The AHF announces the Players of the Week for the week ending December 4th, 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: 10A
Team: Lehigh Valley Phantoms 1
Player: Blake Benner (G) – Games: 1, Goals Against: 4, Saves: 44
“Blake stopped 44 shots from a very skilled and 2nd place York Devils team. Blake was able to keep the game competitive until deep into the 3rd period,” said Coach Mark Gallagher.
Age Level / Division: 10AA
Team: Valley Forge Colonials
Player: Benjamin Cyr (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 6, Assists: 1
“Benjamin’s six goals helped elevate the team to two wins including one OT shoot out goal,” said Coach Patrick Cyr.
Age Level / Division: 10B
Team: Delaware Ducks Black
Player: Liam Malloy (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 0, Assists: 0
“Liam demonstrated a weekend of 200’ play. He earned our player of the game award on Saturday and played the same way again on Sunday. He showed his team the value of hard work!” said Coach Brian Hennelly.
Age Level / Division: 12A
Team: New Jersey Bandits Black
Player: Lincoln Choi (G) – Games: 1, Goals Against: 3, Saves: 27
“Lincoln came into a game in a tough position had an excellent performance to close the game out,” said Coach Matt Mande.
Age Level / Division: 12AA
Team: Palmyra Black Knights
Player: Gabe Clark (D) – Games: 1, Goals: 0, Assists: 1
“Gabe played outstanding on the Blue Line this weekend limiting scoring chances and helping us quickly transition to our offensive attack. He had a key assist on our opening goal to help us with a big upset victory over the weekend. Great job Gabe!” said Coach Mark Krull.
Age Level / Division: 12B
Team: Valley Forge Colonials Herhal
Player: Nathaniel Grice (G) – Games: 1, Goals Against: 2, Saves: 11
“Nathaniel had a great game on Saturday keeping the score close in the first period and stopping all remaining shot after. His play in the first really allowed us to come back in that game,” said Coach Mike Herhal.
Age Level / Division: 13AA
Team: Valley Forge Colonials
Player: Jake Bilotta (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 3, Assists: 0
“Found the open areas in the zone and capitalized on his chances. Won races and git pucks out in our zone,” said Coach John Fields.
Age Level / Division: 14A
Team: WBS Jr. Knights
Player: Cooper Manning (D) – Games: 3, Goals: 1, Assists: 1
“Cooper is developing into an excellent shutdown defenseman. He digs in on the back end without complaint or blame. He plays hard, hasn’t missed a single practice, and is one of the most improved players on the team. He played a ton of minutes this past weekend and held his head high the entire time,” said Coach Ryan Sheehan.
Age Level / Division: 14AA
Team: Haverford Hawks
Player: Joseph Clifford (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 1, Assists: 1
“Joey’s forecheck and physicality in the offense zone created multiple opportunities for the hawks this weekend which put him on the score sheet in both games with a goal and assist,” said Coach Daniel Donegan.
Age Level / Division: 14B
Team: Grundy Senators
Player: Klim Belko (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 8, Assists: 2
“10 point weekend, 2-0 weekend for team,” said Coach Dylan DellaVecchio.
Age Level / Division: 15AA
Player: Kevin McGinly (F) – Games: 3, Goals: 2, Assists: 2
Age Level / Division: 16A
Team: Delaware Ducks
Player: Jason Pearce (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 2, Assists: 0
“Jason worked his butt off in our first game Saturday scoring 2 goals. He played great positional hockey and certainly earned the goals with his effort. I only wish he was at our second game Saturday to see how he could have added to his great morning,” said Coach Garrett McManus.
Age Level / Division: 16AA
Team: Rockets Hockey Club
Player: Jake Barth (D) – Games: 2, Goals: 3, Assists: 4
“Jake had a good weekend played hard in all three zones , scored 3 Goals & had 4 assists” said Coach Daniel Kennedy.
Age Level / Division: 18A
Team: Wissahickon Warriors Red
Player: Matt Flynn (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 4, Assists: 5
“Matt helped us to 2 wins in the weekend with a huge offensive outburst. He had both a hat-trick and playmaker on Saturday, followed by a goal and 2 assists on Sunday — for a 9 point weekend,” said Coach Frank Blust.
Age Level / Division: Full Ice Mite AAA
Team: Lehigh Valley Steel
Player: Ace Lasso (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 5, Assists: 1
“Paced the team to a dub!” said Coach Zachary Jones.
Kevin Moore Jr (F) – Philadelphia Blazers
Gary Trabuscio (F) – Metro Militia|
Carson Lieb (F) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Drayson Gayman (F) – Capital City Vipers
Gianni Melfi (D) – Royals
Alex Langley (F) – Palmyra Black Knights
Jayce O’Neal (F) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Emma Gaffney (F) – Philadelphia Jr. Flyers
Preston Russell (F) – Metro Militia
Logan “Squishy” Duvall (F) – Tomorrow’s Ice
Tristin Hopkins (D) – Igloo Jaguars
Joseph Spor (G) – Royals
Jakub Kuzar (D) – Metro Militia
Thomas Awad (F) – Wissahickon Warrior
Kenneth Harris (F) – Southern Maryland Sabres
Boden King (F) – Royals
Jacob Edelstein (D) – Valley Forge Colonials
Matthew Quinn (D) – Valley Forge Colonials
Brayden Hodges (F) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Matteo Weaver (D) – Valley Forge Colonials
James Whalen (F) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Jaxson Oliver (F) – Palmyra Black Knights
Ethan Putt (F) – Palmyra Black Knights
Jackson Jancosko (G) – Maryland Jr Black Bears
Gavin Kool (F) – Haverford Hawks
Matt Birmingham (F) – Southern Maryland Sabres
Conor Maraj (D) – Haverford Hawks
Sam Kubiak (D) – Haverford Hawks
Sal Shrader (F) – Tomorrow’s Ice
Hunter Allen (D) – York Devils
Connor Boland (F) – Wissahickon Warriors
Dawson Martin (F) – Palmyra Black Knights
Bruno Streit (G) – Valley Forge Colonials
Carter Uhl (D) – Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Darren Caracci (D) – Igloo Jaguars
Adam Roesler (F) – Maryland Jr Black Bears
Andrew Grainey (F) – Haverford Hawks
Jake Ciavarelli (F) – Valley Forge Colonials
Wyatt Grey (F) – York Devils
Colin Yost (F) – Palmyra Black Knights