The Atlantic Hockey Federation is excited to announce the Federation Education Series. The Federation Educational Series will feature presentations for our players, families, and coaches on the landscape of hockey along with the Player Advancement Model for players. The first presentation will feature College Hockey Inc.

College Hockey Inc. is a non-profit established to ensure that all talented young hockey players and their families understand the unmatched development opportunities presented by NCAA Division I hockey.

The AHF is working with College Hockey Inc. to invite AHF 14U, 15U, and 16U players and their families to an exclusive webinar presentation. The main topic of the webinar will be the path to NCAA DI college hockey, and specifically what players can do to maintain their eligibility as they explore their hockey options. All are welcome to attend however, the presentation is targeted toward 14U, 15U, and 16U birth years.

College Hockey Inc. “Intro to NCAA Hockey”

Date: Monday, October 10th

Time: 7:00 pm EST

RSVP: Register here!

OR:

College Hockey Inc. “Intro to NCAA Hockey”

Date: Wednesday, October 19th

Time: 7:00 pm EST

RSVP: Register here!

This webinar will take approximately 30 minutes with time for a Q&A. It will cover why and how players like you chose to pursue a college hockey career.

Consider: 

The official AHF Podcast releases an episode every other Thursday during the season. Episodes are available on the AHF app for subscribers.

One Month In

Episode #1
9.22.22

The AHF is pleased to announce The Federation Hockey Podcast. Every other week, Jim Padgitt and Tony Zasowski will be joined by a new guest from across the Federations. The guests will include league officials, coaches, general managers, players, and more.

You’ll find the first episode of the 2022-23 season in our app, where we get to know the League Commissioner, learn what goes into preparing the season, and discuss why KRACH is important. We welcome special guests, Head Coach Kenneth Doak and #59 Zach Durkin from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms U12 AA, and Head Coach Tony Macaulay and #21 Luke Rubin from Team Maryland U18 AAA.

Catch The Federation Hockey Podcast action all season long on the AHF app first https://apps.apple.com/us/app/atlantic-hockey-federation/id1608982114

Available on the website on Mondays

The AHF announces the Players of the Week for the week ending September 18, 2022.  The Players of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2022-23 season that honors players in all divisions. Only players that are nominated by their respective teams are considered.

Age Level / Division: 8AAA
Team: North Jersey Blizzard
Player: Jake Boyev (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 3, Assists: 3

“Team player, great overall performance by Jake and team!!” said Coach Scott Levine.

Age Level / Division: 10A
Team: Philadelphia Blazers
Player: Ryder Palmer (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 4, Assists: 3
“Ryder is a strong power forward determined to find the back of the net,” said Coach Joe Szychulski.

Age Level / Division: 10AA
Team: Palmyra Black Knights
Player: Samuel Trieskey (F) – Games: 3, Goals: 3, Assists: 4
“Sammy played an outstanding two way game in his three games this week. Not only did he lead his at both ends of the ice he lead his team in assists. Sammy showed an outstanding work effort and leadership.,” said Coach James Robbins.

Age Level / Division: 10B
Team: Hollydell Hurricanes 10UB
Player: Will Ryan (D) – Games: 2, Goals: 2, Assists: 1
“Will Ryan is a solid defenseman will an ability to skate with the puck and score. His commitment to his team is unparalleled, with demonstrating hard work ethic at all practice and games,” said Coach Paul Rohanna.

Age Level / Division: 12A
Team: Royals 12a 2011
Player: Mike McNulty (F) – Games: 3, Goals: 5, Assists: 0
“”Mikey” was aggressive all weekend and put us in a great spot! Played physical and got to dirty areas to help on defense as well!” said Coach Tom Mitchell.

Age Level / Division: 12AA
Team: Igloo Jaguars 
Player: Cole Jones (G) – Games: 2, Goals Against: 3, Saves: 36/39 (1 Shutout)
“1st game 3 goals against on 39 shots for a 92.3 save percentage. 2nd game was a shutout including 3 saves on shootouts,” said Coach Chris Brosius.

Age Level / Division: 12B
Team: MYHA 12U B Blue
Player: Luca Keller (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 3, Assists: 1
“3 goals and 1 assist in 2 tightly contested games including the only goal in a 1-0 thriller!” said Coach Marc Bragin.

Age Level / Division: 13AA
Team: Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth 
Player: Porter Fegley (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 4, Assists: 4
“Kid puts in a tremendous amount of work outside of practice and is seeing major results,” said Coach John Musella.

