Welcome back to Atlantic Hockey Federation Players of the Week for the week ending September 3rd, 2023. This weekly feature, running throughout the 2023-24 season, pays tribute to outstanding players across all divisions. Our honorees are selected from player nominations submitted by their respective coaches. You can now commemorate their achievements with customizable Player of the Week merchandise available in the league store.

10U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Bryan Roth

  • Team: Team Philadelphia
  • Player’s Name: Zachary Chilkatowsky
  • Jersey Number: 22
  • Position: Forward
  • Zac had an outstanding week working hard in all 3 zones contributing 7 goals and 7 assists showing excellent team play.

10U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: Anthony Bozzelli

  • Team: Hollydell Hurricanes
  • Player’s Name: Brycen Bozzelli
  • Jersey Number: 16
  • Position: Center
  • Brycen helped his team go 4-0 this past weekend. He scored 24 goals and had 4 assists. He had 3GWG and 1 GWA with 5 shorthanded goals and 4 ppg. He also played well defensively.

11U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Shawn McMullen

  • Team: Royals White
  • Player’s Name: Christian Tracy
  • Jersey Number: 95
  • Position: Forward
  • Christian was a HUGE part of the Royal’s opening weekend netting 6 goals and 2 assists, including an impressive 3rd game vs. the Avalanche when his line was involved in 6 of the 7 scores of the game! His dynamic speed and silky stick handling helped him lead his team to a 2-2 start of the season! This will be a HUGE year for Christian with a performance like that!

12U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Steve Plzak

  • Team: Team Philadelphia
  • Player’s Name: Landon Oswald
  • Jersey Number: 89
  • Position: Forward
  • Landon started off the season strong recording 6 goals and 1 assist in our first four games in the AHF Showcase

12U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Brian Hennelly

  • Team: Delaware Ducks
  • Player’s Name: Matthew Lee
  • Jersey Number: 78
  • Position: Goalie
  • Matthew played all 4 games at our showcase posting a 2.00GAA and a .911SV% along with his first career Shutout

12U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Vlad Bortchevsky

  • Team: Southern Maryland Sabres Black
  • Player’s Name: Jake Stiffler
  • Jersey Number: 51
  • Position: Center
  • Jake is a hard worker who puts forth 100% effort 100% of the time he is on the ice.

12U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: Paul Rohanna

  • Team: Hollydell Hurricanes
  • Player’s Name: Shane Hicks-Cree
  • Jersey Number: 93
  • Position: Center
  • Shane Hicks-Cree stepped into the center role with authority last weekend. Totaling 10 points with 9 goals and an Apple, Shane provided the offensive power when needed most. Coming off a defensive role last year, Shane is comfortable being the 3rd defenseman as well. Well done!

13U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Mark Krull

  • Team: Palmyra Black Knights
  • Player’s Name: Eli Groh
  • Jersey Number: 18
  • Position: Center
  • Eli had a great Showcase this weekend with 6 goals and 2 assists to help our team to a 4-0 record. Eli was a force at both ends of the ice, great start to the season Eli!

14U AA Division: Nominating Coach: John Fields

  • Team: VFC Bantam Fields
  • Player’s Name: Russel Pupek
  • Jersey Number: 33
  • Position: Forward
  • Russel had 8 goals and an assist in 4 games. He worked incredibly hard, ran our set faceoff plays with great success and helped motivate our team to a great come back victory in our fourth game this weekend.

14U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Andy McDonald

  • Team: Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Jr Knights
  • Player’s Name: Lochlain McDonald
  • Jersey Number: 8
  • Position: Forward
  • Lochlain not only had 6 assists in the opening showcase, but also had 4 goals, totaling a team leading 10 points in 4 games!

14U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Jason Miller

  • Team: Grundy Senators Miller
  • Player’s Name: Finn Bruno
  • Jersey Number: 14
  • Position: Center
  • Finn scored 4 goals and 3 assists in 4 games in our first showcase of the year. Finn leads by example by giving 100% every shift, picking up his teammates with an encouraging word, and (in addition to scoring), does the little things that don’t show upm on the score sheet to help his team. Finn is a great kid who is respectful, hard working, and always puts the team first.

14U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: Scott Monks

  • Team: TI North Stars Red
  • Player’s Name: Brody Szyjka
  • Jersey Number: 37
  • Position: Goalie
  • The Tomorrow’s Ice 14U North Stars Red team went 3-0-1 in their first showcase on the shoulders of their goaltender Brody Szyjka who made 101 saves on 106 shots, including 3 consecutive shutouts.

16U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Mike Shramek

  • Team: Premier TI Selects
  • Player’s Name: Connor McCluskey
  • Jersey Number: 53
  • Position: Forward
  • Connor led the team in +/- at +6. He led the team in scoring with 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists) with 0 PIMs. Connor “quietly” had a productive week and was involved with several very timely assists or goals on plays that either tying or go ahead goals on 2nd chance opportunities as a result of hard work and compete level. Equally as impressive, were several odd man chance against the Connor broke up by not giving up on plays defending the rush against (which will never end up on the stat line!).

16U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Swede Farling

  • Team: Palmyra Black Knights
  • Player’s Name: Nicholas Christianson
  • Jersey Number: 55
  • Position: Forward
  • Had goals in 3 of 4 games, while showing tremendous leadership on and off the ice.

18U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Brent Gough

  • Team: Arizona Bobcats
  • Player’s Name: Ryan Jim
  • Jersey Number: 91
  • Position: Forward
  • Ryan led our team this weekend with 6 Goals and 3 Assists, Great first weekend in the AHF

8U AAA Division: Nominating Coach: Derek Lamonde

  • Team: RSG Academy
  • Player’s Name: Gordon Wu
  • Jersey Number: 26
  • Position: Center
  • Gordon played extremely hard and disciplined in each position that we assigned to him at our FIM showcase. In the last game of the weekend, he positioned himself to block a shot that hobbled him, but he played on until we could get a line change. Gordon always plays “team first”!

9U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Charles Sgrillo

  • Team: Royal White
  • Player’s Name: Logan Punturiero
  • Jersey Number: 20
  • Position: Center
  • Played a 200 ft game and challenges himself to be better defensively while still leading the team in points

Honorable Mentions

MYHA Ice Devils12UGretzkyHeath Payson4Defense
Team Philadelphia13UAAAaron Zuckerman42Defense
TI Selects13UAAElijah Carberry87Defense
PHA Icemen14UAALuke Licnerski20Left Wing
Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth14UAAAustin Wolfe29Goalie
Mercer Chiefs Black14UMcDavidAdam Paitakis31Goalie
Palmyra Black Knights14UAALincoln Ditzler33Goalie
MYHA Ice Devils14UAAMason Schodzinski37Right Wing
North Jersey Avalanche White14ULemieuxSean Madden56Forward
Lehigh Valley Phantoms 15UAAAiden Kowtbawi23Goalie
Royals Gold15UAAGianna Raggio and John Stanton#35 and #23Goalie
Team Philadelphia16UAAAiden Mott31Goalie
Wilkes Barre / Scranton Knights16UAABrody Polacek#10Forward
Arizona Bobcats16UAAJackson McCutcheon98Forward
Palmyra Black Knights16UAAAdam Rudy67Goalie
Maryland Jr Black Bears White16UAANick Lancaster17Center
Chesterfield Falcons18UAACade Eckert3Forward
North Jersey Blizzard AAA8UAAAJohn Taliercio98Defense
Venom 28UAAALuke Hometchko97forward
NY Arrows9UAADean Stamm50Center
Rockets Grey10UMcDavidWilliam Alboum#4Forward