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    Salary determinants of NHL defensemen: a quantile regression approach by Guentzel, Gabriel John

    Traditionally, defensemen in the National Hockey League (NHL) have been paid unevenly. Statistics measuring production for an NHL defensemen were applied to help determine a salary. Since the lockout of the 2004-05 season in the NHL, the importance of determining salaries for defensemen became important because of the introduction of the salary cap. The purpose of this study was to analyze this salary disparity by cross-referencing career numbers of 235 NHL defensemen with their salaries, using both an Ordinary Least Squares regression and a Quantile regression to estimate earnings. Data was collected from the 2009-10 season, with salaries taken from 2010-11 season. The regression results showed that 14 independent variables were found to be significant in different quantiles and in the OLS regression. The estimation results suggest that the conditional expectation model used in previous studies misses some of the subtleties of the earnings determination process in the NHL.

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    Russians in the NHL (National Hockey League): Are They Getting Paid a Premium? by Gerdes, Lucas

    This paper examines if the Russians already in the NHL (National Hockey League) are being paid a premium due to the competition for their services from the KHL (Kontinental Hockey League). This paper assesses the determinants of player salaries in the NHL. Data was collected over the 2011-2012 season to the 2015-2016 season in the NHL. I find that player production and Russian nationality are significant determinants of NHL player salaries.

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    Hockey Champs of '57 Return to Colorado College

    Interviews with members of the 1957 NCAA championship hockey team, which was inducted into the Colorado College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003. Team members returned in March of 2007 to be honored at the regular season final against the University of Denver.

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    The effect contracts have on player performance by Fejes, Samuel Hunter

    This study examines the performance levels of National Hockey League athletes before and after contract signings. By investigating a player’s performance before signing a new contract, we seek to understand whether a player utilizes his future contract as an incentive to work significantly harder until that contract is achieved. There have been numerous studies looking at player contracts, but few studies have examined the impact a contract has on a player’s performance in the National Hockey League. A player’s performance was calculated using an Ordinary Least Squares Regression to determine player’s trends in performance, using two models to look at a player’s overall point production and time on ice per game. The data gathered consists of 249 players that represent performance before and after signing a new contract. This paper seeks to determine whether or not a contract will affect a player’s performance during the first three years after they sign a new contract with the National Hockey League. The results have shown that a player performs significantly better in the year prior to their contract signing compared to the years after the signing. Additionally, the study shows that a player’s performance tends to fall in the two years following a new contract, but exceeds expectations during their third year.

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    NHL determinants on salary/contract size by Johnson, Tyler Arthur Sr.

    In this thesis I will be testing to see what the determinants for a National Hockey League forwards salary/contract size. I will be using a number of independent variables that I feel best describes a National Hockey League forwards salary size. The Main part to this thesis is to try and find out if being born in the first ninety days of the year will give you a better chance at being more successful, by making more money in the NHL. The Null Hypothesis in this study is that Birth Date will have a positive effect on the NHL forwards salaries. The way to achieve these results I will be running regressions with 13 independent variables. After the regression is ran I will hope to see a positive correlation with birth date and size of salary. With all of the independent variables I will also hope to find which one of the variables will have the highest positive correlation.

  • Thumbnail for A Tribute to the Colorado College 1950 National Championship Hockey Team
    A Tribute to the Colorado College 1950 National Championship Hockey Team

    Colorado College hockey players Bill MacDonald (CC '51), Milo Yalich (CC '50), and Andy Gambucci (CC '53), along with Professor Ray O. Werner, share highlights about their victory at the 1950 NCAA National Championship Hockey tournament. Ronny Hartwell and Tony Frasca led the Tigers to an unprecedented 23 goals in 2 games, with 10 goals in 1 period -- a record that remains unbroken.

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    Peak performance and contract inefficiency in the National Hockey League by Winkler, Scott Kristian

    The purpose of this study is to determine what age National Hockey League (NHL) players have their best seasons and how this relates to their contract earnings. The hypothesis is that NHL players have their peak performance at age 27, which indicates that long-term contracts that exceed this age create inefficiency. The study will examine player productivity by taking 30 NHL players and evaluating their performance in the years leading up to age 27 as well as years that follow. Performance measures include average point production and the highest average ice-time per game. The study will also use two OLS (Ordinary Least Squares) regressions where the dependent variables are average time on ice per game and capital hit, both good indicators of how valuable a player is to his team, as well as several statistical independent variables such as points, games played and most importantly age. By gaining knowledge of peak performance, NHL organizations could better manage their teams by limiting long-term contracts to players and as a result lessen the inefficiency that exists in the market.

