Empty net goals
ENP Empty net points
PTS Total points | G + A1 + A2 + ENP
P/GP Points per game | P/GP
P1/60 Primary points per 60 minutes | 60/(TOI/P1)
P/60 Points per 60 minutes | 60/(TOI/P)
TOI Time on ice
TOI/GP Time on ice per game
%TOI Percentage of available team minutes played | TOI/TEAM TOI
GF Goals for (+1 | when a player is on the ice for one of his team goal for)
GA Goals against (-1 | when a player is on the ice for one of his team goal against)
GF+/- Goals for difference | GF - GA
GF% Goals for percentage | GF/(GF + GA)
RelGF% Difference in goal differential when a player is on and off the ice | GF% (on the ice) - GF% (off the ice)
GF/60 Goals for per 60 minutes | 60/(TOI/GF)
GA/60 Goals against per 60 minutes | 60/(TOI/GA)
RelGF/60 Difference in goals for per 60 minutes when a player is on and off the ice | GF/60 (on the ice) - GF/60 (off the ice)
RelGA/60 Difference in goals against per 60 minutes when a player is on and off the ice | GA/60 (on the ice) - GA/60 (off the ice)
%GF Percentage of GF the player was on the ice when his team scored a goal | GF (player)/GF (team)
%GA Percentage of GA the player was on the ice when his team conceaded a goal | GA (player)/GA (team)
IPP Individual player percentage - Number of points awarded to a player divided by the number of GF while he was on the ice | P/GF (player)
%OC (P1) Offensive contribution percentage - Number of primary points (P1) awarded to a player divided by the number of GF while he was or not on the ice | P1/GF (team)
%OC (P) Offensive contribution percentage - Number of points awarded (P) to a player divided by the number of GF while he was or not on the ice | P/GF (team)
SOG Shots on goal
SHM Shots missed
SOP Shots on post
A/B Shots blocked
SH% Shooting percentage | Excluding empty netter goals and shots on goal on the empty net)
BkS Shots against blocked
iCF Individual Corsi for (All shots attempts for generated by a single player) | SOG + SHM + SOP + A/B
iCF/60 Individual Corsi for (All shots attempts for generated by a single player) per 60 minutes | 60/(TOI/(SOG + SHM + SOP + A/B))
iFF Individual Fenwick for (Unblocked shots for) | SOG + SHM + SOP
iFF/60 Individual Fenwick for (Unblocked shots for) per 60 minutes | 60/(TOI/(SOG + SHM + SOP))
On target% Percentage of shots attempts reaching the net | SOG/iCF
FOW Faceoffs won
FOL Faceoffs loss
FO% Faceoffs percentage | FOW/(FOW + FOL)
PIM Penalty minutes

Information

- Empty-netter goals, assists, points and shots are excluded from goals (G), primary assists (A1), secondary assists (A2), assists (A), primary points (P1), points (P), shots on goal (SOG) and shooting percentage (SH%).
- GF/GA doesn't include empty-netter goals situations.


Players | Goalkeepers | Teams - Shootouts


Players


Statistic Definition
# SO Number of shootouts played by the team when the player was dressed
%SO (1-5) Percentage of shootouts where the player was selected as one of the first five shooters
PS Shootout attempts
PSG Shootout attempts scored
PSM Shootout attempts missed
PS% Shootout percentage | PSG/PS
S1, S2, ... Number of shootout attempts as first shooter, second shooter, ...
S1-5 Number of shootout attempts as one of the first five shooters
S6+ Number of shootout attempts beyond the first five attempts

Goalkeepers


Statistic Definition
PSAG Shootout attempts
PSGA Shootout attempts scored
PS SVS Shootout attempts saved
PS SVS% Shootout attempts save percentage

Teams


Statistic Definition
SOW Shootout win
SOL Shootout loss
SOW% Percentage of shootouts won | SOW/(SOW + SOL)
PS SVS% Shootout attempts save percentage


Goalkeepers - Statistics


Statistic Definition
GA Goals against
SVS Saves
SA Shots against
SV% Saves percentage | SVS/SA
GSAA Goals saved above average | (1 - SV% (League))*SA (goalkeeper) - GA (goalkeeper)
SV%+ Adjusted saves percentage | (1 - SV% (League))/(1 - SV% (goalkeeper))
GAA Goals against per 60 minutes
SO Number of shutouts
G1 Number of games as starter
G2 Number of games as back-up
BtB Number of back-to-back games
%start Percentage of games played as starter | G1/GP
OUT Number of games being replaced by G2
IN Number of games replacing G1
%OUT Percentage of games being replaced


Teams - Statistics


Statistic Definition
GF_ Goals for (excluding empty-netter goals and shootout goals)
GA_ Goals against (excluding empty-netter goals and shootout goals)
GF_EN Empty-netter goals for
GA_EN Empty-netter goals against
GF_SO SO goals for (+1 for every shootout win)
GA_SO SO goals against (-1 for every shootout loss)
GF_EQ Even-strength goals for
GA_EQ Even-strength goals against
GF_PP Power-play goals for
GA_PP Power-play goals against
GF_SH Shorthanded goals for
GA_SH Shorthanded goals against
SH% Shooting percentage | Excluding empty netter goals and shots on goal on the empty net)
PDO PDO - Interpreted as luck factor | SH% + SV%
TOT TOI Total time on ice
EQ TOI Even-strength time on ice
CF Corsi for (All shots attempts for) | SF + oSHM + oSOP + oBkS
CF/60 Corsi for (All shots attempts for) per 60 minutes | 60/(TOI/(SF + oSHM + oSOP + oBkS))
CA Corsi against (All shots attempts against) | SA + dSHM + dSOP + dBkS
CA/60 Corsi against (All shots attempts against) per 60 minutes | 60/(TOI/(SA + dSHM + dSOP + dBkS))
CF% Corsi for percentage | CF/(CF + CA)
FF Fenwick for (All unblocked shots for) | SF + oSHM + oSOP
FF/60 Fenwick for (All unblocked shots for) per 60 minutes | 60/(TOI/(SF + oSHM + oSOP))
FA Fenwick against (All unblocked shots against) | SA + dSHM + dSOP
FA/60 Fenwick against (All unblocked shots against) per 60 minutes | 60/(TOI/(SA + dSHM + dSOP))
FF% Fenwick for percentage | FF/(FF + FA)
SF Shot for (All shots on goal for) | SF
SF/60 Shot for (All shots on goal for) per 60 minutes | 60/(TOI/SF)
SA Shot against (All shots on goal against) | SA
SA/60 Shot against (All shots on goal against) per 60 minutes | 60/(TOI/SA)
SF% Shot for percentage | SF/(SF + SA)
Pace/60 Total shot attempts from both teams - CF + CA per 60 minutes | 60/(TOI/(CF + CA))
oSHM Shot for missed
oSOP Shot on post for
oBkS Shot for blocked
dSHM Shot against missed
dSOP Shot on post against
dBkS Shot against blocked
PP TOI Power-play time on ice
PP OP Power-play opportunities
GF_PP/60 Power-play goals for per 60 minutes | 60/(PP TOI/GF)
PP% Power-play percentage | (GF/PP OP)
SH TOI Shorthanded time on ice
SH SI Shorthanded situations
GA_SH/60 Shorthanded goals against per 60 minutes | 60/(SH TOI/GA)
PK% Shorthanded situations


Teams - Standings


Statistic Definition
W Win
OTW Overtime win
SOW Shootout win
L Loss
OTL Overtime loss
SOL Shootout loss
Leading% Percentage of time a team spent leading
Tied% Percentage of time a team spent tied
Trailing% Percentage of time a team spent trailing