Here are your Atlantic Hockey Federation Players of the Week and Peak Performer ending December 17th, 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.

9U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Chris Harrington

  • Team: Delware Ducks
  • Player’s Name: Boden Winchell
  • Jersey Number: 10
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: Bo had a strong performance this weekend netting 2 goals as a forward. Bo primarily plays a strong role on defense and has become more confident as the season has progressed with his stick handling. The game this weekend it all came together with strong puck pressure and attack while jumping up to forward. Bo’s attitude on and off the ice is always very positive and contagious amongst his teammates. Keep up the great work Bo!

10U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Unspecified

  • Team: Team Philadelphia
  • Player’s Name: Logan Rubin
  • Jersey Number: 88
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: Logan had a big game against a tough opponent posting 3 goals and 1 assist along with playing a full 200 foot game and working hard in the defensive zone as well.

10U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Unspecified

  • Team: Delaware Ducks
  • Player’s Name: Giovanni Cuipinski
  • Jersey Number: 13
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: Gio has been a key contributor for the Ducks this season and he continued his efforts this weekend, leading the team in scoring with 12 points. Gio was able to score a hat trick in each game Saturday. Then, in a key divisional game Sunday, Gio netted the game-winning goal in a 3rd period comeback. Way to go Gio!!

10U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: Carmine Taffo

  • Team: New Jersey Rockets Squirt B Grey
  • Player’s Name: Emmett Abbondante
  • Jersey Number: 99
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: Emmett scored 7 goals in 1 game on Sunday in the Rockets 9-7 loss to the Skyland Kings. Emmett constantly kept his team in the game, as he led by example by displaying his hard work to lead his team.

11U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Joe Rizzo

  • Team: NY Arrows
  • Player’s Name: Ethan Kierez
  • Jersey Number: 87
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: Ethan shows up every day ready to play. He has become our team’s most valuable utility player. He steps up when we need a defenseman or grinds every shift when we need an offensive threat! Ethan’s been playing D for the last few months, but this week we asked him to move up to wing. Boy did he turn some heads. Not only did he score a huge goal to help us win a big game Saturday, he helped drive the offense during our game Sunday with his relentless forechecking! Keep up the great work E… and please… get a haircut!!!

12U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Frank Inzano

  • Team: Mercer Chiefs
  • Player’s Name: Mario Hubert
  • Jersey Number: 8
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: Mario has a motor that keeps running all game and was a dynamo all weekend. He scored 4 of the Chiefs 7 goals, including notching a hat trick against a tough Bandits (Grey) team in an important 5-2 victory. Mario continues to progress and will undoubtedly be a key to our team’s further success.

12U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: John C. Snyder

  • Team: Lehigh Valley Phantoms
  • Player’s Name: Matt Torres
  • Jersey Number: 25
  • Position: Wing
  • Quote: Matt was in his element this weekend. Every time he hit the ice, he gave 100%! He was a strong skater, both on the fore and back checks, and set up some nice goals by being there with the passes and proximity to the opponent’s net. Good for him!

12U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: Paul Rohanna

  • Team: Hollydell Hurricanes
  • Player’s Name: Cash DeHart
  • Jersey Number: 77
  • Position: Center
  • Quote: Cash was extremely productive on offense this weekend netting 3 goals. Congratulations on the hat trick. All of your hard work and practice is paying off!

14U AA Division: Nominating Coach: John Fields

  • Team: Valley Forge Colonials
  • Player’s Name: Lucas Bennett
  • Jersey Number: 31
  • Position: Goalie
  • Quote: Lucas has really improved this year with his rebound control, handling traffic, and mental preparation. He led us to 1-1-1 weekend against two of the better teams in the league and stopped 138 shots. Was truly a special weekend of hockey for him, and a great sign of his continued improvement!

14U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Jason Miller

  • Team: Grundy Senators Miller
  • Player’s Name: Justin Shupe
  • Jersey Number: 22
  • Position: Defense
  • Quote: Justin has been a solid defenseman for our team all season. He plays both power play and short-handed situations. He moves the puck well and always sees the ice.

14U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Andy McDonald

  • Team: WBS Knights
  • Player’s Name: Austen Easler
  • Jersey Number: 9
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: Ace worked hard recording a hat trick on Sunday along with adding another goal and an assist this weekend for a total of 5 points in 3 games!!

