I tried once before to start helping you with research, but the problem is that I am not much for on-line communication. I do not use almost any internet chat (or talk) programmes except occasionally Facebook Chat. I would rather work thru' emails as that is the way I have learned to work in professional environment and it is not limited to being online at the same time...
I have worked (for my own fun) already quite a bit in Alps area (Austria, Slovenia, expanding towards Italy and Hungary next).
So far I have only produced player histories which are now ready for every player who is
1) included in TBL 2016/17 DB (no new players created yet)
2) was in the roster of one of these teams in either 2015/16 or 2016/17 season
Inter-National League (now called Alps Hockey League) :
FBI VEU Feldkirch
EHC Alge Elastic Lustenau
EK Zell am See
EC Die Adler Kitzbühel
HC Steelers Kapfenberg (should be named Kapfenberg KSV Eishockey nowadays, has dropped to lower level)
HK Celje (nowadays in Slovenian Elite League)
HK Slavija Ljubljana (nowadays in Slovenian Elite League)
HDD SIJ Acroni Jesenice
Slovenian Elite League :
HK Triglav Kranj
Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (EBEL) :
HC Bolzano Foxes
Dornbirner EC Bulldogs
HDD Olimpija Ljubljana (now extinct team, former farm team HK Olimpija Ljubljana will play on in Alps Hockey League)
That comes up as 10,500 lines of player history - probably about 70 % of that being new research and rest existind data from your DB.
The rest of EBEL (6 more teams, 3 of them already researched but not in spreadsheet) will be next. Then I shall move to Italian teams which joined Alps Hockey League for 2016/17 (eight Italian teams in that league)...
Additionally, I have made a spreadsheet for every not-in-database player I run into in my research. At this point there is 103 of those. However, I will need advice concerning how to rate the stats, potential etc. At this point the spreadsheet only includes
- 1st name
- Birth Date
- Nationality (also secondary, declared)
- Birth City (if known)
- Classification (they are all players)
- Contracted to
- Playing for
- Contract expiry
- Player role
- Jersey number (for some)
And finally - I have been forced to add quite a lot of cities, clubs and even some leagues to get all above to fit in. So I would naturally need to work out spreadsheets for putting these things in order too...
I have to say that the league structure around these countries is pretty confusing and has been undergoing several major changes... F ex the lower levels of Austrian ice hockey need to be coded all-fresh...
So, could some one from team with enough experience/expertise possibly send his email address to me as a personal message here. My board status don't allow me to take personal contact yet.