Joe grew up in Plymouth, MN playing youth hockey for the Osseo-Maple Grove Hockey Association. His Pewee A team was the state champions in '94-95. His Bantam A team ('96-97) also won state and finished runner-up at nationals in Boston, MA to Compuware. He played for the '83 Minnesota Blades AAA team in the summers. He played junior hockey for the Sioux Falls Stampede in the USHL. He was co-captain with Thomas Vanek, and made the All-Star game and Viking Cup team. He was a three time All-Academic team winner for the St. Cloud State Huskies in the WCHA. He earned a degree in marketing before before turning pro. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins and signed a two-year deal. During his first year pro he was named to the All-Star Game in the ECHL and won the "Fastest Skater Award." He was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes halfway through his second year, where he played six games with the Hurricanes - scoring a game winning goal in his third game. Later, he moved overseas and played for the Brunico Wolves in the Italian Serie A and led the league in goals before ending his career in England. He was a coach for the Eden Prairie Bantam AA team during the 2013-2014 season and the 2003 MN Blades. He has a passion for coaching, training and mentoring hockey players in the area.
Billy grew up in Circle Pines, MN playing youth hockey for Centennial. His Bantam team was the first Centennial team at any level to earn a berth to a state tournament in 1996. He attended Holy Angels High School from '97-00, where he remains the all-time leading goal scorer with 106 career goals. His '99 Holy Angels team was the first from the school to play in the AA State tournament. He went on to play two years for the back-to-back USHL Anderson Cup Champion, Lincoln Stars, teams of '00-02. Collegiately, Hengen played with Joe Jensen '02-06 and they created a formidable line that led SCSU to 22 wins in 2006 and a Final Five championship appearance. After college, Hengen joined the Holy Angels HS Boys Varsity staff as an assistant from '06-11. He has served as head coach for the Holy Angels boys hockey team, Eden Prairie Bantam AA, and the 2003 Minnesota Blades. He has a passion for teaching scoring concepts, using video as a tool for young players, and being on the ice with the boys.