Meghan Chayka (She/Her)


NWHL Analytics: More Data, Details & the Future

Meghan is a Co-Founder/CEO of Stathletes, a hockey data and analytics company. Stathletes provides industry leading hockey insights in over 22 leagues worldwide and has scaled to the highest professional levels across North America and Europe. In another industry role, Meghan is a Data Scientist in Residence at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She was featured on the insert cover of the Hockey News’ Top 100 of power and Influence, listed at 95 overall and in the Top 10 for Hockey Business Executives.

Thibaud Châtel (He/Him)


The Shot Chain: Going Beyond the Traditional Expected Goals Model

Thibaud is a hockey analyst with several public analytics projects in Europe under his belt. In the private sphere, he has worked with multiple professional teams and the French hockey Federation.

Spencer Fascetta (He/Him)


xG for Dummies - Building a means of measuring shot quality by the seat of your pants

Spencer is a graduate of Endicott College with a B.S. in Sport Management and Applied Mathematics (the first time that particular combination of majors had been attempted in school history), he spent two years as a volunteer statistician and video analyst for the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey program, has worked as an independent data analyst for the St. Louis Blues and wrote his senior thesis, titled "Increasing Offensive Efficiency in NCAA Women's Ice Hockey" using data he collected during that timeframe.

Ben Howell (He/Him)


Aging Curves in Women's Hockey: NWHL Edition
Ben Howell is a Sport Management and Business student at the University of Texas, where he works for the Longhorns Baseball team. His entry into women's hockey analytics began with the 2021 Big Data Cup and has continued to grow since. You can find him on Twitter @benhowell71 (where he probably spends too much time) or through email at

Brendan Kumagai (He/Him)


The Shot Chain: Going Beyond the Traditional Expected Goals Model

Brendan is a Sports Analyst Intern at Canadian Tire where he implements analytical methodologies to support the Canadian Olympic team in data-driven decision making. He will be attending Simon Fraser University this fall where he will attempt to use statistics to find new and useful insights into the game of hockey in his Masters in Statistics.

Alyssa Longmuir (She/Her)


Ready, Aim, Fire : The Development of Shot Patterns in Olympic Hockey

Alyssa is a recent graduate of the University of Western Sydney with a Masters in STEM Education and a contributing member of Hockey-Graphs. With experience working both publicly and privately on projects involving the NWHL, National Teams, and Australian Ice Hockey Mens and Womens Leagues over the past four years, Alyssa is passionate about creating accessible data and lowering the entry barrier for those who wish to be involved.

Carleen Markey (She/Her)


Contextualizing Historical Data and Current Projects in Women's Hockey

Carleen is a recent graduate of Purdue University in physics and statistics, and a future physics graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University. She has contributed several women's hockey analytics projects to the public sports analytics community over the past three years, including a project on CWHL aging curves and identifying player archetypes in women's hockey. Carleen hopes to bring women's hockey research to the academic sphere at Carnegie Mellon and continue growing interest in women's hockey at future conferences.

Mike Murphy (He/Him)


Dungeons and Dangles - The World of Fantasy Hockey

Mike Murphy is the deputy managing editor of The Ice Garden and Blueshirt Banter, SB Nation's women's hockey and New York Rangers hockey blogs. Mike is a contributor for Hockey Graphs and the co-creator of Behind the Benches. He is also the creator of Their Hockey Counts, a public database of women's hockey stats.

Mikael Nahabedian (He/Him)


The Shot Chain: Going Beyond the Traditional Expected Goals Model

Mikael is a hockey data analyst who specializes in scouting and player development. He currently works with AIK Hockey (SDHL), the McGill Martlets (USports) and the Icelandic National Women's program as a scout and quantitative analyst.

Tyrel Stokes (He/Him)


The Shot Chain: Going Beyond the Traditional Expected Goals Model

Tyrel is a recovering economist and currently a PhD Candidate in Statistics at McGill University. He is particularly interested in Causal and Bayesian Inference and applications in medicine, the social sciences, and sport.

Sean Tierney (He/Him)


PWHPA Tableau Tutorial

Sean Tierney is the current Director of Hockey Services for Sportlogiq. He spent several years as the Director of Analytics for the Hamilton Bulldogs in the OHL and ran his own website,, featuring many different types of tableau viz. He has written for The Athletic and was a bi-weekly guest on TSN's Hockey Analytics radio show.

Lightning Talks

Gabriella Fundaro, An Nguyen & Nayan Patel

Predicting Breakout Seasons in NCAA Division 1 Women's Hockey

Zoë Hayden, Spencer Fascetta & Lau Sze Yui

Thanks for the Assist: Modeling Shot Conversion Rate by Assist Angle and Distance

John Bouchard, Holly Morrison & Mikael Nahabedian

N-WHKYe: A Metric to Evaluate the Offensive Production of Players Worldwide

Ben Howell & Michelle Jay

Shoot Your Shot: How the on-ice situation changes shot location