Re-examining the Home Disadvantage in Professional Ice Hockey
Perceptual and Motor Skills
Occurrence of the home disadvantage in professional ice hockey was examined by analyzing shootout data from 2005 through 2008. Results indicated that teams involved in shootouts playing at their home arenas did not lose significantly more games at home than on the road. Results did not support the hypotheses that emphasize the roles of physical contact and diffusion of responsibility in accounting for past failures to find the home disadvantage in professional ice hockey.
Gayton, William F. PhD; Perry, Scott M. †; and Loignon, Andrew C. †, "Re-examining the Home Disadvantage in Professional Ice Hockey" (2011). Student Scholarship. 50.