Age Level / Division: 14A
Team: Wissahickon Warriors White
Player: Sam Bevan (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 4, Assists: 1
“Sam had four goals and one assist this weekend.  Three of those goals occurred in Sundays game, the third being our game winner in a shootout.  A clutch performance from #21,” said Coach Mike Budd.

Age Level / Division: 14AA 
Team: Delaware Ducks 
Player: Malen Winkleblech (F) – Games: 3, Goals: 3, Assists: 5
No quote was provided by Nominating Coach Nick Blue.

Age Level / Division: 14B
Team: Igloo Jaguars
Player: Scott Sabarese (D) – Games: 2, Goals: 2, Assists: 1
“Offensive Defense man, Huge size able to battle threw the strong side of the ice easily with speed,” said Coach Carl Orth.

Age Level / Division: 15AA
Team: Palmyra Black Knights
Player: Jeffery Saul Jr (F) – Games: 4, Goals: 6, Assists: 0
“Had a goal in every game played this weekend. As well as shootout goal!” said Coach Swede Farling.

Age Level / Division: 16A
Team: Frederick Freeze
Player: Charles Forino (G) – Games: 2, Goals Against: 1, Saves: 37 (1 Shutout)
“Gave up just one goal in leading his team to two of their wins this weekend including a 28 shot shutout versus Valley Forge,” said Coach David Soifer.

Age Level / Division: 16AA
Team: Skylands Kings Navy
Player: Aidan Lindgren (F) – Games: 4, Goals: 7, Assists: 3
No quote was provided by Nominating Coach Charlie Spetz.

Age Level / Division: 18A
Team: Wissahickon Warriors Red
Player: Patrick Stelacio (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 7, Assists: 4
“Pat had 11 points in just 2 games this weekend. In Saturdays game he had both a hat-trick and a playmaker, followed by another hat-trick Sunday. Big weekend for us, helping us get 2 big wins,” said Coach Frank Blust.

Age Level / Division: 18AA
Team: Team Philadelphia
Player: Devin Hoban (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 4, Assists: 1
“Devin had game winning goals in both of our games this weekend, coming through big in the 3rd period of both very tightly contested games.,” said Coach Eric Wolf.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

10U AA
Nicholas Sauer (F) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Kyle Carella (F) – Igloo Jaguars
Jonah Welner (G) – Igloo Jaguars
Alec Popovic (F) – NJ Stars
Jason Buzy (F) – PAL Sound Tigers
Tobi Rakoff (F) – Valley Forge Colonials

10U A
Cole Marotta (G) – Palmyra Black Knights
Zach Wagner (D) – Capital City Vipers
Chase Bryant (F) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Tommy Ritz (D) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Chris Doot (F) – Maryland Jr. Black Bears
Jaxon Hostetter (F) – Lancaster Firebirds
Karan Bharghava (G) – MYHA UA Blue
Griffin Earley (F) – MYHA LA Blue
Charlie Hartley (F) – NJ Bandits
Brayden Lauver (D) – Palmyra Black Knights
Mason Maloney (F) – York Devils

10U B
Josh Jesse (D) – Haverford Hawks
Nash England (D) – Haverford Hawks
Will Ryan (D) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Griffin Boody (F) – Igloo Jaguars
Lucas Garstka (F) – Royals
Zack Charron (F) – Team Philadelphia
Henry Schnieder IV (F) – Tomorrow’s Ice
Joseph Faccio (F) – Wissahickon Warriors
Christopher Mascia (F) – Wissahickon Warriors
Ben Gembe (F) – York Devils

12U AA
Aaron Zuckerman (G) – Team Philadelphia

12U A
William Pileggi (F) – Royals
Jed Sobler (G) – NJ Bandits
Luke Saxton (G) – Grundy Senators
Liam Gabe (G) – Haverford Hawks
Joey Lieb (F) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Paul Schmeltzer (G) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Brendan Carey (F) – Igloo Jaguars
Dylan Paranich (F) – Igloo Jaguars
Alex Lombardi (F) – Jersey Shore Wildcats
Mason Baker (F) – Lancaster Firebirds
Ashleigh Tice (F) – NJ Stars
Wesley Tomasko (G) – Palmyra Black Knights
Jaiden Hoban (F) – Philadelphia Blazers
Bret Ketrow (G) – Rockets Hockey Club
Casey Magill (F) – Southern Maryland Sabres
Patrick Jackson (D) – Valley Forge Colonials
Nico Chiaramonte (F) – Wissahickon Warriors
Alessandro Carbone (D) – Wissahickon Warriors
Adrian Fitzingo (F) – York Devils

