Monday, December 28, 2009

Team Contact List

Team Contact List:

To manage a team contact list, click the 'Contacts' menu option. You can enter or edit the information by clicking the'Chg' (for Change) link to the left of the table. Once you have entered the information, click submit changes.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Adding Game Data

Adding Game data:

click on Add Game in the menu at the right. The form to add game data will be provided. Enter all game information and check carefully before you Submit the data. For Skaters and Goalies indicate a 1 in the game column if they appeared in the game and leave blank if they did not appear in the game. to quickly add data, use the numeric keypad on your keyboard to enter the numbers and the TAB key to move quickly between input boxes in the form. Enter the individual player stats as well as the opponent total stats. If a player enters the game, but is not included in the statistic totals, it is still considered a game. For example, a role player that only plays one shift but does not make it onto the scoring sheet should be recorded as playing 1 game. Likewise, a goalie that enters a game, without making any saves or recording a shot on net, is recorded as playing one game.



Correcting Game data:

If you make a data entry error, or need to correct a player's stats for a particular game, you can easily make corrections. click on 'Main' from the menu. Then click on the date of the game requiring a stat correction. Make any necessary changes directly in the tables then click the 'Submit Changes' button at the bottom of the form.

Monday, December 14, 2009

View Only Access

View Only Access:

You can allow all members of your team to view your team stats, without them having access to add or change stats. Have viewers go to www.puck-stat.com then choose 'View only access' from the left side of the screen. They will need your username. They will not need your password. Do not give out your password unless you want someone else to be able to make additions and changes to your stats.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Adding Deleting and Changing Players

To add Players:

choose Add Player from the menu on the right. Type the First name, last Name and Number of the Player and Click Submit the mouse. you want to add a player named "Others" for part-time players who are not expected to be a major contributor to the teams stats. When a player is added, his/her name is added to the list in alphabetical order. Indicate "Yes" if the Player is a Skaters (forward or defense) and/or Goalie. If a player has not yet recorded any stats by appearing in a game, they will not be displayed in the stats list. (You can verify a player has been added simply by clicking the Change Players link. Then click the browsers Back button to return to the previous page without making any changes.)


To delete a Player:

choose Delete Player from the menu on the right. Caution: This function deletes the player, and his/her cumulative stats, from the season totals. You will be prompted to select the Player to delete.


To change or correct a Player name:

choose Change Player from the menu. Edit the player data directly in the form boxes shown and click the "Change" button on the same row. You can only change one player at a time.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Scorekeeping Terminology

This is not intended to be a comprehensive glossary of Scorekeeping terminology and methodology. Instead, it will briefly identify each of the column headings used on the input sheets and printed reports of Puck-Stat. Also shown are the mathematical formulas to calculate averages and percentages.

GM-Games. If a player appears in a game in any capacity, record a 1. The default is set to one. If a player does not appear in the game, change this to a 0.
G-Goals. This stat records the number of goals a player has scored.
A-Assists.
PPG-Power Play Goals. Goals scored by the player while his team is on the power play.
GWG-Game Winning Goals. Goals scored by a player that end up being the decisive goal in the game.
SHT-Shots on goal. Number of shots on goal recorded by the player in the game.
PIM-Penalties in Minutes.
+/- -Plus/Minus. The number of even strength goals the player's team scored while he was on the ice minus the number of even strength goals the opponents scored while he was on the ice.
FO-Face Offs. The number of face offs the player took at the center position.
FOW-Face Offs Won. The number of face offs won by the player as a center man.
MIN-Minutes. Number of minutes of ice time the player accumulated in the game.
W-Wins. Games won by the goalie. The winning goalie is the goalie in net when his team is ahead to stay.
L-Losses Assists. The losing goalie is the goalie in net when his team is behind to stay.
T-Ties. The tieing goalie is the goalie in net at the end of the tie game. SHT-Games. Also known as appearances.
GAA-Goals Against Average. The average number of goals given up by a goalie in a regular length game (usually 60 minutes). Calculated as goals / minutes played * game length.
WPct-Winning Percentage. The goalies winning percentage. Calculated as wins / wins+losses+ties.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Where are my new hockey players?

Several new users this season have asked this question, fearing that they have entered all the hockey player data in vain. But fear not, the entries have been recorded in the database. If a player has not yet recorded any stats by appearing in a game, they will not be displayed in the hockey stats reports. (You can verify a player has been added simply by clicking the Change Players function. Then click the browsers Back button to return to the previous page without making any changes.) The new hockey players will also appear in the Add-Game function. Once they have recorded an appearance in a game, they will show up in the hockey stats reports. Thanks to dbhockey in Ontario for bring up that topic.

If you are not sure how a function works, try it out in the demo. Note: some features are disabled (change password, delete players, change players).

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Getting Started with Puck-Stat

Introduction: Puck-Stat from Sonntag Sports Management is designed to be easy to use and offer the convenience, accessibility, and power of web-based software. By utilizing the power of the web Puck-Stat Online is able to provide all the benefits of the latest technology without the cost and storage requirements of a stand-alone software package. With Puck-Stat Online there is nothing to download. This product was developed and adapted out of use in Canadian amateur hockey. It is designed for use by coaches, managers and stats keepers for minor and amateur hockey and ringette teams.

Stats are kept in Puck-Stat Online in two main categories, Skaters and Goalies. Obviously, A player can accumutale both skaters atats and goal tending stats.

Puck-Stat Online allows you to add or delete as many player’s names as necessary. The initial lists of Skaters and Goalies is empty. Normally you will add a player name for every player who records stats during the season.