Sportlogiq’s glossary of terms

Sportlogiq’s glossary of terms

Sportlogiq will be introducing a whole host of new micro-statistics to describe the game of hockey, and in the interest of clarity, we decided it would be smart to give a glossary of terms that could be referred back to at any time in case there is any confusion.

Assists

  • First assist: Awarded to the player who was last to touch the puck before a goal, aside from the goal scorer, without a change of possession.
  • Second assist: Awarded to the player who was second last to touch the puck before a goal without a change of possession.

Blocks

  • Blue line hold: When a player attempts to hold the puck in the offensive zone when an opponent is attempting to clear it, usually on a dump out.
  • Blocked pass: When a player uses their stick or body to stop a pass from being completed.
  • Blocked shot: When a player uses their stick or body to stop a shot from getting through to the net.

Line carry: When a player crosses either blue line or the red line with the puck under control.

Checks

  • Body check: When a player attempts to use his body to remove possession from an opponent.
  • Stick check: When a player attempts to use his stick to remove possession from an opponent.

Dekes

  • Puck protection play: When a player uses their body to protect the puck along the boards, or uses a feint or maneuver to keep the puck away from an opponent.
  • Open ice deke: A feint or maneuver meant to create space between a puck carrier and an opposing checker in open ice, or when a player maneuvers around a defending player while in possession of the puck.

Dump ins

  • Chip in: When a player redirects a pass they just received past the offensive blue line.
  • Dump in: When a player lobs or shoots the puck into the opposing zone from outside the offensive blue line.
  • Icing: When a player’s dump in occurs before the puck reaches centre ice.

Dump outs

  • Board dump out: When a defending player dumps the puck up the boards without targeting a teammate for a pass.
  • Open ice dump out: When a defending player dumps the puck up the ice without targeting a teammate for a pass.

Goal: Awarded to the last player to touch the puck before it enters the opposition’s net.

Loose puck recoveries: When a player recovers possession of the puck while it is loose, not in possession of an opponent.

Offside: When a player is caught over the offensive blue line before their teammate brings the puck in.

Passes

  • D to D: A pass between two defensemen in their own defensive zone that does not move the puck up the ice directly.
  • East/West: Any side-to-side pass in the neutral or offensive zones that does not move the puck up the ice.
  • North pass: Any pass that moves the puck closer to the opposing goal in the neutral or offensive zones.
  • Outlet: Any pass that moves the puck closer to the opposing goal from the defensive zone, before the centre red line.
  • Rush: Any pass in the offensive zone that occurs during the initial rush towards the opposing goal immediately following a controlled zone entry.
  • Slot: Any pass in the offensive zone that is targeted towards the slot area of the ice.
  • South: Any pass that moves the puck away from the opposing goal in the neutral or offensive zones.
  • Stretch: Any pass from the defensive zone targeted past the centre red line.

One timer pass: A pass that is made so that the receiver can immediately shoot without first stopping the puck. This is distinct from other pass events, meaning the kind of pass will also be recorded alongside.

Pass reception: When a player receives a pass from a teammate.

Scoring chance: Awarded to any player directly involved in the chain of successful events that leads to a shot or missed shot from the scoring chance area.

Shots

  • Deflected: When a player deflects the shot of a teammate.
  • Deflected blocked: When a deflected shot is blocked before it reaches the net.
  • Outside: When a player takes a shot from outside the scoring chance area.
  • Outside blocked: When a shot from outside the scoring chance area is blocked before it reaches the net.
  • Slot: When a player takes a shot from inside the scoring chance area.
  • Slot blocked: When a player’s shot from the slot is blocked before it reaches the net.

One timer shot: A shot that is taken immediately upon the reception of a pass. This is distinct from other shot events, meaning the kind of shot will also be recorded alongside.

1 Comment

  • James Nunn Jul 15, 2015 Reply

    This is an encouraging improvement on the existing public “enhanced stats” in hockey.

    One of the next steps is contextualization.

    – Forced/unforced dump ins and forced/unforced dump outs
    – deke outcomes (One move too many? Scoring chance? Controlled zone exit? etc)
    – outside shot, that results in an outside block, in lieu of an existing viable passing option?

    This is just the tip of the iceberg, can’t wait to see where we might end up!

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