Nov 6, 2013, 10:04 AM EDT
Anna Gonzalez, the official 2013-14 hockey beat writer for the Irish UNDerground blog, is currently a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the year Anna will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and stories from inside the team circle. You can follow Anna (and the rest of the Notre Dame student beat writing staff) on twitter at @JrNDBloggers.
T.J. Tynan may not be the biggest guy on the Notre Dame hockey team, but he definitely makes one of the biggest impacts. In his first three years with the Irish, Tynan played in 124 games, scored 46 goals and had 123 points. The senior is now serving as one of the team’s alternate captains alongside Bryan Rust and Stephen Johns.
Here’s your Two-Minute Power Play with T.J. Tynan…
If someone wrote a book about you, what would it be called? “Fire and Ice.”
What actor would play you in your biopic? Brad Pitt.
If you didn’t play hockey, what sport would you play? Golf.
What is your favorite Notre Dame tradition? Football games.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? A hockey player.
If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it? Give some to my family, and have fun.
Do you have a pre-game routine? I always come to the rink at the same time, and then I always do the same thing every day. I get here, tape my stick, and then I stretch, and get ready.
Do you have any superstitions? Not really.
If you had a time machine, when would you go to? The 1980s to go to concerts.
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas.
Who is your celebrity crush? Emma Watson.
What’s your favorite sport to watch? Hockey.
What’s your favorite movie? I don’t really have one.
What is your guilty pleasure song or band? No one in particular, really.
Who is your hero? My dad.
What is your favorite season? Fall.
What was your favorite school subject when you were a kid? Gym.
What do you miss most about home? Just being with my family.
What is your favorite dessert? Cookies-and-cream ice cream.
What is the best gift you’ve ever received? A hockey trip to Sweden with my dad when I was little.
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