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Two-Minute Power Play with Vinnie Hinostroza

Jan 20, 2014, 10:25 PM 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.

Vinnie Hinostroza hit the ground running. In the first half of his first season with the Irish, the freshman center from Bartlett, Illinois quickly became one of the team’s leading scorers, sat out for a month on injury, recovered from said injury, and was then selected as part of Team USA for the IIHA World Junior Championships in Malmo, Sweden. Here’s the Two-Minute Power Play with Vinnie Hinostroza.

If someone wrote a book about you, what would it be called? “Who, Vince?”
If you didn’t play hockey, what sport would you play? Lacrosse.
If you had a time machine, when would you go to? Into the future 10 years to see what I end up doing—what profession or whatever.
Who would play you in your biopic? Robbie Russo.
If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be? Bryan Rust. (The fact that Rust was in the room may have made a difference, but maybe not.)
Do you have a pre-game routine? I like to nap and eat a big meal.
Who is your celebrity crush? Emma Watson
Other than hockey, what’s your favorite sport to watch? College football
Favorite month of the year? April—it’s my birthday.
What’s your favorite movie? “How to Train Your Dragon”
What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
Who is your hero? My grandfather.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Ecuador.
Would you rather be Jack Swarbrick or Fr. Jenkins for a day? Jack Swarbrick.
What’s your biggest fear? I’m really scared of heights.
What is your favorite place in the entire world? Kevin Lind and Eric Johnson’s couch.
What is the best gift you’ve ever received? The new Synergy one-piece stick when it came out
What four people would you want to go golfing with? Emma Watson, Katniss Everdeen, Miley Cyrus, and Carrie Underwood
What was the best lesson your parents ever taught you? Work hard all the time at everything you do.
What is the weirdest piece of clothing that you own? I don’t know if you want to go there.

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