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A Robot Wrote This Article - New From Pointstreak


It isn’t perfect, but then again, it isn’t human. In another step in redefining how sports statistics and information is processed, Pointstreak Sports Technologies, working with Narrative Science, are bringing stats to life with their new game summaries feature.

Pointstreak CEO Scott Secord, originally hails from Ridgetown, Ontario, while a number of other executives and company employees are also Chatham-Kent products.

In essence, this new technology will give teams the option to have artificially generated game reports written by Narrative Science’s technology, bringing the statistics and boxscores fans were once accustomed to, to life.

Still confused? It’s simple really, check out the artificially generated article below that was produced by Narrative Science using Pointstreak’s statistics. This article was produced by Pointstreak Sports Technologies from Monday’s Wheatley Sharks vs. Belle River Canadiens game.

DiNatale leads Belle River over Wheatley, 6-2

Wheatley Area Arena Mon, Feb 13, 2012

The Belle River Canadiens’ Chris DiNatale had a big offensive game, scoring one goal and contributing three assists in his team’s 6-2 win over the Wheatley Sharks.

DiNatale got on the board by slotting home a goal 14:04 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Belle River. Blake Jones picked up the assist. DiNatale dished an assist on Weston Gaul’s goal that made the score 2-1 Belle River at 2:39 into the second period. He then added assists on Gaul’s goal at 7:53 into the third and on Scott Chauvin’s goal at 16:05 into the third.
The win moved Belle River to down 2-0 in the best of seven series.

Wheatley’s power play was ineffective against the Canadiens’ penalty kill, which allowed zero goals while shorthanded.

The referees were busy during the game, as 25 penalties were assessed during the course of the contest.

Belle River racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with 12 minors and one major for 39 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 26 minutes per game the Canadiens had been spending in the box. Belle River’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on 12 Wheatley power plays.

Belle River also got points from Chauvin, who also finished with one goal and three assists, Gaul, who also tallied two goals and one assist, and Jones, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Nik Dobrich also scored for Belle River. In addition, Belle River received assists from Cole Chevalier and Mike Ditty, who contributed one each.

The Sharks kept the Canadiens’ goalie busy throughout the game, and Zakk Olvin made 30 saves on 32 shots. Wheatley was often in penalty trouble, as it ended with 11 minors and one major for 27 minutes in penalty time. The leading offender was Dan Matoski, who totaled five minutes in penalty time with one major.

Belle River registered two goals on eight power play opportunities. For the Canadiens, Jordan Taylor was ejected from the game. The Sharks’ Marc Tremblay stopped 21 shots out of the 27 that he faced. For Wheatley, Matoski was ejected from the game.

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