14U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: Ryan Todero

  • Team: North Jersey Kings
  • Player’s Name: Andrew Manchester
  • Jersey Number: 6
  • Position: Wing
  • Quote: Andrew had a huge 5 point game on Saturday to secure a victory and extend our winning streak to a season high 3 games

15U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Chris Sharamatew

  • Team: Philadelphia Blazers
  • Player’s Name: Jude Large
  • Jersey Number: 44
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: “Jude has been working so hard all year, every shift but this weekend he really bought a lot of energy with him not only on the ice but on the bench as well. He did a great job keeping his teammates motivated all while putting up 3 points, you deserve it. Keep it up Jude.”

16U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Dylan DellaVecchio

  • Team: Grundy Senators
  • Player’s Name: Vonn Krieger
  • Jersey Number: 52
  • Position: Wing
  • Quote: Vonn came up huge this weekend tallying 3 consecutive power play goals on Saturday and icing the game with an empty netter on Sunday in 2 great team wins

16U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Swede Farling

  • Team: Palmyra Black Knights
  • Player’s Name: Jacob Yost
  • Jersey Number: 64
  • Position: Center
  • Quote: Played an excellent all-around game in all 3 games this weekend. Forechecked and backchecked, making key plays on both ends of the ice. Was a +6, while scoring 4 goals and adding 3 assists.

18U A Division: Nominating Coach: Frank Blust

  • Team: Wissahickon Warriors
  • Player’s Name: Joey Chipman
  • Jersey Number: 48
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: We had 2 games against our neighbors in the standings. Joey played a fantastic 2-way game in our win on Saturday, including helping our Penalty Kill to a few huge kills late in the 3rd and 100% on the day. On Sunday he helped us to a win in a different way, scoring 4 points – 3 goals and an assist. Chipman was all over the ice this weekend propelling us to 2 big-time wins going into break.

8U AAA Division: Nominating Coach: Oktay

  • Team: Jersey Shore Americans
  • Player’s Name: Ryan Gonzalez
  • Jersey Number: 14
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: Ryan provided timing offense and has done so in our last 8 games

8U Beginner Division: Nominating Coach: Frank Rosi

  • Team: Pennsauken Pilots
  • Player’s Name: Jacob Longo
  • Jersey Number: 77
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: Jake is an absolute gamer. He gave it his all this weekend. He was rewarded with many goals and assists this weekend by working hard and being confident with his abilities. He plays with swagger. He finds open teammates and isn’t afraid to skate with the puck!

All players nominated by a coach receive an Honorable Mention

John SikinaRoyals10UAA28Goalie
Landon RivellDelaware Ducks10ULemieux14Forward
Kam KullmanPalmyra Black Knights10ULemieux9Forward
Nikhil NarasimhanIgloo Jaguars10UMcDavid99Wing
Alexander GabrielValley Forge Colonials10UMcDavid6Forward
Carmine MontesanoPAL Soundtigers10UMcDavid21Forward
Adam RankPAL Soundtigers10UMcDavid16Center
Luke McCluskeyHaverford Hawks10UMcDavid11Defense
Mason IrwinDelaware Ducks10UMcDavid96Defense
Zavier BlizzardSouthern Maryland Sabres10UMcDavid29Forward
Titus MillerPalmyra Black Knights10UMcDavid90Goalie
Kaden ManisNY Arrows11UAA96Defense
Mason KubachValley Forge Colonials11UAA73Goalie
Julisa WilliamsonFrederick Freeze12ULemieux86Forward
Jack CarrWissahickon Warriors12ULemieux7Forward
Mason FoutzPalmyra Black Knights 12U Hallman12ULemieux86Forward
Bobby SmithHollydell Hurricanes12ULemieux99Forward
Cash DeHartHollydell Hurricanes12UMcDavid77Center
Caleb ChapmanDelaware Ducks12UMcDavid63Forward
Joshua ChuValley Forge Colonials12UMcDavid23Forward
Brooks LankfordTeam Philadelphia12UMcDavid11Forward
Daniel DoneganHaverford Hawks14UAA19Forward
TJ KaczorekPAL Silver Knights14ULemieux27Forward
Gael DesottiValley Forge Colonials14ULemieux34Forward
Steven MahMYHA14UGretzky86Defense
Liam McGinleyLehigh Valley Phantoms14UGretzky42Forward
Sofia CalandraJersey Shore Wildcats14UMcDavid7Center
Michael SantarpioHaverford Hawks16ULemieux58Forward
Dylan LynchTomorrow’s Ice16ULemieux30Goalie
Connor MyersTri City Eagles16ULemieux38Wing
Joseph HayesMercer Chiefs16UGretzky89Center
Nathan TempestJersey Shore Wildcats8UBeginner93Forward