Game-winning 'momentum' illusion is but a delusion
(Phys.org) —A hot hand may be hokum: Cornell researchers have examined the concept of "winning momentum" with varsity college hockey teams, and they conclude that momentum advantages don't exist, says a ...
Researchers find correlation between face shape and procreation rates and rank in male soldiers
The NHL drafts the wrong players due to birthday bias
A hockey player's birthday strongly biases how professional teams assess his talent, according to a new study by Grand Valley State University researchers. The findings were published in the online journal PLOS ONE.
Why NHL goalies prefer wooden sticks?
Goalies in the National Hockey League overwhelmingly continue to use wooden sticks largely indistinguishable from those used decades ago by their mask-less predecessors.
Cam captures penguin hatching at Pittsburgh aviary
A webcam captured images of the first of two African penguins hatching at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.
Hackers force message on websites via US firm (Update)
A U.S. firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites.
They like to watch, yes, but that's just the beginning
Kai Huotari was a visiting scholar at Berkeley's School of Information in the spring of 2011, when the Fox TV series Glee—a weekly musical drama about the fictional McKinley High School glee club—took ...
Disney Research automates analysis of field hockey team behaviors
Investigators at Disney Research, Pittsburgh, have developed an automated technique for analyzing the patterns of play of field hockey teams, providing a new tool for coaches and commentators who must make sense of mountains ...
What can sports teams learn from the manufacturing industry? Plenty
What can sports teams learn from the manufacturing industry? Plenty, according to Timothy Chan of the University of Toronto (U of T) and Douglas Fearing of the Harvard Business School.
Canadian astronaut appeals for peace from space
Reflecting on a recent photo he snapped from outer space of war-torn Syria, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield appealed for peace from his perch in the sky, saying Thursday: "We're all in this together."
Canadian ice hockey feels the heat
The future of Canadian outdoor ice hockey a sport synonymous with the country's culture is being threatened by anthropogenic climate change, new research suggests.
Brain injuries rise sharply in minor hockey after bodychecking rules relaxed: study
Minor league hockey players in the Atom division are more than 10 times likely to suffer a brain injury since bodychecking was first allowed among the 9 and 10-year-olds, says a study led by St. Michael's Hospital neurosurgeon ...
Most youth hockey injuries caused by accidents, not checking, study shows
Hockey fans likely would assume that body-checking -- intentionally slamming an opponent against the boards -- causes the most injuries in youth ice hockey. But they would be wrong.
The goal of robot hockey: to become better engineers (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- It may be a long time before we see robots shooting pucks and making saves in professional hockey, but second-year mechanical engineering students at the University of Alberta put some pretty ...