Who will win the Stanley Cup?

Faculty Sponsor

Tiffany Kolba


Arts and Sciences



Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 5-3-2019


Many sports have reported statistics in hope of accurately depicting what produces a “good” player or team. Just having a good team does not mean that you have a championship team, therefore what makes a championship team? Is it heart? Is it the team’s love for the game, or is it modern calculated statistics that determine just how close a team could be to winning a championship? Specifically, in hockey, statistics are calculated, but many would refuse the fact that statistics matter in determining a winning team. In this study, we strive to demonstrate that statistics can be used to correctly calculate the true winner of the Stanley Cup. To do this, we will take a random sample of Valparaiso University students to choose the correct statistics to predict the Stanley Cup championship winner, while comparing and contrasting what experts have picked in the past with their statistics.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

Nick Hollis is a big fan of hockey and was excited to learn that he could use his skills and statistical knowledge to test theories and run tests in something he was passionate about.

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