Tuesday, May 27, 2014

10 questions with Lincoln Stars GM/Pres. of Hockey Operations Jon Hull

Jon Hull
First off, much thanks to Stars GM Jon Hull for agreeing to this round of 10 questions.  I appreciate his willingness to help out with content on this blog.

My friend Jason who is helping me with the blog thought of this idea, and I knew our fans would appreciate it.

These are the type of questions that the local newspaper probably isn't ever going to ask.  These are more of the "getting to know you" type of questions that might not be as "hard hitting" as what you'd see in the paper.

However, I'd like to think what we're doing here gives fans a more personal look at what's going on with the team.  That's what I'm hoping for, anyway.

Be on the lookout later this week for a "10 questions with Lincoln Stars head coach Chris Hartsburg" blog article.  Please let me know if these types of articles are something you are interested in as a reader.  If so, maybe we can do the same thing during the season with players on the team, and the other coaches.

1.  What is your first hockey memory growing up?

J.H.  - Watching CBC's "Hockey Night in Canada."  It's hard to believe this but growing up we only had 2 television channels in our home and with 6 kids in the house you rarely got to watch something of your own.  For me, "Hockey Night In Canada" was my own and what really spawned my love for the game.

2.  What was the last book you read?

J.H. - "Eleven Rings" by Phil Jackson.  I always like to read sports biographies.

3.  Who are some of your closest hockey friend(s)?

J.H. - John Erskine, who is a defenseman for the Washington Capitals.  We were both each other's best man in our respective weddings.  Also, Sheldon Keefe who is the head coach of the Soo Greyhounds (OHL).

4.  Three favorite athletes you like to follow, and why.

J.H. - Jonathan Toews, whom I believe is the best captain/leader in sports.  Secondly, Peyton Manning.  Peyton thinks the game at the highest level.  Lastly, Floyd Mayweather.  Probably the most talented athlete on the planet.

5.  If you could have dinner with any three people, living or dead, who would they be?

J.H. - Hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky, Actor Anthony Hopkins, and Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski.

6.  If you could have a different career, other then what you're doing now, what would it be?

J.H. - Psychologist.

7.  Who do you count as your mentor(s)?

J.H. - I think I've been extremely fortunate to have many influential people in my life.  I've had great coaches and friends in hockey help guide me, and some of my biggest influences in my life have come away from hockey.   

8.  What are some personality qualities you most admire?

J.H. -
Loyalty, Honesty, Humor

9.  You're alone on an island in the middle of the ocean.  You can bring one music CD, one book, and one movie to entertain yourself.  What would they be?

J.H. - CD would be anything by Jay Z.  The book would be anything related to Star Wars.  The movie would be "Shawshank Redemption."

10.  What is one of your favorite quotes?

J.H. - "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail." 

Thanks again to Jon Hull for helping out with this article.  It is much appreciated!

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