J.D. has followed hockey since the 1980's, focusing his attention on the NHL, WHL, BCHL, and WSHL and is the beat writer for the San Jose Sharks. He spent four years covering high school sports for local newspapers and 25 years officiating high school sports. He also covered local sports for two years on KITN-AM and KUGS-FM. His work is also published at CollegeSportsMadness.com and BustingBrackets.com.