cloudy.png
Sunday November 29th, 2020 12:22PM

NHL tests puck and player tracking in regular-season games

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NHL for the first time has tested real-time puck and player tracking in regular-season games and intends to have it in place across the league next season.

Microchips were added to players' shoulder pads and fitted inside specially designed pucks for two Vegas Golden Knights home games this week, against the New York Rangers and the San Jose Sharks. Antennas around the arena tracked the players and the puck through radio frequencies and relayed the data to a suite where league and Players' Association executives and representatives from 20 teams and various technology firms, sports betting companies and TV rights holders were watching.

Previous versions of puck and player tracking were tested at All-Star games and the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. The latest tests were intended to refine the logistics of using the technology in meaningful games and to show how the real-time statistics can be used on broadcasts, in betting applications and even to create virtual reality and augmented reality simulations.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Hockey, AP Entertainment, AP Business, AP Technology News
© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Wisconsin man arrested in teen's abduction, parents' deaths
Authorities: 21-year-old man jailed on kidnapping, homicide charges for October killing of a Wisconsin couple and abduction of their teenage daughter, who was found alive
12:27PM ( 3 minutes ago )
What the government shutdown means for your mortgage
See how the government shutdown is directly impacting homeowners and homebuyers alike and what you can do
12:16PM ( 14 minutes ago )
Stocks slip but remain on track for another winning week
Stocks slipped in Friday morning trading, as falling oil prices dragged down energy companies, but the S&P 500 remained on track to close out its third straight winning week following a brutal December
12:12PM ( 18 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Britton, Yanks finalize deal guaranteeing $39M for 3 years
Zach Britton and the New York Yankees have finalized a contract that guarantees the reliever $39 million over three seasons and could be worth $53 million for four years
11:54AM ( 36 minutes ago )
4 Alabama players announce they are declaring for NFL draft
4 Alabama players announce they are declaring for NFL draft
11:40AM ( 50 minutes ago )
WADA starts work on copying doping data in Moscow lab
World Anti-Doping Agency starts copying data from Moscow lab. Russian athletes could be implicated
11:17AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Sports
New Wizards telecast opens door to sports betting through TV
The Washington Wizards are set to debut a gambling-focused telecast on the regional sports network that carries their games
2:25AM ( 10 hours ago )
NHL and NHLPA meet to discuss CBA, World Cup of Hockey
NHL and NHLPA discuss CBA extension that could pave way for World Cup of Hockey, agree to meet again next week
1:52AM ( 10 hours ago )
Backstrom helps Caps win 14th straight over Bruins, 4-2
Nicklas Backstrom's third-period winner in his return from a one-game absence helped the Washington Capitals continued their dominance of the Boston Bruins with a 4-2 win on Thursday night
11:04PM ( 13 hours ago )
AP Online Hockey
Star of the upcoming "The Sopranos" prequel reveals details
The star of the upcoming "The Sopranos" prequel film is breaking the code of silence and revealing details about 'The Many Saints of Newark'
10:42AM ( 1 hour ago )
Italian fashion houses get refashioned for future growth
To stay on trend, Italian fashion houses are refashioning themselves for future growth
10:32AM ( 1 hour ago )
Australian actor McLachlan charged with indecent assault
Australian actor Craig McLachlan has been charged with eight counts of indecent assault, and one count of common assault, after being accused of sexual misconduct by three women who worked with him in a stage musical
3:53AM ( 8 hours ago )
AP Entertainment
The Latest: Orange is cooperating in Poland spying case
Orange, a leading telecommunications company in Poland, says it's cooperating with the Polish security services who have filed espionage charges against a Polish employee at the company and a Chinese manager for tech giant Huawei
9:51AM ( 2 hours ago )
Poland charges Huawei manager, ex-spy with spying for China
Poland has arrested a Chinese businessman who was a director at Huawei and a former Polish spy for allegedly spying on Poland for China
9:38AM ( 2 hours ago )
AT&T to end all location-data sales to data brokers
AT&T will stop selling customer location data to third-party brokers, even if that information was used in helpful circumstances such as roadside assistance
9:21PM ( 15 hours ago )
AP Technology News
Wisconsin man arrested in teen's abduction, parents' deaths
Authorities: 21-year-old man jailed on kidnapping, homicide charges for October killing of a Wisconsin couple and abduction of their teenage daughter, who was found alive
12:27PM ( 3 minutes ago )
What the government shutdown means for your mortgage
See how the government shutdown is directly impacting homeowners and homebuyers alike and what you can do
12:16PM ( 14 minutes ago )
Stocks slip but remain on track for another winning week
Stocks slipped in Friday morning trading, as falling oil prices dragged down energy companies, but the S&P 500 remained on track to close out its third straight winning week following a brutal December
12:12PM ( 18 minutes ago )
The Latest: 911 caller: Teen said suspect killed her parents
A woman who called 911 to report that a missing 13-year-old Wisconsin girl had been found says the girl told her that the man arrested in the case "killed my parents and took me"
12:08PM ( 22 minutes ago )
The Latest: Poland spying suspect held top cyber jobs
The Polish state news agency says a Polish man who has been charged with spying for China had held top cybersecurity positions at different state agencies
12:04PM ( 25 minutes ago )