Date of Publication

Spring 5-1-2014

Document Type

Undergraduate Project

Professor's Name

Dr. Dane


Each year in the National Hockey League, teams travel thousands of miles, coast to coast, to play hockey. Each year there are also hundreds of injuries, and thousands of man games lost in the league. While there has been substantial research on how travel can affect Circadian Rhythms, no research has connected this with injury in the NHL. This study used Circadian Rhythm Theory, the amount of travel miles, and back-to-back games played by teams to understand a possible correlation between travel, rest periods, and the amount of man games. After analysis, it was clear there was no consistent correlation between the variables. Future studies may want to look into how the amount of ice time per game affects players, and how the number of games per year affects quality of play overall.