ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School ice hockey player Billy Hefferle, a senior, was recently chosen for the 2018 Edward Halvorsen Memorial Award, an honor given to the Mennen and Halvorsen divisions' most valuable player.
Hefferle and fellow senior, Johnny Facchini also received All-Mennan Division honors.
Hefferle is Roxbury High School’s all-time leading ice hockey scorer. He broke the scoring record in January with an assist, in a game against Morris Knolls, that brought his points total to 185, one more than prior points champion Brian Martin.
"Billy finished the season as the all-time leading scorer in Roxbury history, finishing with 203 points on his career (24 goals, 28 assists this season)," said Roxbury Ice Hockey Coach Jonathan Benbow. "Most impressive about Billy's accomplishments in his career is his consistency as a goal scorer, especially considering that he spent his senior season competing in the Mennen Division, easily one of the most competitive divisions in New Jersey high school hockey."
The coach noted that Facchini "also eclipsed the 100-point mark this season," to become the all-time leading scoring defenseman in the high school's history.
"Like Billy, what is most impressive about Johnny's career is that he was as significant of a contributor as a freshman, as he was as a senior," Benbow said. "Both of these young men work incredibly hard, both off and on the ice, perfecting their craft. As a coach, it is extremely rewarding to see such hard work and dedication pay off for young athletes."
Hefferle was voted to the 1st Team All Mennen Division Team this season and was also a unanimous selection as the Mennen Division's Most Valuable Player for this past season. Facchini was selected as Honorable Mention to the All Mennen Team.