12U B
Cameron Ridgeway (D) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Cayden Kish (F) – Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Mark Kase (F) – Palymra Black Knights
Gavin Geiger (F) – Valley Forge Colonials
Archer Willis (G) – Valley Forge Colonials

13U AA
James Profeta (D) – Metro Militia
Carson Jones (D) – MYHA
Benjamin Blizniak (F) – NJ Stars
Lydon MacClay (F) – Valley Forge Colonials

14U AA
Derek Raudabaugh (F) – Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Daniel Rosenstock (G) – MYHA
Kaden Weiler (F) – Palmyra Black Knights
Reid Kessler (F) – York Devils

14U A
Lucas Gonzalez (D) – Grundy Senators
Brody Santora (G) – Grundy Senators
Jonathan Eves (F) – Haverford Hawks
Conley Ryan (F) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Jackson Siefert (G) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Lucas Devito (F) – Igloo Jaguars
Lucas Zoller (F) – Lancaster Firebirds
Aiden Kortbawi (G) – Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Julian Mehler (F) – North Jersey Avalanche
Jack LaChapelle (F) – Tomorrow’s Ice
Peter Neville (G) – Valley Forge Colonials
Cameron Strausbaugh (G) – York Devils

14U B
Dylan Lam (F) – Ashburn Xtreme
Miles Wendland (F) – MYHA

15U AA
Jagger Smith (F) – Royals

16U AA
Bryce Zeoli-Luisi (G) – York Devils

16U A
Conor Dietz (F) – Ashburn Xtreme
Brady Mercante (F) – Delaware Ducks
Bradley Cupples (F) – Frederick Freeze
Lex Udell (F) – Grundy Senators
Daniel Falletta (F) – Jersey Shore Wildcats
Josh Kurtz (F) – Lancaster Firebirds
Max Grotheer (F) – Maryland Jr. Black Bears
Jake Hamre (G) – Sportscare Kings
James Maryinsky (F) – Valley Forge Colonials
Patrick Murphy (D) – MYHA

18U AA
Christian Hertzig (F) – Sportscare Kings

18U A
Keldon Maoury (F) – Ashburn Xtreme
Garrett Wolfe (G) – Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Kevin Dromgoole (F) – Palmyra Black Knights
Bam Smith (F) – York Devils

Full Ice Mites AAA
Reid Messa (F) – Lehigh Valley Steel

The Atlantic Hockey Federation will be collaborating with the Amateur Hockey Report for the 2022-2023 season. Entering their 22nd year, Amateur Hockey Report is one of the leading ‘unbiased’ sources for scouting with the biggest collection of scouted player reports and over 100,000 player profiles. Clients of AHR include the NHL, CHL, NCAA and many junior hockey programs. AHR covers U10 to U18 and juniors of all levels, not just elite players allowing all players exposure to every college and junior team. 

AHR will write player and team features for the Atlantic Hockey Federation. Plus, AHF players have the opportunity to register through AHR to read player reports on the players in the league. “Amateur Hockey Report is the premier scouting service for 10U-18U in the country, the AHF is excited to work with AHR to educate and promote our players,” stated AHF Commissioner Tony Zasowski. This partnership ensures that all players are gaining the necessary exposure to assist them in their advanced goals and aspirations. 

“The Atlantic Hockey Federation is an innovative Tier 2 league with a bright future and AHR is excited to find the talent it holds and get those players exposure to the highest levels of the game,” said AHR owner Eric Krupka.

About Atlantic Hockey Federation – In its 2nd year, the Atlantic Hockey Federation (“AHF”) is one of the largest USA Hockey Sanctioned Elite Tier-II Youth Hockey League that facilitates games throughout the Mid-Atlantic for its club members and families. The AHF provides high-quality league games and showcases for over 500 teams from 45+ organizations across 6 Mid-Atlantic states. The AHF currently fields youth hockey programs at AA, A and B divisions for the following age groups: the 8U AAA Full Ice, 8U Half Ice, 10U, 12U, 14U, 15U/16U and 18U age levels. The AHF is truly a unique opportunity as each of the Founders and Member clubs operate at all levels of the youth and junior hockey spectrum from Mite thru to Midget at the youth level and from Tier III juniors all the way up to Tier I juniors in the USHL.  If you are looking for value and exposure to play college hockey, the AHF is also for you.

