The rise of the underdog? The relative age effect reversal among Canadian-born NHL hockey players: A reply to Nolan and Howell

@article{Gibbs2012TheRO,
  title={The rise of the underdog? The relative age effect reversal among Canadian-born NHL hockey players: A reply to Nolan and Howell},
  author={B. Gibbs and Jonathan A. Jarvis and Mikaela J. Dufur},
  journal={International Review for the Sociology of Sport},
  year={2012},
  volume={47},
  pages={644 - 649}
}
The relative age effect associated with cut-off dates for hockey eligibility has been an ongoing debate in certain academic circles and in the popular media. The effect is primarily found in Canadian Major Junior Hockey, where a disproportionate share of birthdays fall in the first three months of the year. But when the National Hockey League rosters of Canadian-born players are examined, the pattern is less pronounced. Using publically available data of hockey players from 2000–2009, we find… Expand

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