May 10, 2021 | Mike Nicoll | 168 views
Player Spotlight - James Hopper
Position: GoalieWhat is your most memorable athletic achievement?
Height: 5' 9"
Birthday: January 8, 2005
Hometown: Stratford, ON
My most memorable athletic achievement was in Major Atom when we won the Nations Cup. Our team went 3-1-1, and in the playoff round, Team Canada swept the USA 5-0!
Outside of hockey, what are you most passionate about?
Outside of hockey, I am interested in astronomy and astrophysics. I really enjoy learning about the unknown and why things do what they do. When I am not at school or hockey, I also enjoy working out and doing outdoor activities such as swimming or golfing.
How would you describe yourself as a player?
I would describe myself as a hard-working goalie that never gives up on pucks. I use my speed and footwork to get around the crease quickly, denying any second opportunities for attackers. Due to my smaller stature, I always try to challenge shooters outside of the crease, reducing the amount of net they have to work with.
What are your academic aspirations and accomplishments?
In the future, I would like to pursue a degree in astrophysics at the University of Waterloo or Western University. When I was in Grade 8, I was ranked first in my school and placed in the top 25% of Ontario for a provincial math contest.
What is something about you that most people would not know?
For the past 7 years since Minor Atom, I have played hockey with the Huron Perth Lakers. I am also in the enrichment program at my high school, which challenges me further academically.