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.
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.

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