As a reminder, the AHF will use KRACH ratings to determine standings this season.

The points column will remain at zero regardless of wins or losses.

Standings will be ordered alphabetically until the Fall.

Official standings as determined by KRACH ratings will be released this Fall!

Bethesda, MD- Black Bear Sports Group has finalized a multi-year marketing and sponsorship partnership with Apex Learning Virtual School. The partnership provides for the title sponsorship for the Atlantic Hockey Federation and Tier 1 Hockey Federation spring parity events as well as significant digital marketing, branding, and on-site seminars throughout the Black Bear Sports Group ice arena portfolio.

“Apex Learning Virtual School offers so many accredited online education options for our middle school and high school athletes,” said Black Bear Sports Group head of Sales and Marketing, Scott Branovan. “We are thrilled to be able to share this NCAA eligible self-paced education platform as an option for the many busy athletes and families that are part of our extended hockey family.”

Black Bear Sports Group is doing so much to accommodate hockey families’ busy lifestyles,” said Mackenzie Beaulaurier, Apex Learning Virtual School Enrollment Coordinator. “We hope that our accredited online education options are an extension of Black Bear Sports Group’s commitment to excellence in all it does for the facilities program participants as well as the Atlantic Hockey Federation and Tier 1 Hockey Federation membership”.

About Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. – Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. is a privately held company formed by Murry Gunty and Blackstreet Capital Holdings, LLC in 2015 that seeks investments in sports and entertainment facilities, teams and youth sports events.  Black Bear arenas are clean and professionally managed and offer world class recreational programs.  Black Bear focuses on ice arenas in metropolitan areas with compelling demographics, a National Hockey League club presence, and arenas with existing youth hockey clubs. The largest owner/operator of ice rinks in the U.S., Black Bear’s footprint totaling 29 facilities across the United States with 54 sheets of indoor ice, 4 indoor turf fields, 24 youth hockey clubs, 6 hockey leagues/tournament businesses (Atlantic Hockey Federation, Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation,Tier 1 Hockey Federation, National Girls Hockey League, Defender Hockey Tournaments,Foundry Adult Hockey) and 4 Junior “A” hockey franchises in the United States Hockey League, North American Hockey League, United States Premier Hockey League and Eastern Hockey League.  For more, go to www.blackbearsportsgroup.com.

About Apex Virtual Learning School – Our accredited private online high school is what you and your student are looking for. We’re unique, but so is your student. At our school, your student can choose when and where they work so that they can flex their schoolwork around busy athletic schedules, auditions, try-outs, college tours, or medical appointments. Plus, we will support your student while they work independently with our experienced staff of teachers, counselors, and tutors.

Our students earn higher scores on standardized tests than the national average and many other online high schools. Our passion is to see your student finish high school and join thousands of other ALVS students who have gone on to prestigious colleges and universities.

We have over 100 NCAA-approved courses to make sure your athlete meets eligibility requirements for college scholarships. We are a trusted online course provider of the NCAA, exclusive education partner of the NAHL, and an education provider for the NBA Academy.

The AHF is proud to announce a once-in-a-lifetime experience to send a team to the 2023 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament! All 2010’s and 2011’s playing for AHF member clubs will be eligible to tryout!

Approximately 100 teams from around the world come together to participate in what some refer to as the “Little League World Series of Hockey.” In addition to playing tournament games at the Videotron Centre, the 18,259 seat home of the Quebec Remparts, players will participate in games at various rinks around Quebec City.

OPEN TRYOUT #1

June 25th, 2022 | Patriot Ice Center
Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

OPEN TRYOUT #2

June 26th, 2022 | Igloo Ice Rink
Sunday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm


To learn more, click here

Bethesda, MD – Today, the Atlantic Hockey Federation launches its next generation website. The new site development has been in process for several months in collaboration with its project partners GameSheet and IOI Ventures.

From overwhelming to sleek and efficient. IOI has produced a website that is not only functional, it is strategic. The ability to navigate the site with ease all while gathering pertinent information along the way is unmatched. The inclusion of dynamic imagery, interactive icons, and a comprehensive CTA strategy makes the site’s user experience enjoyable. IOI has created a custom filtering system that provides users a comprehensive view of past, present and future stats, standings, and schedules.

“Our mission for the new website is to provide the member teams, players and families user friendly navigation and real time schedule, stats and standings,” said AHF Vice President of Hockey, Matt Kiernan. “The advanced filtering options will make it easy for players, coaches and families to find what they want to see, when they want to see it,”

“The site was created with the members in mind, for hockey people, by hockey people,” said AHF Commissioner Tony Zasowski. “With our commitment to leading edge multimedia and ongoing creative visual additions this new site is certain to provide a best-in-class browser experience.”

