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: 10A Team: Royals Player: Joey Coyle (D) – Games: 2, Goals: 0, Assists: 1Joey’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: 10AA Team: Igloo Jaguars Player: 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: 10B Team: Delaware Ducks Black Player: Caleb Chapman (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 6, Assists: 0In 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: 12A Team: Capital City Vipers  Player: Adam Arnold (D) – Games: 2, Goals: 4, Assists: 0Adam 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: 12AA Team: Palmyra Black Knights  Player: David Buckwalter (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 0, Assists: 0David 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: 12B Team: Valley Forge Colonials Herhal Player: Frankie Pavgouzas (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 4, Assists: 1Frankie 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: 13AA Team: Valley Forge Colonials Player: Russel Pupek (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 3, Assists: 0Played 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 White Player: Joel Barnard (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 3, Assists: 2Joel 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: 14AA Team: Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth Player: Matt Kohlhepp (G) – Games: 2, Goals Against: 5, Saves: 73Matt 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: 14B Team: Grundy Senators Player: Kilm Belko (G) – Games: 3, Goals: 11, Assists: 6Kilm surpassed 100 points on the season this weekend tallying 11 goals and 6 assist through 3 games,” said Coach Dylan DellaVecchio. Age Level / Division: 16A Team: Southern Maryland Sabres Gold Player: Michael Amadio (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 4, Assists: 1Michael 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: 16AA Team: PAL Jr Islanders Player: Thomas Konkowski (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 4, Assists: 3Thomas 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: 18A Team: Royals Player: Michael Falkowski (G) – Games: 2, Goals Against: 2, Saves: 32The 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 MENTIONS 10U 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 Ducks 10U AA logan Rowand (D) – Igloo Jaguars 10U B Blake King (F) – Hollydell Hurricanes Bridget Rittinger (D) – Haverford Hawks Braxton Yoder (G) – Wissahickon Warriors Chase Mailhiot (F) – Igloo Jaguars Thomas McCaffery (D) – Royals 12U A Liam Schmitt (F) – Valley Forge Colonials Ben Seon (F) – Igloo Jaguars Kaleb Collins (D) – Valley Forge Colonials 12U AA Jake Ely (F) – Haverford Hawks Zachary Durkin (F) – Lehigh Valley Phantoms 12U B Evan Thomas (F) – Igloo Jaguars Tyler Kovacs (F) – Valley Forge Colonials 13U AA Dylan Swon (F) – Rockets 14U 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 Jaguars 14U AA James Drago (F) – Suffolk PAL Blue Knights Aiden Chun (D) – North Jersey Avalanche Joseph Menicheschi (F) – Palmyra Black Knights 16U A Liem Waters (F) – Delaware Ducks Patrick Michael (F) – Lehigh Valley Phantoms 16U AA Christian Mackey (G) – Haverford Hawks 18U A Tim Murphy (F) – Wissahickon Warriors