  • Thumbnail for Hockey Champs of '57 Return to Colorado College
    Hockey Champs of '57 Return to Colorado College

    Interviews with members of the 1957 NCAA championship hockey team, which was inducted into the Colorado College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003. Team members returned in March of 2007 to be honored at the regular season final against the University of Denver.

  • Thumbnail for A Tribute to the Colorado College 1950 National Championship Hockey Team
    A Tribute to the Colorado College 1950 National Championship Hockey Team

    Colorado College hockey players Bill MacDonald (CC '51), Milo Yalich (CC '50), and Andy Gambucci (CC '53), along with Professor Ray O. Werner, share highlights about their victory at the 1950 NCAA National Championship Hockey tournament. Ronny Hartwell and Tony Frasca led the Tigers to an unprecedented 23 goals in 2 games, with 10 goals in 1 period -- a record that remains unbroken.

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    Competitive balance in the National Hockey League since the 2004-2005 lockout by Dineen, Nicholas Gerard

    Previous sports studies on competitive balance have used many different economic tools to determine whether a league is balanced or not. In this paper the Herfindahl- Hirschman index is used to measure competitive balance in the National Hockey League. This study was done using the year before the lockout (2003-2004) as well as every year post lockout up to last year (2010-2011) in hopes of seeing whether competitive balance in the National Hockey League has increased since the 2004-2005 lockout. The numbers show that since the lockout competitive balance has increased in the National Hockey League with the major factors being offensive talent, defensive talent, and the lockout.

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    Does a hockey player’s path to the NHL influence their compensation? by Wamsganz, Scott

    In this study, I ran tests to determine whether or not a player’s path to the NHL has a statistically significant impact on their salary. I did this because I wanted to test to see if there is a bias on a player’s NHL salary depending on where they played before entering the league. I tested this by devising a model using ordinary least squares (OLS) regression using a data set that I created from statistics compiled from multiple NHL databases. I found that a player’s path to the NHL was not statistically significant when determining a player’s salary and therefore failed to reject the null hypothesis.

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    Colorado College Tigers Stun Boston College

    Highlights of the 2010-2011 NCAA Round 1 match with Colorado College taking on Boston College.

  • Thumbnail for Colorado College Alumni Brett Sterling
    Colorado College Alumni Brett Sterling

    Profile of Colorado College alumni and Tiger hockey player Brett Sterling. Sterling is among several CC hockey players to make it to the NHL, where he's on the roster with the Pittsburgh Penguins. In addition to earning his economics degree in 2006, Sterling garnered All American First Team Accolades, Academic All America Honors, a spot as a top-three finalist for the Hobie Baker Memorial Award, and all-time NCAA record for winning goals. He says his degree from CC is a huge thing to fall back on, and he wouldn't his experience at the College for anything.

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    NHL salary determination and distribution by Young, Ian

    There have been many debates and studies on how to efficiently compensate players and build winning teams in professional sports. The National Hockey League instituted a salary cap following the 2003-2004 season that changed the way general managers could pay players both individually and as a team. The study uses player data from the 2009-2010 season and team data from the 2007-2008 season to the 2013-2014 season. The study found that the largest determinants of forwards’ salaries are points per game and average time on ice. The largest salary determinants for defensemen are points per game, average time on ice, and fights per season. The Gini coefficient did not turn out to be a significant predictor of team winning percentage, while power play and penalty kill percentage did.

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    NHL and the NCAA : how decisions to attend National Collegiate Athletic Association institutions affect National Hockey League playing probabilities by Stoykewych, Peter Justin

    This paper will focus on three questions. Is the National Hockey League draft a good indicator of a drafted players probability of playing in the National hockey league? Does the relative position a player is selected in the NHL draft influence a player’s decision to attend an NCAA school? And finally, for those players that choose to attend an NCAA Division 1 hockey program, does it change their probability of playing in the National Hockey League? Three models have been created to answer these questions. The results suggest the draft is a good indicator of playing in the NHL, that draft position does have an influence on player’s decision to attend college and that playing in the NCAA will slightly reduce the negative probability of playing in the NHL.

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  • Thumbnail for Stephen Schultz' Trick Goal vs. Sacred Heart on Dec. 20th
    Stephen Schultz' Trick Goal vs. Sacred Heart on Dec. 20th

    Footage of Stephen F. Schultz' trick goal in the game against Sacred Heart University on December 20, 2008.