Finnish Liiga Corsi%-C Prediction Project

10 Pages Posted: 1 Sep 2021

Date Written: July 28, 2021


When searching the Finnish Liiga website for statistics, I discovered an interesting statistic called Corsi%-C. It is defined as “...when the score is within a goal in the first two periods and tied in the third period”. (liiga, 2021) Essentially, this is an enhanced version of Corsi for close game scenarios only. I was intrigued by this statistic and henceforth was motivated to begin this project to gain an understanding of the relationship between Corsi%-C and other metrics to see what attributes in players are more important in close game scenarios.

Keywords: hockey, analytics, liiga, Finland, data analysis, backward stepwise, regression, Corsi, player evaluation

JEL Classification: C10, C30, C40

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Behan, Brad, Finnish Liiga Corsi%-C Prediction Project (July 28, 2021). Available at SSRN: or

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