Home Ice Advantage Continued: Effect of Biased Refs and Travel Miles

July 19, 2013

In my previous article, I discussed a number of different factors that could possibly give the home team an advantage and investigated the existence of overall home ice advantage and the edge that the home team has in the faceoff circle. In this article, I will examine the remaining two factors, referee prejudice and impact […]

Home Ice Advantage

July 10, 2013

Near the end of every season, players of teams that have already clinched a playoff spot will often stress the importance of winning their remaining games to gain the home ice advantage, but how important is home ice advantage, really? Does it even exist? If so, how advantageous is it to be playing at home […]