NEWARK, NJ – A Union High School senior, a center for the Dayton-Brearley-Union (NJIIHL) hockey team, has been named one of the New Jersey Devils High School Player of the Month.

Victor Velasquez was selected one of the recipients in the program’s 28th season honoring the top scholastic hockey players in the Garden State.

With 31 points in nine games this past month, Velasquez is second in the state in scoring with 21 goals and 10 assists. Highlights include a six-goal, eight-point performance against Paramus Catholic on Dec. 30 and a four-goal game versus Johnson on Dec. 13. He has 42 goals, 28 assists and 70 points in his career.

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“Victor is an outstanding hockey player and a great leader for our team,” Dayton coach Brian Hayes said. “Victor leads not only with his play on the ice, but also the way he

Other players named for January 2019 are Bergen Catholic freshman forward Aram Minnetian (Gordon Conference), Lakeland junior goaltender Ben Kopacki (Big North Conference), Robbinsville-Allentown senior goaltender Mike Zuppa (Colonial Valley Conference), Montville senior forward Danny Scheine (MCSSIHL), Hillsborough senior forward Jason Wolff (Greater Middlesex/Skyland Conference), Toms River North junior forward Cole Schneider (Shore Conference) and Morristown-Beard freshman goaltender Gracie Meyers (Girls Ice Hockey).