Here are your Atlantic Hockey Federation Players of the Week and Peak Performer ending February 11th, 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.

9U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Jason Ingraham

  • Team: WBS Jr Knights
  • Player’s Name: Blake Ingraham
  • Jersey Number: 30
  • Position: Goalie
  • Blake is an outstanding goalie, making great saves for his team this weekend. His mental health is very strong as a goaltender at a young age. Blake received over 1000 shots on him this season so far and had a lot of great saves. Training and improving each time he’s out on the ice. Good job Blake keep up the hard work.

10U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Justin Kullman

  • Team: Palmyra Black Knights Kullman
  • Player’s Name: Team 10U Kullman
  • Jersey Number: ALL
  • Position: Forward
  • With a 5-2 deficit and less than 5 minutes to play this team battled back quick. Team effort was strong. We pulled the goalie and were able to score a power play goal to tie the game with 11 seconds left. After a back and forth start to overtime, we completed the comeback for the win! Finishing the regular season on a high note.

10U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Peter Crocker

  • Team: Royals Gray
  • Player’s Name: Reink Crocker
  • Jersey Number: 18
  • Position: Forward
  • With a very hard-fought last game to the season, Reink Crocker continued to demonstrate a team-first mentality, hard work on and off the Ice, and Royals never give up attitude. His heads up play and quick thinking helped keep his team stay in sight of a comeback. His passing this week generated some great chances. Ready for playoffs we can’t wait to see his hard work payoff.

10U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: Keith Irwin

  • Team: Delaware Ducks
  • Player’s Name: Tommy Whitehair
  • Jersey Number: 15
  • Position: Center
  • Tommy had a strong weekend supporting his team both offensively and defensively. He continues to play determined hockey every shift and shows his team what effort and drive are. It’s been a great year watching Tommy develop his teamwork and hockey sense.

11U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Craig Stanton

  • Team: Long Island Whalers
  • Player’s Name: Jaxon Frade
  • Jersey Number: 55
  • Position: Forward
  • Jaxon had an incredible weekend leading the Whalers to three decisive victories with 5 goals and 3 assists in three games, including a big AHF league win.

12U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Frank Inzano

  • Team: Mercer Chiefs
  • Player’s Name: Connor Wilson
  • Jersey Number: 80
  • Position: Forward
  • Connor had a strong weekend with 2 goals and 1 assist. He continues to improve each game and has become an excellent teammate.

12U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Steve Hallman

  • Team: Palmyra Black Knights Hallman
  • Player’s Name: Mason Foutz
  • Jersey Number: 86
  • Position: Forward
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12U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: David Scott Milliken

  • Team: Grundy Senators Milliken
  • Player’s Name: Nicholas Seely
  • Jersey Number: 21
  • Position: Forward
  • Nicholas Seely had a truly dominating performance this weekend, scoring hat tricks in back-to-back games and registering 2 assists for 8 total points. He is a leader not only on the ice but in the locker room as well. He has a tremendous work ethic and helps to inspire his teammates around him. He gives 100% every practice, taking feedback to heart, and he never takes a shift off. He has shown a tremendous amount of growth this season and should be very proud of what he has accomplished.

13U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Mark Krull

  • Team: Palmyra Black Knights
  • Player’s Name: Ian Bare
  • Jersey Number: 88
  • Position: Center
  • Ian had a productive weekend on the scoresheet and was awesome at both ends of the ice with a RELENTLESS forecheck and backcheck which helped his team to a 2-0 weekend. Great job Ian!

14U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Walter Mitchell

  • Team: PAL Silver Knights
  • Player’s Name: Roman Cruz
  • Jersey Number: 19
  • Position: Forward
  • Roman scores 4 goals and a cross ice pass for an assist after his team was down 2-0. By far our best player all year. His contribution to the team on and off the ice is a big reason for our success in the regular season.

14U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Brian Ruel

  • Team: MYHA UA
  • Player’s Name: Steven Mah
  • Jersey Number: 86
  • Position: Defense
  • Steven helped his team go 2-0 this weekend against top-tier competition. He scored twice in both games, shutdown the opposing team’s best players, and stayed out of the penalty box in both games.

14U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: Chris Schache

  • Team: Lehigh Valley Phantoms
  • Player’s Name: Jonah Spengler
  • Jersey Number: 86
  • Position: Forward
  • In the last game of the regular season, Jonah had a monster game not only scoring a goal but also setting up his teammates with 6 assists for a total of 7 points. He is gaining momentum for the playoffs and going in full steam.

16U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Joe Pizzino

  • Team: Team Philadelphia
  • Player’s Name: The whole team
  • Jersey Number: 13
  • Position: Forward
  • I’m nominating the whole team because they are ending the regular season 29-6-1, going undefeated the last 17 games. They have worked hard, come together as a team, and taken my direction as a coach. I hope they keep it up as we enter the playoffs next weekend! Way to go, Team Philly 16U Orange ⚫️🟠

18U A Division: Nominating Coach: Frank Blust

  • Team: Wissahickon Warriors
  • Player’s Name: PJ Geib
  • Jersey Number: 15
  • Position: Forward
  • PJ was all over the ice for us on Saturday in a big win, especially on special teams. He had 2 goals and 3 assists, including 1 G and 1A on the powerplay and also while short-handed.

8U AAA Division: Nominating Coach: Oktay Armagan

  • Team: Jersey Shore Americans
  • Player’s Name: Remington Worth
  • Jersey Number: 15
  • Position: Defense
  • Remi is such a backbone player for our team. He provides incredible defense, passing and adds to our offense.

8U Beginner Division: Nominating Coach: Jeff Koss

  • Team: Delaware Ducks
  • Player’s Name: Michael Pellicano
  • Jersey Number: 22
  • Position: Forward
  • Michael is an absolute leader for our team, both by example and his encouragement on the bench. After a season away from the game, it is clear that there is a reason he wanted to play again, a true love for hockey. His skating, passing, and willingness to exert 110% every shift is what makes Mike special. It has been a pleasure getting to be a part of his hockey journey and can’t wait to see what’s next.

All players nominated by a coach receive an Honorable Mention

Michael RisiJersey Shore Wildcats10UAA14Forward
Lucas CapecciHollydell Hurricanes10UAA13Forward
Sophia BambiWissahickon Warriors10ULemieux48Forward
Nico PriceHaverford Hawks10UMcDavid17Defense
Douglas FriedHollydell Hurricanes10UMcDavid15Forward
Caleb EbertGrundy Senators12UMcDavid19Forward
Sam IngramHollydell Hurricanes12UMcDavid28Goalie
Hunter LoughinValley Forge Colonials12UMcDavid88Forward
Malcom CzyzGrundy Senators12UMcDavid2Defense
Mason MyersGrundy Senators12UMcDavid7Goalie
Olivia FoxGrundy Senators14ULemieux10Forward
Tucker MonzoGrundy Senators14ULemieux21Forward
Kevin JunodValley Forge Colonials14ULemieux91Defense
Phenix ArmaganJersey Shore Wildcats8UBeginner29Forward