After the recent acquisitions of RinkNet, ISS Hockey and NEXT Testing, former Florida Panthers CEO/Managing Partner Stu Siegel has combined the businesses under a single new company called HockeyTech. HockeyTech stands as a worldwide leader in providing hockey-related technologies, analytics and information services.
November 18, 2013 [Guelph, Ontario] –Siegel Enterprises announces the formation of HockeyTech Inc., combining the businesses of its recent acquisitions of RinkNet (RinkNet.com), ISS Hockey (ISShockey.com), and NEXT Testing (NEXTtesting.com). As a single entity, HockeyTech stands as a worldwide leader in providing hockey-related technologies, analytics and information services. While HockeyTech is a new corporate identity, its divisions have been providing cutting-edge solutions to the hockey world since 1998.
At HockeyTech’s core is its Hockey Player Management and Scouting System called RinkNet. It is the world’s largest private data repository on hockey player, team and league information. Client teams, leagues and organizations rely upon this cloud-based system to manage their vital player and prospect information in a secure environment.
The HockeyTech data repository also stores the company’s proprietary information that is compiled on behalf of clients. These include both quantitative and qualitative information on over a quarter million active hockey players throughout the world. Vital quantitative information, such as player statistics, height/weight measurements, rosters, schedules and more are supplemented by player evaluations from HockeyTech’s worldwide network of ISS Hockey scouts.
ISS Hockey scouts are within reach of every young hockey player in the world, and attend every major hockey tournament, in addition to thousands of league games each year. Game and player reports are evaluated to ensure reliability and consistency to create detailed player scouting profiles and rankings. All ranked players will have been viewed and evaluated multiple times over numerous years by several of our ISS scouts.
The HockeyTech data repository also stores advanced on-ice and off-ice testing results compiled through the company’s NEXT Technology. HockeyTech offers team and league testing, as well as proprietary ISS Hockey combines. For the first time, clients are able to compare standardized player testing results worldwide with peers, elite players, and even NHL professionals.
“With the formation of HockeyTech, we are combining many of the most critical functions of hockey player management, scouting, evaluation, coaching, and recruiting under one banner”, says HockeyTech CEO Stu Siegel. “Through internal expansion, partnerships and further acquisitions, we look forward to adding additional data elements and functionality to our products, as well as growing the uses of our services within hockey organizations.”
Stu Siegel is the former managing partner, CEO and NHL Governor of the Florida Panthers NHL hockey club. A serial entrepreneur in the information and technology space, he has served as the CEO and principal of several tech businesses, including most recently FreeCreditReport.com and eNeighborhoods.
HockeyTech’s clients include (amongst others): 29 out of 30 NHL teams, the CHL (QMJHL, OHL and WHL) and all 60 teams, the USHL and all 16 teams, 40+ NCAA teams, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, European elite teams, hockey player agencies, and media (TSN, THN, HockeyNow, Hockey’s Future and more).
HockeyTech Website: HockeyTech.com
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