Here are your Atlantic Hockey Federation Players of the Week and Peak Performer ending January 14th, 2024. 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: Jason Ingraham

  • Team: WBS Jr Knights
  • Player’s Name: Judson Spencer
  • Jersey Number: 8
  • Position: Defense
  • Strong defense for player. Always up for a challenge, plays hard, and takes a lot of pucks for his goalie.

10U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Robert Beauchamp

  • Team: Hollydell Hurricanes
  • Player’s Name: RJ Beauchamp
  • Jersey Number: 17
  • Position: Center
  • RJ, throughout the season, has led by example and continued to do so this weekend to help bring home a championship. He works hard in all 3 zones, wins big faceoffs, and has had timely goals throughout this season.

12U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Paul Josephsen

  • Team: NJ Bandits
  • Player’s Name: James MacLaren
  • Jersey Number: 33
  • Position: Forward
  • James is a versatile threat on the ice! Nearing 50 points already this season, he is an excellent two-way player who makes everybody on the ice a harder worker and better player. When you need something to happen, he is the player you turn to.

12U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Michael Castiglia

  • Team: Palmyra Black Knights
  • Player’s Name: Paxton Maher
  • Jersey Number: 56
  • Position: Center
  • Pax led the team this weekend with 8 points (5 goals & 3 assists) in 4 games. Whether it was battling in front of the net to tuck away rebound goals or assisting his teammates, it was the much-needed offensive spark the team needed. Great job Pax!

12U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: Rob Dolan

  • Team: Lehigh Valley Phantoms
  • Player’s Name: Chase Erhart
  • Jersey Number: 93
  • Position: Forward
  • Chase showed a lot of growth and heart this weekend. We played in a tournament this weekend, he was a huge contributing factor to the team’s success.

14U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Jason Miller

  • Team: Grundy Senators
  • Player’s Name: Jason Russo
  • Jersey Number: 9
  • Position: Wing
  • Jason is a complete player. He forechecks, rushes the puck well, kills penalties, scores goals from the dirty areas, and always finds his teammates in scoring areas. Jason had a strong weekend and led his team to a tournament win.

14U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Evan Calendrillo

  • Team: North Jersey Avalanche
  • Player’s Name: Tripp Caie
  • Jersey Number: 31
  • Position: Goalie
  • Tripp had 39 saves in our victory this weekend. Without his shutout performance, our team may not have come out of Saturday night’s game with a much-needed victory. Tripp made countless big saves to pull our team to a win.

16U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Brandon Van Scoy

  • Team: WBS Jr Knights
  • Player’s Name: Christian Magas
  • Jersey Number: 20
  • Position: Forward
  • After several weeks of hard work and determination, Magas scored his FIRST goal of the season, minutes into the first period! He never gives up, always motivates his teammates, and finally reached a goal he had been working for all season!

16U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Robert P Cacchiola

  • Team: Mercer Chiefs
  • Player’s Name: Michael Szarek
  • Jersey Number: 30
  • Position: Goalie
  • Michael was a brick wall for our team in the Winter Whiteout tournament, which included key saves in games, a shutout in the semifinals, and a shootout win for the championship.

18U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Brent Gough

  • Team: AZ Bobcats
  • Player’s Name: Ryan Jim
  • Jersey Number: 91
  • Position: Forward
  • Jimbo collected his 50th Goal of the season this weekend at the MLK AHF Showcase in Chicago. Helping his team to a 3-1 weekend against some of the best teams in the country.

8U AAA Division: Nominating Coach: Mike Green

  • Team: LI Riptide
  • Player’s Name: Wyatt Bailey
  • Jersey Number: 12
  • Position: Forward
  • Wyatt broke out of his shell this weekend, exploding with 6 points in 4 games. His puck movement and IQ were key in 2 big wins.

8U Add On Division: Nominating Coach: Peter Jaeckle

  • Team: RSG Selects
  • Player’s Name: Matthew Isola
  • Jersey Number: 8
  • Position: Forward
  • Matthew was the leading scorer this weekend, helping lead the team to a 2-1 record with a 6-goal outburst for a comeback victory on Sunday afternoon.

All players nominated by a coach receive an Honorable Mention

Liam StoutHollydell Hurricanes12UMcDavid88Forward
Charlie MorganDelaware Ducks12UMcDavid11Defense
Josh YocusDelaware Ducks12UMcDavid94Forward
Will BryantPAL Silver Knights14ULemieux6Defense
Andrew KleinNew Jersey Rockets14ULemieux22Forward
Jaxson ClarkClearwater Ice Storm16UAA34Defense
Carson HummerPalmyra Black Knights16UGretzky6Defense
Alexander PapagiannakisJersey Shore Arena8UAAA39Defense
Andreas BoulosWest Chester Wolverines8UAdd On78Forward