Billy at 6 yrs old, pulled a pair of old white figure skates from a basement shelf and jumped on the ice of a frozen brook behind his house. His Father laughed & said “you better make those white skates fly”; and that he did! From there Billy’s passion and talent for Hockey was born. Billy’s achievements & awards are numerous: In his Junior & Senior years at Livingston HS Billy led the State in scoring 2 years in a row, was named MVP of the NJ State Hockey League, was chosen 1st Team All-State 2 years in a row, was named by the “Daily Record” to the Interscholastic 1st All-Star Team, 1977 & 1978. Won the prestigious Gordon Cup in 1977. Led Livingston HS to 2 State Finals & scored a hat trick. Won the Jr National Championship with the NJ Rockets & scored the winning goal, 1978.
Billy moved to the USHL Pro League playing with the Waterloo Black Hawks winning the USHL championship 1979. The following year Billy was one of the top scorers in the USHL. Named to the USHL National All-Star Team that played in Europe and he led the team in tournament scoring. Other Achievements – Canton College National Champs. National Tournament Top Scorer, NHL Camps – NJ Devils pre-season Top Scorer, Minnesota North Stars Top Scorer, NY Rangers, Las Vegas Aces Top Scorer, SHL Champs, played AHL, IHL, ECHL, ACHL, PSHL, RHI, AHNAL.
Billy has coached many young hockey players making their own skates fly! These players moved on to play hockey at prep schools, college and the pros.