Here are your Atlantic Hockey Federation Players of the Week and Peak Performer ending September 17th, 2023. 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.

10U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Michael Cartwright

  • Team: Long Island Rebels
  • Player’s Name: Anthony Todaro
  • Jersey Number: 31
  • Position: Goalie

10U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Harris Dainoff

  • Team: Wissahickon Warriors Red
  • Player’s Name: Christopher Mascia
  • Jersey Number: 24
  • Position: Forward
  • Christopher was relentless on the puck all game and scored a hat trick, including the overtime game winning goal, against a strong opponent.

10U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Derek Baker

  • Team: Lancaster Firebirds
  • Player’s Name: Brynn Hartline
  • Jersey Number: 10
  • Position: Defense
  • With a short bench this week, Brynn played a ton of minutes for us. Her constant high energy and compete level shift after shift were so valuable to the team. Late in the second game, we moved her to wing. She had several offensive opportunities, but we just couldn’t get it done against the Black Bear goalie. Brynn had a great weekend.

10U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: Rob Harrity

  • Team: Maryland Jr Black Bears – 10U/McDavid Red
  • Player’s Name: Dylan MacBride
  • Jersey Number: 13
  • Position: Center
  • Dylan rallied his team to orchestrate a comeback win during the first of two games against the evenly matched Haverford Hawks 10UB Black on Saturday. He not only scored a hat-trick in regulation to keep his team in the game but also scored the game-winning goal in his first-ever 3 on 3 overtime experience. His positive attitude, sportsmanship, and perseverance have been keys to his team’s success in the early stage of the Jr. Black Bears season.

11U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Tom Fagan

  • Team: Valley Forge Colonials
  • Player’s Name: Liam Doyle
  • Jersey Number: 98
  • Position: Center
  • Liam had a strong game playing both ends of the ice at center that resulted in a nice goal.

12U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Paul Josephsen

  • Team: NJ Bandits
  • Player’s Name: Ben Katz
  • Jersey Number: 13
  • Position: Forward
  • Ben is a team player and supports his teammates on and off the ice. A consistent presence, Ben’s strong play and quick hands led to the go-ahead goal against PAL Blue Knights in a 3-3 battle that ultimately helped us secure a 5-4 victory.

12U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Ray Vallejo

  • Team: Rockets
  • Player’s Name: Matthew Maiseichyk
  • Jersey Number: 48
  • Position: Forward
  • Matt is a reliable playmaker who gives 100% every shift. He is a coachable player whose puck movement and momentum on the ice kept our team competitive in two very close games this week.

12U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Tim Chase

  • Team: PTL Elite
  • Player’s Name: Maggie Wang
  • Jersey Number: 75
  • Position: Forward
  • Dominating forward that carries the play when on the ice.

12U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: Michael Delfin

  • Team: Grundy Senators Delfin
  • Player’s Name: Vincent Pagano
  • Jersey Number: 5
  • Position: Forward
  • Vincent paced the offense this weekend in 2 high-powered wins. Vincent used his combination of strength, speed, and laser-point accuracy to find the back of the net early and often! Vin is a great teammate and can always be heard hyping up the team on the bench!

13U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Mark Krull

  • Team: Palmyra Black Knights
  • Player’s Name: Jax Reichenbach
  • Jersey Number: 13
  • Position: Forward
  • Jax pushed the play this weekend with a strong forecheck resulting in goals in both games and leading our team in points. Great job Jax!

14U AA Division: Nominating Coach: John Fields

  • Team: Valley Forge Colonials
  • Player’s Name: Riley Berger
  • Jersey Number: 4
  • Position: Forward
  • While Riley’s play didn’t show up on the scoresheet this weekend, his motor on the forecheck and backcheck paid off significantly for his own play and our team’s success. His development this year has been fun to watch, and as a 1st year bantam on a 14AA team, he is becoming more accustomed to the speed and physicality every week and continues to improve his contributions to our team.

14U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Rich Rodrigo

  • Team: Jersey Shore Wildcats
  • Player’s Name: Kyle Taylor
  • Jersey Number: 30
  • Position: Goalie
  • Three games, three shutouts, including 31 saves in a 5-0 victory over the Jaguars.

14U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Shawn Grant

  • Team: MYHA
  • Player’s Name: Andrew Browning-Elam
  • Jersey Number: 29
  • Position: Forward
  • Drew had a solid game in our 4-1 win over Bowie with 2 goals and is starting to do a better job improving his game away from the puck offensively and defensively.

14U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: Chirs Schache

  • Team: Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth 14B
  • Player’s Name: Riley Sworen
  • Jersey Number: 84
  • Position: Left Wing
  • Saturday Riley had a 3 point game scoring 1 goal and 2 assists, 1 of which was on a game-winning goal. He followed that up on Sunday after the opponent tied the game with 1:11 left in the game, with the game-winning goal just 17 seconds later to help his team go 2-0 on the weekend. His hard work and getting to the right areas gave him and his team success this past weekend.

