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Save Percentage (SV%) Calculator (Field Hockey)

LAST UPDATE: March 11th, 2020

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What is Save Percentage?

Save percentage is the percentage of saves a goalkeeper makes to the number of shots made on the goal.

A higher save percentage is a sign of a goalkeeper that allows few shots into the net. A lower save percentage is the sign of a goalkeeper that allows a lot of goals into the net.

It is a common goalkeeper statistic and also used in ice hockeylacrosse, soccer, water polo, and other sports with a goalkeeper.

Formula – How to calculate Save Percentage

Save Percentage = Saves ÷ Shots on Goal

  • A “save” is a shot on the goal that the goaltender stops. Do not include saves made during a shootout.
  • A “shot” is a shot that directs the puck towards the net and is either stopped by the goaltender or goes in the net. The shot total does not include shots blocked by a non-goalie (blocked shots) player or shots that miss the net or hit the goalpost (missed shots). Shots from a shootout are not included.
  • Do not include empty net shots to calculate a goalkeeper’s statistics as they are not on the field of play. Include empty net shots to calculate a team’s statistics.

Example

A goalie faces 219 shots and makes 155 saves.

155 saves ÷ 219 shots =0.708.

This goalie’s save percentage is 0.708, or 70.8%.

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