Welcome to the third post in our new series featuring the 2013-14 Razorback hockey recruiting class. This week, we sat down with incoming freshman forward James Haddock. James is originally from Arlington, Texas, but comes to Arkansas via the Tilton School in New Hampshire where he spent a post-graduate year. He completed his high school education at Nolan Catholic High School while playing his youth hockey for the Dallas Oilers.
Razorback Hockey (RH): Why did you choose the University of Arkansas?
James: A lot of my friends go there and they persuaded me that the school and academics are very good.
RH: What inspired you to play hockey?
James: The Dallas Stars winning the Stanley Cup in 1999.
RH: What is your biggest hockey highlight/memory to date?
James: Winning a National Championship with the Dallas Oilers.
RH: What is your most recent team?
James: Tilton Rams.
RH: What is your favorite part of the sport?
RH: Describe what you think is the strongest part of your game.
James: My speed and hockey sense.
RH: Tell us about your family — your parents? Your siblings?
James: My mom is a loving and caring mom. My dad has made me who I am today. My step-dad pushes me and inspires me to be a great player and person.
RH: What are your academic interests?
James: Engineering as of right now.
Check back next week and get to know another member of our incoming 2013-14 recruiting class.