The AHF announces the Players of the Week for the week ending December 18th, 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: 10ATeam: Royals
Player: Joey Coyle (D) – Games: 2, Goals: 0, Assists: 1
“Joey’s teammates gave him the nickname “ankle-breaker” for his ability to deke and handle the puck around anyone coming at him. This new found confidence in his stickhandling adds a whole new dimension to his solid defensive game. Joey made a move to get free and fed the puck for the game winning goal against the Jersey Shore Wildcats. He continued his dominance in the back end on Sunday and despite leaving the game late in the 2nd period due to injury, his team still voted him “player of the game” for his gutsy performance and shut down defense against the Valley Forge Colonial’s top goal scorers,” said Coach Shawn McMullen.
–Age Level / Division: 10AATeam: Igloo JaguarsPlayer: Adrian Rendfrey(F) – Games: 2, Goals: 1, Assists: 1
“Played both defense and offense threw out the weekend. Stepped up when need on and off the ice,” said Coach Carl Orth.
–Age Level / Division: 10BTeam: Delaware Ducks BlackPlayer: Caleb Chapman (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 6, Assists: 0
“In a game versus a good team and missing 3 teammates Caleb decided to put the team in his back to the tune of 6 goals in an 8-3 win,” said Coach Brian Hennelly.
–Age Level / Division: 12ATeam: Capital City Vipers Player: Adam Arnold(D) – Games: 2, Goals: 4, Assists: 0
“Adam scored 2 goals in each game this weekend as well as scoring in the shootout against Tomorrow’s Ice to lead the team to a victory in both game,” said Coach Adam Flod.
–Age Level / Division: 12AATeam: Palmyra Black KnightsPlayer: David Buckwalter(F) – Games: 1, Goals: 0, Assists: 0
“David gave 110% effort in our game this week, working hard on the forecheck and making several strong defensive plays on the backcheck. Great job David!” said Coach Mark Krull.
–Age Level / Division: 12BTeam: Valley Forge Colonials HerhalPlayer: Frankie Pavgouzas (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 4, Assists: 1
“Frankie had 2 great games this weekend. He generated lots of offense by causing turnovers and getting the puck to the net. This in turn netted him 4 goals this weekend, one of which was the game winner against a team ahead of us in the standings. Frankie also made countless plays on defense, breaking up odd man rushes, clearing the puck from our zone and blocking shots,” said Coach Mike Herhal.
–Age Level / Division: 13AATeam: Valley Forge ColonialsPlayer: Russel Pupek (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 3, Assists: 0
“Played hard all weekend. Backchecked hard and won races to the puck. Got to the front of the net and had a hat trick on Saturday,” said Coach John Fields.
–Age Level / Division: 14A Team: Maryland Junior Black Bears WhitePlayer: Joel Barnard (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 3, Assists: 2
“Joel helped lead the Black Bears to a win over a very strong Philly Blazers team. Joel had 3 goals and an assist and played both sides of the ice,” said Coach Dave Petrick.
–Age Level / Division: 14AATeam: Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth
Player: Matt Kohlhepp (G) – Games: 2, Goals Against: 5, Saves: 73
“Matt played consistent hockey once again between the pipes. He pitched a shutout facing 46 shots in a win this past weekend. Great job Matt!” said Coach Jud Ritter.
–Age Level / Division: 14BTeam: Grundy Senators
Player: Kilm Belko (G) – Games: 3, Goals: 11, Assists: 6
“Kilm surpassed 100 points on the season this weekend tallying 11 goals and 6 assist through 3 games,” said Coach Dylan DellaVecchio.
–Age Level / Division: 16ATeam: Southern Maryland Sabres GoldPlayer: Michael Amadio (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 4, Assists: 1
“Michael showed up to play in 2 big games against the top seeded Firebirds. Michael lead the Sabres with 5 points and played great in the Dzone to help the Team to 2 big wins,” said Coach Brian Magill.
–Age Level / Division: 16AATeam: PAL Jr Islanders
Player: Thomas Konkowski (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 4, Assists: 3
“Thomas paced the Jr Islanders offense this weekend, helping to secure a win against the NJ Stars by producing 4G & 3A in an explosive performance Saturday,” said Coach Bobby Barbera.
–Age Level / Division: 18ATeam: RoyalsPlayer: Michael Falkowski (G) – Games: 2, Goals Against: 2, Saves: 32
“The Royals 18 A goaltender stood on his head to beat the high powered Blazers team in a tough game on the top 3rd team being beat by the last placed team in the division,” said Coach Rudy Buchwald.
–HONORABLE MENTIONS10U A
Blake Moyer (F) – Team Philadelphia
Jake Courtney (D) – Philadelphia Blazers
Jake Stiffler (F) – Southern Maryland Sabres
Anthony Matzer (F) – Igloo Jaguars
Justin Jackson (F) – Delaware Ducks10U AA
logan Rowand (D) – Igloo Jaguars10U B
Blake King (F) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Bridget Rittinger (D) – Haverford Hawks
Braxton Yoder (G) – Wissahickon Warriors
Chase Mailhiot (F) – Igloo Jaguars
Thomas McCaffery (D) – Royals12U A
Liam Schmitt (F) – Valley Forge Colonials
Ben Seon (F) – Igloo Jaguars
Kaleb Collins (D) – Valley Forge Colonials12U AA
Jake Ely (F) – Haverford Hawks
Zachary Durkin (F) – Lehigh Valley Phantoms12U B
Evan Thomas (F) – Igloo Jaguars
Tyler Kovacs (F) – Valley Forge Colonials13U AA
Dylan Swon (F) – Rockets14U A
Gavin McCarty (F) – Haverford Hawks
Erik Mitchell (F) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Sam Bevan (F) – Wissahickon Warriors
Corey Burcham (F) – Maryland Jr Black Bears
Jordyn Ahl (G) – Igloo Jaguars14U AA
James Drago (F) – Suffolk PAL Blue Knights
Aiden Chun (D) – North Jersey Avalanche
Joseph Menicheschi (F) – Palmyra Black Knights16U A
Liem Waters (F) – Delaware Ducks
Patrick Michael (F) – Lehigh Valley Phantoms16U AA
Christian Mackey (G) – Haverford Hawks18U A
Tim Murphy (F) – Wissahickon Warriors