J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra is a writer based in Southern California.

Memo to Hockey Players: It’s Okay to Use the Word ‘I.’

ESPN.com's Emily Kaplan wrote a fascinating story today about a linguistic quirk among hockey players: how they never refer to themselves in the first...

For San Jose and the Sharks, it’s about time for a championship run.

There's an unconfirmed theory around San Jose that Joe Thornton began growing a beard when the Sharks played their first game in 1991, and...

My visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame, the ground floor of history.

TORONTO -- My knowledge of the Hockey Hall of Fame prior to today consisted of two facts: One, it’s in Toronto; two, it’s where...

2020 NHL Conference Semifinal Previews

The last three weeks have truly been the National Hockey League’s version of March Madness. (August Awesomeness?) The Cinderellas, Chicago and Montreal,...

Don’t start what you can’t finish: The case for no hockey in 2020-21

It's been said that one of the cruelest things a person can do is to awaken someone's love without truly loving...

2020 Stanley Cup Finals Preview

About one-and-a-half years ago, long before COVID-19 was ever a thought, the Tampa Bay Lightning were knocked out the first round...

2020 NHL Conference Finals preview

The Final Four features the two favorites on each side of the ledger, Tampa Bay and Vegas, facing off against a pair...
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