Bobby played varsity hockey at Morris Knolls High School in the early 70’s. For his state leading performance in his senior year, scoring 46 goals and 37 assists, he was named the 1972 MVP of the New Jersey Scholastic Hockey League. In 2000 he was named to the Star Ledger 1970’s All-Decade Ice Hockey Team. A three-letter athlete who was also a football standout, Bobby was the Morris County leading scorer in the fall of his senior year, with 17 touchdowns and amassing a total of 104 points. He was known for his speed on the ice and field.
At home on the ice, Bobby’s coaches called him a selfless player, always looking for his teammates first. After graduation, he played on several semi-pro teams, but the highlight of his hockey career was an invitation to try out for the 1976 Olympics in Lake Placid.