NHL is considering new technology to help identify the NHL’s critical infrastructure
Posted On June 18, 2021
NHL.com has learned that the league is considering a new technology that would help identify critical infrastructure infrastructure around the league, and that it will make its announcement later this month.
The technology, which would be called the National Infrastructure Scorecard, is based on data collected from sensors in arenas, trackers in airports, and other critical infrastructure around North America.
It is being developed by the NHL Foundation and will be a part of the league’s infrastructure and operations modernization initiative, the league said in a news release.
The scorecard, according to NHL officials, will be able to identify critical sites by the time teams are on the ice and will track and report on the infrastructure’s health.
The foundation will be partnering with an advisory board of experts who will include members of the NHL Players Association, the NHL and NHL owners.
The NHL will also be working with NHLPA Executive Director Dave Ogre on the project.
“We want the scores to be an open-source tool that will help identify and highlight critical infrastructure at every level of the game,” NHL Chief Operating Officer Joe Sakic said in the news release, adding that the foundation will provide the scores data in real time.
The league has had a major focus on infrastructure improvements since its new ownership took control of the team in 2018.
While the league has made significant investments to improve the hockey experience, the goal is still to maintain its home ice for decades to come.
The goal is to make hockey at the highest level of hockey, with the best players in the world playing on the highest-quality ice possible.