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Why Bench Metrics?

Built for Hockey Coaches, by Hockey Coaches.

“Bench Metrics is a product that is a great teaching and evaluating tool for any staff from pro hockey to high school hockey. We use it every game to help evaluate our players performance here in Wenatchee.”

Bliss Littler – Wenatchee Wild Head Coach & GM, USA hockey’s all time winningest Junior coach
“Bench Metrics provides a platform to analyze, track and trend your team/individual performance through an easy to use analytic method. The information output is so valuable in this time efficient tool no matter the level.”
Luke Strand - Head Coach, USHL - Sioux City

Bench Metrics has given our staff the opportunity to evaluate our team and individual performance at a level that was not possible prior to using the software. It has saved us countless hours as the software is easy to use and customizable so we are able to see the data. ”

Joel Beal - Assistant Coach, NCAA Division 1 - Sacred Heart

“These guys have been working analytics for the past 12 years, way before it was trendy to do. They know how to sort through your data and present you usable information based on years of their personal experience.”

Alex Todd - Head Coach, NCAA Division 3 - Trine

“I have used other analytical platforms in the past, but none compare to Bench Metrics. Extremely user friendly, great personalization options and extremely reliable product. It is a staple of our program and success”

Brad Flynn - Head Coach, NAHL - Corpus Christi

“I’m a big believer in Bench Metrics. It’s one of the first analytics we turn to immediately after the game. I’ve used it for the last 3 years and I’ll be using it going forward.”

Derek Lalonde - Head Coach, AHL - Iowa Wild

“We have been extremely satisfied with the Bench Metrics software. It is easy to use and offers detailed information that will help you break down individual and team concepts / objectives. A real simple way to add hockey analytics to your staff’s every day operation.”

Barry Schutte - Assistant Coach, NCAA - Bowling Green

“Bench Metrics has provided my teams with an efficient way to analyze and track our individual and team statistics throughout the season. Communication amongst player and coach is incredibly important and we have found that the customizable software provides very precise feedback we can give to our players.”

Michael Berra - Head Coach, Tier 1 AAA - St. Louis Blues

“Bench Metrics provided us with an easy way to track our players. Their customer service and can do attitude rocks!”

Jeff Degree - Head Coach, Colorado State University

“As a head coach it is my job to have the utmost knowledge about my players and team in order to give our team the best chances of success. Bench Metrics is a tool which allows me tremendous depth of analytic data on each of my individual players. It takes the emotion out of making tough coaching decisions because the superior knowledge you possess on your players and team builds internal trust and confidence between you and your players when those coaching decisions take place throughout the game.”

Chase Ernst - Head Coach, Milwaukee Power NA3HL, President, GM & Head Coach

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As hockey coaches ourselves, we know there isn’t much downtime. We built this system to make it as simple as possible to enter data and see results fast. You don’t have to be an analytics expert, or even a tech guy for that matter, in order to get powerful reports that will change the way you see the game.


With almost 40 years of combined coaching experience, we understand the power of stats and developed a passion for statistical analysis, video breakdown, and detailed reporting. We searched for an inexpensive tool to that would handle these needs and unlock the power of statistics but none existed, so we decided to build one designed specifically for us…and now for you, the Coaches.

We designed our software from the ground up to organize the essential information that us coaches have kept in spreadsheets and three-ring binders for years. We built something to give you guys a detailed, in depth, and broad look at your players and your overall team tendencies.

The reports you’ll get in our Bench Metrics software are invaluable in helping you determine your team’s strengths and weaknesses, backed up by statistics of course, while also giving an in-depth look at individual players compared to their teammates. This powerful tool, with its sophisticated yet easy-to-read reports, can be used by anyone in your organization to evaluate the entire team and individual player on-ice performance, making you a more effective coaching staff all-around.



Jay Varady was named the Kingston Frontenacs head coach in the summer of 2017. Prior to that, he spent four season behind the bench in Sioux City of the USHL, during that time the franchise won a Western Conference regular season banner in 2014-2015, an Anderson cup in 2016-2017 and a trip to the Clark Cup Finals in 2016-2017.

He was named the USHL coach of the year in 2016-2017. A native of Cahokia, Illinois Jay graduated from Union College, where he played three seasons of Division I hockey from 1997 through 2000. He was captain of the team during the 1999-2000 season, and a two-time member of the East Coast Athletic Conferences All-Academic Team. At the Junior-A level he played for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League, where he was also team captain.

His coaching career began at Union College during the 2000-2001 season when he served as a volunteer assistant coach. After graduation, Jay served as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Forge where he helped them become the League and Playoff Champions, and eventually won the National Championship in 2002-2003.

Jay spent 8 seasons with the Everett Silvertips in the WHL beginning in 2003-2004, where he served as an Assistant Coach, an Associate Coach and as the teams Interim Head Coach. In his time with Read More…


Michael has been coaching hockey and developing custom software since 1997. A USA Hockey Masters Level Coach including stints at NCAA Division I (NCHC), Tier 1 Junior A (USHL/BCHL), Canadian Major Junior (WHL), Collegiate Varsity Club Hockey (ACHA), and Tier 1 AAA youth teams, Michael is also a member of USA Hockey’s National Festival coaching staff and a former USA Hockey Coaching Coordinator. With the creation of Bench Metrics, he has been able to combine both his coaching and software passions to make hockey analytics approachable and easy to implement at any level.

Having worked and coached under some of the best coaches in the business, including former NHL Head Coach Kevin Constantine, former NHL Assistant Coach George Gwozdecky, and the winningest coach in the history of USA Junior Hockey, Bliss Littler, Michael has been able to combine some of the best coaching methodologies and tactics into the Bench Metrics product.

He has coached Junior hockey in the WHL (Everett), USHL (Omaha, Youngstown), BCHL (Wenatchee), and also spent two years at the NCAA Division 1 level (University of Denver). In the past ten seasons Michael has coached 37 NHL draft picks, six of whom were selected in the 1st round of the NHL Entry Draft. A native from Queens, New York, Michael now resides in Seattle, WA.

With Bench Metrics, you can…

  • Analyze individual players, your team, and your opponents with easy to read reports
  • Customize individual, team, and opponent statistics important to your coaching staff, including customizable scoring chances
  • Save your stats in a powerful online database that is accessible from laptops, phones, and tablets
  • Work with experienced coaches to create an analytics solution that will work for you, regardless of level
  • Receive both free unlimited support and training
  • Provide logins to as many users as you’d like included in your subscription
  • Use our reports to complement existing video software reports, such as XOS, Steva, Sportscode, etc.
  • Integrate directly and easily with your existing video software product for quick reporting after the game in seconds

Youth Edition

  • 2 Hours of Training
  • 2 Hours of Customization
  • Unlimited Support
  • Over 15 Reports

Professional Edition

  • Unlimited Training
  • Unlimited Customization
  • Unlimited Support
  • Over 50 Reports
  • Detailed Scoring Chance Analysis