The AHF announces the Players of the Week for the week ending November 20, 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: 10AA
Team: PAL Blue Knights
Player: Luke Minias (F) – Games: 4, Goals: 8, Assists: 3

“Luke had 8 goals and 3 assists in the 4 games this weekend, including two shootout goals. He was part of a line that netted a total of 17 goals and 13 assists, and was instrumental to us finishing the weekend 3-1,” said Coach Tom Mirabile.

Age Level / Division: 10B
Team: Southern Maryland Sabres Black
Player: Elizabeth “Bessie” Nguyen (D) – Games: 2, Goals: 0, Assists: 1
“Amazing two-way player that has the speed to push forward on offense but get back in time to defend. Through the two games this weekend, she had 4 assists and prevented multiple shots from the opponents. Her defense is second-to-none on the team with excellent defensive stick skills,” said Coach Eric Hildebrandt.

Age Level / Division: 12A
Team: Capital City Vipers
Player: Dalton Smeigh (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 2, Assists: 2
“Dalton recorded 2 goals and 2 assists in helping the team go 2-0 on the weekend. His effort on both sides of the puck was excellent all weekend long,” said Coach Adam Flod.

Age Level / Division: 12A
Team: Palmyra Black Knights
Player: Bryn Brandt (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 0, Assists: 0
“Bryn is the work horse for our team. A lot of what Bryn does doesn’t show up on the score sheet. She’s a great leader and teammate,” said Coach John Kennelly.

Age Level / Division: 12AA
Team: North Jersey Avalanche
Player: Sam DiMaulo (G) – Games: 2, Goals Assists: 2, Saves: 52

“Great weekend by Sam with 52 saves to help his team in this weekends Showcase,” said Coach Bob Jaffe.

Age Level / Division: 12B
Team: Hollydell Hurricanes
Player: Niko Unkow (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 0, Assists: 1
“Niko is a first year Hurricane. Over the weekend he has proven he can be valuable is any position. From wing, center, to defense he has shown his ability to adapt to where he needs to be,” said Coach Ben Ansuini.

Age Level / Division: 13AA
Team: Rockets Hockey 
Player: Richard Missano (F) – Games: 4, Goals: 4, Assists: 4
“Richards effort and consistent pressure was excellent all weekend, most impressive during upset win over MYHA while adding 1 goal and 1 assist during that game!” said Coach Dave Ball.

Age Level / Division: 14A 
Team: Frederick Freeze 
Player: Mason Macera (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 5, Assists: 2
“Nominated by other coaches as player of the game for both games. 2 goals in first game 3 goals 2 assists in second game,” said Coach Mark Macera.

Age Level / Division: 14AA
Team: NJ Bandits 
Player: Lucas Egan (G) – Games: 3, Goals Against: 0, Saves: 67

“Three shutouts in showcase weekend. Great work-ethic and team player! And always has something funny to say,” said Coach Mike Jason.

Age Level / Division: 15AA
Team: Royals 
Player: Nate Nemchinov (F) – Games: 4, Goals: 4, Assists: 4

“Hat Trick and 2 assists in 1 game,” said Coach Vince Prozzillo.

Age Level / Division: 16A
Team: Lehigh Valley Phantoms A1
Player: Nolan Schleppy (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 2, Assists: 0
“Big game on Sunday delivered when we needed it,” said Coach Louis Greco.

Age Level / Division: 16AA
Team: WBS Knights
Player: Antonio Farina (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 1, Assists: 0
“Antonio scored his first goal of the season on his birthday to help the Knights comeback to tie the game and win in overtime!” said Coach Brandon Van Scoy.

Age Level / Division: 16AA
Team: Rockets Hockey Club
Player: Valentyn Kurylko (D) – Games: 4, Goals: 2, Assists: 3
“Great performance for 16AA showcase, Solid D performance from Val, who had 2 Goals and 3 Assists and dominated as an offensive defenseman,” said Coach Dan Kennedy.

Age Level / Division: 18A
Team: Palmyra Black Knights
Player: Jaxon Shanahan (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 3, Assists: 1
“Jaxon helped our team go 1-1 this weekend scoring 3 of our 6 total goals and also getting an assist. He is now 4th in our league overall in Goals Scored at 20 and continues to have a great final season of travel hockey,” said Coach Brian Shanahan.

Age Level / Division: 18AA
Team: Team Philadelphia
Player: Grant Elledge (F) – Games: 4, Goals: 3, Assists: 0
“Grant had 3 goals in our first two showcase games vs. LI Rebels and Littleton and was a force in all three zones leading his team to victory in both games,” said Coach Eric Wolf.


10U AA
Alfred Orth (F) – Igloo Jaguars
Mason Glass (G) – Palmyra Black Knights
Liam Doyle (F) – Valley Forge colonials
Declan Faughnan (G) – NJ Stars

10U B
Henry Kopp (D) – Wissahickon Warriors
Benjamin Portman (F) – Metro Miltia
Toby True (D) – Haverford Hawks
James Epperson (D) – Haverford Hawks
Sydney gouker (F) – York Devils
Tommy McCaffrey (D) – Royals

12U A
Jack Fogarty (F) – NJ Stars
Ryan Bower (F) – Valley Forge Colonials
Liam Schmitt (F) – Valley Forge Colonials
William Pileggi (F) – Royals
Jaxon Simon (F) – Philadelphia Blazers

12U AA
Ian Bare (F) – Palmyra Black Knights
Gavin Spina (F) – North Jersey Avalanche
Rocco Ricciardi (F) – Igloo Jaguars
Petros Patsalos (F) – Long Island Rebels
Cameron Augustoni (F) – North Jersey Avalanche

12U B
Carter Huber (F) – Lehigh Valley Phantoms

13U AA
Michael Sudia (F) – NJ Stars
Peter Marazzito (F) – Long Island Rebels
Lydon MacClay (F) – Valley Forge Colonials
Ilan Shterenberg (G) – MYHA
Matthew Brodetskiy (F) – Metro Militia
Calvin Zhang (F) – Rockets Hockey

14U A
Roran Mickelonis (F) – Valley Forge Colonials
Jude Large (F) – Philadelphia Blazers
Jackson Conte (F) – York Devils
Emleyn Costello (G) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Daniel Sussman (F) – Wissahickon Warriors
Peyton Dattoria (G) – WBS Jr. Knights
Jacob Ganz (D) – Rockets Hockey

14U AA
Tyler Um (G) – North Jersey Avalanche
Logan Ritter (F) – Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Koby Zimmerman (F) – Palmyra Black Knights

15U AA
Owen Sensenig (F) – Palmyra Black Knights

16U A
Ryan Sacramone (D) – Rockets Hockey
Blake Yeager (G) – Lehigh Valley Phantoms

16U AA
Thomas Ivers (F) – PAL Jr. Islanders
Slater Sandor (F) – WBS Jr. Knights

18U A
Sam Nemec (G) – Wissahickon Warriors
David Marcellino (G) – Philadelphia Blazers