About

Hi, I’m Sunil Agnihotri. Welcome to my web site!

The SuperFan is a blog containing my commentary and statistical analysis on the Edmonton Oilers and the National Hockey League. This blog also includes a collection of my work from graduate school that explored the relationship between hockey fans, information and communication technology (ICTs) and new media.

I’m currently a hockey analyst for the CBC Edmonton News, making regular appearances on the evening newscast and CBC Radio Active. I’ve done some freelance work for The Athletic Edmonton, The Copper & Blue, and Hockey in Society, and made regular appearances on TSN Radio. You can also check out my own show, The SuperFan Podcast.

I started this blog as a student in the Communications and Technology (MACT) program at the University of Alberta. My final research paper “SuperFan 2.0: Exploring the produsage qualities of hockey fans” examined the participatory culture of online hockey fans and their blogging activity. The full research paper including a brief abstract can be accessed through the University of Alberta’s Education and Research Archive.

I also put together a public lecture through the University of Alberta in 2014 entitled “Hockey Analytics: The new wave of information and the online fan community that is driving the field”. You can view the lecture on Livestream.

I’m also a former member of the University of Alberta Alumni Council and the Senate. Related posts can be found under the Alumni Council category.

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