The AHF announces the Players of the Week for the week ending January 8th, 2023. 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: Valley Forge Colonials 10 UA Silver
Player: Declan Wendell (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 3, Assists: 0
“Declan played hard two way hockey for both of our games this weekend. He scored a hat trick in the second game and had the game winner to help his team get the win,” said Coach John Bergstrasser.
Age Level / Division: 10AA
Team: Igloo Jaguars
Player: Logan Rowand (D) – Games: 1, Goals: 3, Assists: 3
“Logan plays defense but stepped up and filled in as a goalie. He won his first game in net against the Delaware Ducks 11-7,” said Coach Jay Paranich.
Age Level / Division: 10B
Team: Delaware Ducks 10U Black
Player: Jackson Corbit (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 1, Assists: 1
“Jackson played a well rounded weekend including an incredible shootout loss versus a very tough opponent. The highlight of the weekend came on Saturday with the team tied 3-3 with less than three minutes remaining and short handed two players, Jackson was the only forward on the ice. He proceeded to help kill the first penalty and then while still short handed four on five, he scored the game winning short handed goal,” said Coach Brian Hennelly.
Age Level / Division: 12A
Team: Southern Maryland Sabres 12U Black
Player: Peyton Conklin (D) – Games: 2, Goals: 1, Assists: 0
“Peyton is an absolute force defensively, but she also excels at driving offensive possession from the blue line. She is a fierce competitor, a strong leader, and an outstanding teammate. Great work this weekend, Peyton!” said Coach Scott Kelly.
Age Level / Division: 12AA
Team: Palmyra Black Knights
Player: Jesse Grill (F) – Games: 3, Goals: 2, Assists: 3
“Jesse brought it all weekend, working hard at both ends of the ice and producing five points. Great job Jesse!” said Coach Mark Krull.
Age Level / Division: 12B
Team: Team Philadelphia
Player: Mike Heebner (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 2, Assists: 0
“Mike opened up our season after Christmas with amazing energy and led his team to victory on Saturday with scoring and team leadership,” said Coach Jamie Guarner.
Age Level / Division: 13AA
Team: Valley Forge Colonials
Player: Zachary Landmesser (D) – Games: 2, Goals: 0, Assists: 0
“Really excelled on Sunday against a top team in the division and handled their speed. He shut down many one on one’s which has been a big focus for his improvement. Zachary moved the puck harder and with purpose,” said Coach John Fields.
Age Level / Division: 14A
Team: Wissahickon Warriors White
Player: Matt Evangelist (G) – Games: 1, Goals Against: 4, Saves: 19
“When your goaltender steps up in a shootout and saves all three shots, he’s the obvious player of the game. What a way to start 2023. Well done Matt!” said Coach Mike Budd.
Age Level / Division: 14AA
Team: NJ Rockets U14 AA Black
Player: Reed Greenstein (F) – Games: 4, Goals: 2, Assists: 3
“Reed doubled his points total this season in a single weekend. He has come off of break a different player and I am excited to see how he progresses over the last few weeks of the season,” said Coach Nicholas Monticchio.
Age Level / Division: 14B
Team: Grundy Senators
Player: Sean Freeman (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 2, Assists: 0
“Sean came up huge Saturday against the Jags scoring two of four unanswered goals in the third period to come out with the win,” said Coach Dylan DellaVecchio.
Age Level / Division: 15AA
Team: Palmyra Black Knights
Player: Lincoln Moyer (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 2, Assists: 1
“Played a two way game, dominated in the faceoff circle, two goals (one game winner) and one assist! Great weekend!” said Coach Swede Farling.
Age Level / Division: 16A
Team: Frederick Freeze
Player: Zain Huda (G) – Games: 1, Goals Against: 0, Saves: 28
“Zain posted a 28 shot shutout on Sunday making numerous great saves. His tremendous play helped to hopefully secure a playoff opportunity for his team,” said Coach Louis Greco.
Age Level / Division: 18A
Team: Wissahickon Warriors Red
Player: Griffin Carpenter (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 0, Assists: 3
“After being out 13 league games with an injury, Griffin is back to his old self. He tallied three assists in a 6-2 win for us, including helpers on two of our four power play goals,” said Coach Chris Schache.
Age Level / Division: 18AA
Team: Team Philadelphia
Player: Andrew Pisano (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 5, Assists: 0
“Andrew tallied five goals in the team’s two wins this weekend and had a +7 plus/minus rating on the weekend,” said Coach Eric Wolf.
Sam Ingram (G) – Hollydell Hurricanes White
Ben Heverly (F) – Palmyra Black Knights
Jaxon Hostetter (F) – Lancaster Firebirds
Owen Garger (F) – Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Carter Bryson (G) – Grundy Senators
Scotty Brodsky (F) – Wissahickon Warriors
Hailey Scheible (F) – Haverford Hawks
Rory O’Loughlin (F) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Mark Malason (F) – Wissahickon Warriors
Austin Cooper (D) – Igloos Jaguars
Garrett Kurpinski (F) – Team Philadelphia
Vincent Pieters (G) – Metro Militia
Lucas Garstka (F) – Royals Gold
Greyson Stough (F) – York Devils
Gavin Koloch (G) – Valley Forge Colonials
Byron Schultz (D) – Capital City Vipers 1
Joey Ota (F) – Team Philadelphia
Alfonzo Gambone (F) – Igloo Jaguars
John Lord (D) – Royals
Max Giordano (F) – NJ Bandits
Blaise Watkins (G) – Wissahickon Warriors
Gino Scala (F) – Valley Forge Colonials
Michael Shawver (F) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Lucas Evangelist (F) – Wissahickon Warriors
Kyle Jaffe (F) – North Jersey Avalanche
Chris Vaughn (D) – Valley Forge Colonials
Carter Huber (F) – Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Matthew Fritz (D) – Philadelphia Blazers
Roran Mickelonis (F) – Valley Forge Colonials
Kaitlyn Vander Roest (G) – Maryland Jr. Black Bears
Chloe Kim (G) – WBS Jr. Knights
Charles Simon (F) – North Jersey Avalanche
Kamran Maslott (F) – NJ Stars Black
Erik Mitchell (F) – Hurricanes
Jack Gibbs (G) – Southern Maryland Sabres
Caine Kuzmick (D) – Haverford Hawks
Brayden Houser (F) – Igloo Jaguars
Chase Skriletz (F) – Palmyra Black Knights
Ian Goldberg (G) – Royals
Trey Prozzillo (G) – Royals
Billy Moore (D) – Valley Forge Colonials
Joshua Kurtz (F) – Lancaster Firebirds
Connor Rigione (G) – Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Julian Lucks (G) – Grundy Senators