Waterloo, ON (August 27, 2020) – HockeyTech has announced an exclusive technology partnership with the North American Hockey League. As a part of the agreement, the NAHL, along with its affiliated leagues in the NAPHL and NA3HL will continue to utilize several of HockeyTech’s services including RinkNet, HockeyTV, and LeagueStat.
HockeyTech and the NAHL have partnered since 2015 to provide the league with digital tools to improve analytics, coaching and fan engagement through HockeyTech’s core services RinkNet scouting, LeagueStat scorekeeping, web services and mobile apps. In addition, all 800+ games will continue to be streamed live and on demand on HockeyTV, a service of HockeyTech.
“We are excited to extend our relationship with the North American Hockey League and its affiliate leagues,” said HockeyTech CEO Stu Siegel. “The NAHL has been at the forefront of providing opportunity for player development and advancement and we know their players, fans, and staff will continue to enjoy HockeyTech’s integrated and state-of-the-art services.”
RinkNet is the leading hockey player management and scouting technology system. It has become the go-to technology for hockey scouting and player management and carries the reputation for having the best scouting tools and most manageable scouting information.
HockeyTech’s LeagueStat technology is used by league officials to tabulate the official statistics at hockey games. In real time, those game stats immediately feed to league, team and media websites and mobile apps for fan consumption. The stats are mission critical for league and team management and analytics. LeagueStat also designs and maintains websites and mobile apps for customers tightly integrated with game stats, providing a true turnkey solution for all constituents.
Through the online viewing platform at HockeyTV, hockey’s leading provider of live hockey games online, HockeyTech will continue to provide viewing access to all NAHL, NAPHL, and NA3HL games.
“Our continued partnership with HockeyTech, inclusive of RinkNet, HockeyTV, and LeagueStat continues to provide our players and teams with the latest in hockey technology as we continue to grow and improve our digital platforms,” said NAHL Commissioner Mark Frankenfeld. “We continue to experience a record amount of player advancement and our continued partnership with HockeyTech demonstrates how committed our owners are to enhance and continue that mission.”
HockeyTech (hockeytech.com) is the worldwide leader in providing hockey-related technologies, analytics, and information services. HockeyTech was founded in 2012 by Stu Siegel, a technology entrepreneur, and former Florida Panthers (NHL) Managing Partner/CEO. HockeyTech has made six company acquisitions to date, integrating, and developing one-of-a-kind hockey-focused tools. HockeyTech’s brands have been Digitally Powering HockeyTM since 1998.
About the North American Hockey League
The NAHL, the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior league boasting 28 teams from across North America, prides itself on the social maturity and skill development of student-athletes ages 16-20 with aspirations of advancing to collegiate and/or professional hockey. During the 2018-19 season, the NAHL set a new single-season record with 345 NCAA commitments, with over 68% of those being NCAA Division I commitments. In addition, six players with NAHL experience were selected in the 2019 NHL Draft. Over the course of the last five seasons, 1,500+ NAHL players have made NCAA commitments and 30 have been drafted into the NHL.