Did you know that nearly 3,000 goals have been scored in men's hockey Champions Trophy history, or that Maartje Paumen is the all-time leading female goalscorer in the women's event (28 goals)?
Thanks to a collaborative effort by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), sports fans can now find facts like these with access to a huge interactive resource of hockey statistics from the Hockey Champions Trophy. They can be found on the stats pages of both the men's Hero Hockey Champions Trophy and women's Hockey Champions Trophy official event websites.
Official data from the last 38 years of the men's competition and 29 years of the women's competition can now be viewed. The digitalised data contains statistics from the inception of the men's Hockey Champions Trophy in 1978 , and the women's competition in 1987.
Visitors to the site can relive history whilst also predict the future by using the various different comparisons in these new look pages. Containing historical archives as well as live tournament data, fans can search through and compare masses of data. Examples include all time goal-scoring records for players and teams, win-loss records, head to head comparisons and much more.
Providing big and bold statistics is considered key to helping the world gain a better understanding of the sport's athletes, teams and the game by giving them a considerably richer experience throughout historical and live data. It was also considered key to detail both genders side by side in line with hockey's long standing commitment to gender balance across all areas of the sport.
It is hoped this will be a hugely useful tool not only for fans, but also for media and broadcasters covering the events as well, with many already using the data during this year's men's Hero Hockey Champions Trophy. Following its launch at the start of the men's event, over 6,000 fans from over 100 countries viewed over 25,000 pages of statistics on the first day alone.
The FIH website will continue to be developed over the coming months with a view to introduce this resource for all key FIH events. If you have any feedback for this particular area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view the latest men's Hero Hockey Champions Trophy and the women's Hockey Champions Trophy stats, visit: http://stats.fih.ch
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