Teaming up to support innovation on and off the ice
Enhancing the Game
In-game tracking technology captures the movements of the puck and players, every second of every game. Massive amounts of high-speed game data gets processed in the SAP HANA Cloud database in milliseconds – and is pushed to other apps used by coaches, players, and fans to enhance their experiences.
During games, coaches and players use the SAP-NHL Coaching Insights mobile app to quickly see face-off wins per zone, player speeds, player time on ice, and more. This type of real-time game data was unattainable before and helps teams make tactical in-game adjustments on the fly.
Game data also flows to the NHL.com/stats page, which is the go-to source for hockey analytics. The site runs on SAP HANA Cloud and combines real-time data with more than 100 years of historical stats. Last season, over 100 million data-hungry fans engaged with the site. Intuitive dashboards and filters make it easier for them to analyse the performance of their favourite teams and players, as well as legends from the past.