The Science of Hockey
The Math, Technology, and Data Behind the Sport
Kevin Snow, John Vogl
- 216 Pages
- January 3, 2023
- ISBN: 9781683584650
- Trim Size: 6in x 9in x 0in
Whether you’re a casual hockey observer or a passionate fan who can’t get enough of the game, there’s something for everyone in The Science of Hockey. Author Kevin Snow spoke with former players and coaches, along with numerous industry experts and media analysts to discover how science, data, and technology have impacted the sport of hockey over the years. Learn more about the nuances of a skating stride, how a puck is manufactured, the optimal temperature for making ice, and what exactly it is that makes some of the greatest players in the world so special. Even take a look to the future to find out how virtual reality can play a part in player training methods. Just when you thought you knew it all, along comes The Science of Hockey to share even more knowledge about the coolest game on ice.
Kevin Snow has an extensive professional background in sports and media in both the United States and Canada, and his work has been published across North America for various print and digital outlets. He has written three books and also spent ten years with the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres in public relations and content management. He resides in Buffalo, New York.
"Kevin Snow's The Science of Hockey is a welcome, informative, thorough and necessary dive into where the modern-day game of the NHL stands. It updates the past by bringing the reader to the present in taking into account the many trends—technical, scientific, and analytical— the NHL has incorporated. The book easily adds layers of knowledge to the viewing experience for both fans and sports writers." —John Wawrow, longtime sportswriter