From viral score to six goals in opener for N.J. hockey star Max Halvorsen

From viral score to six goals in opener for N.J. hockey star Max Halvorsen

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From viral score to six goals in opener for N.J. hockey star Max Halvorsen

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Last January, Freehold Township (N.J.) sophomores Julian Kislin and Max Halvorsen for what might have been the goal of the year. The video went viral and the players had sudden fame.

Kislin maneuvered through the Middletown North defense and Halvorsen finished with the tally.

As the 2015-16 season begins, we get more evidence that Halvorsen is a finisher.

The junior winger scored six goals and assisted on the other two as Freehold Township beat Red Bank 8-5.

“I feel like I was skating pretty good out there,” Halvorsen told Chris Rotolo of Gannett partner The Asbury Park Press. “I was hoping for at least one tonight…but I’ll take six.”

If one is able to project for the duration of this 2015-16 season, then Halvorsen is more than likely to surpass his statistical totals from an impressive sophomore campaign, in which the forward recorded 46 points on 19 goals and 27 assists.

“The kid is talented,” Patriots coach Mike Celano said. “He finished that goal that got us on ESPN last year, there’s no question about his talent. My fear is now, he scored six goals, so everybody is going to know him.”

“Now it’s about adjusting to how the other team’s going to move forward, and how they’re going to play him,” Celano added. “And now it’ll be coaching strategy for us, and how we’ll be able to develop him as a forward who can handle being shadowed and marked.”

Max Halvorsen (18) scored six goal in Freehold Township’s 8-5 win over Red Bank. (Photo: Asbury Park Press)

Max Halvorsen (18) scored six goal in Freehold Township’s 8-5 win over Red Bank. (Photo: Asbury Park Press)

 

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