SIJHL, ICEBERG SPORTS ANALYTICS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP
Agreement Aims to Further SIJHL Dedication to Hockey Development in Northwestern Ontario
The Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL) signed a partnership with ICEBERG Sports Analytics becoming the second junior hockey league in Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) to implement advanced analytics technology league-wide, bringing the development of elite hockey talent in the league to a new level.
The SIJHL announced that they have partnered with ICEBERG Sports Analytics, a global Sports Technology company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. ICEBERG will become the official data and advanced analytics provider for the SIJHL for the 2019-20 season.
ICEBERG uses artificial intelligence and computer vision algorithms to automatically track both players and the puck, building extensive data sets that provide deep objective insights and enhance efficiencies at coaching and managerial levels by allowing teams to eliminate mundane tasks and allocate more time to analyzing team play, gametrends, and individual player-performance.
“With the ever-evolving field of analytics being established in the game, we look forward to working closing with ICEBERG Sports Analytics in assisting our coaches, players and league-member clubs in this area,” offered SIJHL commissioner Bryan Graham.
Using the SIJHL video feeds, ICEBERG will produce advanced metrics surrounding shooting, passing, player shifts, transitions, powerplay, penalty kill, faceoffs and much more. These metrics will allow coaches to cross-check what their eyes are telling them about the game so they can evaluate whether certain in-game decisions were right or wrong and correct accordingly.
Along with members of the SIJHL’s front office, each individual team will have access to ICEBERG data on players in the league. This data can be used for advanced scouting reports, optimizing lineups and matchups, as well as player safety. It can also be used to identify roster gaps, to assess player and team strengths / weaknesses, and to evaluate special teams play.
ICEBERG's Central Canada Account Executive, Darrin Nicholas had this to say on the partnership "It is indicative of the SIJHL's commitment to recruiting, developing and advancing top young hockey players. ICEBERG’s revolutionary platform will put previously unimaginable information at the fingertips of team coaches and officials, who will no doubt utilize this knowledge to continually reach new heights with the quality of their on-ice product."
The SIJHL 2019-20 regular season kicked off September 20th, 2019 with Thief River Falls at Fort Frances and Thunder Bay at Wisconsin.
ABOUT THE SIJHL
Headquartered in Thunder Bay, Ont., the SIJHL is a member of the 10-league Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL). Now in its 19th season, the SIJHL boasts a multitude of alumni over the years, including defenceman Robert Bortuzzo of the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues and goaltender Carter Hutton of the Buffalo Sabres.
ABOUT ICEBERG SPORTS ANALYTICS
ICEBERG Sports Analytics, an industry-leading ice hockey analytics software company, analyzed more than 6,000 games during the 2018-2019 season serving ice hockey organizations in 17 countries. Using artificial intelligence and computer vision algorithms, the ICEBERG platform uses digital video as an input to generate data and advanced analytics to objectively analyze team play, gametrends, and individual player-performance. ICEBERG’s output data can be applied in impactful ways at all levels of play including youth, junior, collegiate, and professional. Global technological leaders Microsoft, NEC, and NVIDIA recognize ICEBERG’s leadership and support ICEBERG solutions. For more information visit: www.icebergsports.com or contact Blair Brewer, Director of Global Marketing, at firstname.lastname@example.org.