About Atlantic Hockey Federation – In its 2nd year, the Atlantic Hockey Federation (“AHF”) is one of the largest USA Hockey Sanctioned Elite Tier-II Youth Hockey League that facilitates games throughout the Mid-Atlantic for its club members and families. The AHF provides high-quality league games and showcases for over 500 teams from 33 organizations across 6 Mid-Atlantic states.. The AHF currently fields youth hockey programs at AA, A and B divisions for the following age groups: the 8U AAA Full Ice, 8U Half Ice, 10U, 12U, 14U, 15U/16U and 18U age levels. The AHF is truly a unique opportunity as each of the Founders and Member clubs operate at all levels of the youth and junior hockey spectrum from Mite thru to Midget at the youth level and from Tier III juniors all the way up to Tier I juniors in the USHL.  If you are looking for value and exposure to play college hockey, the AHF is also for you.

About GameSheetGameSheet Inc. has been the most trusted source for integrated digital scorekeeping and league management since 2013. GameSheet is recognized as best-in-class technology by the oldest, largest and most respected leagues and sports organizations in the world. Its intuitive system eases the burden of every stakeholder in the scoring and league management process; Conveners, League Executives, Coaches, Managers, Referees, Time Keepers and Parents. With real time access to every detail of the game, GameSheet moves sports forward through patent pending analytics focused on players, referees, penalties, suspensions, injuries and more. Decision makers are able to develop policy based on immediate data helping grow the game while making sports safer and more enjoyable for players, families and fans.

About IOI VenturesIOI Ventures works with small to mid-sized businesses to maximize ROI and increase sales by improving digital marketing and sales strategies. IOI represents a new approach to marketing that connects the dots to sales and focuses on lead generation and revenue growth. The digital marketing team analyzes a clients goals, and creates comprehensive and effective go-to-market plans. IOI stands for Integrity Over Income and is the backbone of the business. They see themselves as an extension of their partner’s team and believe marketing shouldn’t be a guessing game. They’re a growing team of data-driven digital marketers and sales operations professionals that tie investments back to revenue.

AHF Teams, Players, and Families 

I want to thank you for a good week of hockey at the AHF Parity Event.  We realize the weekend had some challenges and we appreciate the teams working with the league to make the event a positive experience for the teams, players, and their families. The weekend featured over 450 games in 20 divisions played at 9 rinks in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. 

The AHF will be working with coaches and hockey directors to gather feedback from the weekend. This weekend was the first parity event the AHF has hosted and will look to build on the experience to make the event better as we move forward.  

I would like to personally apologize to the 14A teams at Ice Line on Sunday.  Due to the scheduling changes, there was a miscommunication and an issue with scheduling referees which significantly delayed all the games at Ice Line.  We are sorry for this situation and will work to ensure this will not happen again.  

The AHF will now be analyzing the results and data from the AHF Parity Event to build a matrix for each AHF team which will be ultimately used by the teams to create their schedule for the season. The AHF is committed to improving the competitive balance of all the divisions in the league and the data from the games this weekend will be an extremely valuable resource to the AHF staff.

Enjoy the “offseason” and see you in August.

Tony Zasowski

AHF Commissioner 

The Atlantic Hockey Federation will host the first ever parity event on Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st. The purpose of the Parity event is to give teams a chance to display their teams’ ability prior to the AHF seeding every team in our league. This will allow us to create a competitive schedule for each team limiting lopsided scores throughout the season.

The event will feature over 325 teams playing over 475 games at 10 rinks over the weekend. Each team will play three 30 minute run time games giving teams a chance to compete versus a range of opponents over the time that it would take to play 1-2 Level 2 games. Each team should expect no more than 4-5 hours required for this event in town. We’re going to utilize the video expertise from Pixellot to produce advanced analytics which will provide more insight into a team’s performance on a game to game basis well beyond the final score of the game. The data that will be compiled from the games will be a valuable resource as the league and its competition committee creates schedules for the 2022-2023 season.

For fans that cannot attend be sure to watch all games on livebarn.com. GameSheet will once again provide real time scoring as all games will be scored on the GameSheet app. Schedules and results will be available on the new and improved AHF website as well as the Atlantic Hockey Federation app, available at the Apple Store and Google Play.