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Friday, October 5, 2012

Goalie Shot Chart

An interesting thread was brought up on LinkedIn about keeping stats during games.  The topic of Goalies came up and a great resource was shared for keeping track of stats for Goalies.   I've always kept player stats (which I will be a post later on), but never kept anything but SOG for the goalie.

Thanks to Ben Berland over at for sharing his ideas and the chart below.

The top half (with the green shaded area) helps us understand where on the deck shots and goals are coming from.  The bottom half (the white rectangle) is like you are looking at the front of the net and you mark where the goals went in.

I like it because it now gives me a sense of a few things:

  1. Where does my goalie give up the most goals?  Glove hand? 5 hole?  I'm all about stats and this gives it to me.
  2. Tells me where we tend to give up shots (and more importantly) goals on the rink. 
No matter what level you are coaching at, you need to understand what is going on in your game.  You are no longer a spectator watching your kid play, you've got an entire team to coach.  Simple little stats like this will help you understand better what's really happening during your games.


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