15U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Anthony Iannone

  • Team: NJ Kings
  • Player’s Name: Robert Hemmenway
  • Jersey Number: 3
  • Position: Winger
  • In 2 league games, Robert helped his team win back-to-back games with a 5 point performance. He ended the weekend with 4 goals and 1 assist.

16U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Dave Petrick

  • Team: Maryland Jr Black Bears – 10U/McDavid Red
  • Player’s Name: Kaitlyn Vander Roest
  • Jersey Number: 47
  • Position: Goalie
  • Kaitlyn shut down a tough TI team, making key 1st and 2nd saves throughout the game. Her strength in the crease powered her team to an OT win.

16U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Will Kelly

  • Team: Valley Forge Colonials
  • Player’s Name: Paul Kennedy, Jr.
  • Jersey Number: 1
  • Position: Center
  • Paul had an incredible weekend. He’s an excellent leader off and on the ice. Assisting on the game-winning goal in our first game as well as the game-tying goal late in our second game.

16U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Swede Farling

  • Team: Palmyra Black Knights
  • Player’s Name: Nicholas Fritz
  • Jersey Number: 77
  • Position: Center
  • 3 goals (2 Game Winners, one of which is highlight reel worthy) and 5 assists for 8 points to go with a great weekend in the faceoff circle and excellent 2-way play!

18U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Mark Tretowicz

  • Team: Team Philadelphia
  • Player’s Name: Luke DiDomenico
  • Jersey Number: 89
  • Position: Left Wing

8U AAA Division: Nominating Coach: Christopher Riggs

  • Team: Pennsauken Pilots
  • Player’s Name: CJ (Christopher) Riggs
  • Jersey Number: 88
  • Position: Wing
  • Strong and smart hockey player that has a nose for the net. Finishes almost every scoring opportunity. Played with a short bench this weekend- logged a lot of ice time and stepped up to the occasion.

8U Beginner Division: Nominating Coach: Oktay Armagan

  • Team: Jersey Shore Wildcats
  • Player’s Name: Hunter Morris
  • Jersey Number: 63
  • Position: Forward
  • He has had 7 goals last 2 games

8U Intermediate Division: Nominating Coach: Kevin Hunter

  • Team: York Devils
  • Player’s Name: Marcus Toner
  • Jersey Number: 91
  • Position: Center
  • Marcus scored several goals in both our games this weekend while showing leadership through his hustle and determination on the ice. Marcus is a great teammate who always has a smile and positive attitude on and off the ice.

Honorable Mentions

Dominic DemaraisSt. James10UAA39Defense
Riley DolanHaverford Hawks10UAA25Goaltender
Colton CordatoTeam Philadelphia10UAA70Defense
Owen GasperLehigh Valley Phantoms Youth U10AA10UAA89Center
Eric LeiValley Forge Colonials10ULemieux11Goalie
Ben GembeYork Devils10ULemieux13Forward
Ibrahim MohamedMercer Chiefs Black10ULemieux55Center
Roman RicordsPalmyra Black Knights10ULemieux49Defense
Grayson SmithPalmyra Black Knights10UGretzky22Defense
Jack AschenbachMYHA10UGretzky13Wing
Jack BradleyHaverford Hawks10UMcDavid66Left Wing
Mason GaydosValley Forge Colonials10UMcDavid7Forward
Brayden AcchioneHaverford Hawks10UMcDavid78Center
Jacob RoweValley Forge Colonials10UMcDavid77Defense/Goalie
Cole RobertsPalmyra Black Knights10UMcDavid86Center
Danny MicucciNorth Jersey Avalanche12UAA7Left Wing
Blake BennerLehigh Valley Phantoms Youth12ULemieux29goalie
Alex SeamonMercer Chiefs Black12ULemieux8Defense
Chase BryantHollydell Hurricanes12ULemieux80Center
Alexander MutschlerPalmyra Black Knights12ULemieux9Forward
Jackson KennellyPalmyra Black Knights12UGretzky15Forward
Nikolai KovallDelaware Ducks12UGretzky27Center
Henry ArthurTri-City Eagles12UGretzky87Center
Adam GillerYork Devils12UGretzky29Right Wing
Joseph DiSalvioHollydell Hurricanes12UMcDavid16Forward
Greyson DolanLehigh Valley Phantoms12UMcDavid94Goalie
Joseph DiSalvioHollydell Hurricanes12UMcDavid16Forward
Canaan AmbraDelaware Ducks12UMcDavid87Forward
Landon SodlLehigh Valley Phantoms Youth13UAA70Goalie
Nathan RileyValley Forge Colonials13UAA11Forward
Easton SchrageRockets14UAA95Center
Rory DaviesGrundy Senators Miller14ULemieux35Left Wing
Alex MontgomeryValley Forge Colonials14ULemieux12Forward
Roman CruzPAL Silver Knights14ULemieux#19Center
Gavin EhretHollydell Hurricanes White14ULemieux12Forward
Gavin SpinaNorth Jersey Avalanche14ULemieux78Right Wing
Christian KangMercer Chiefs Ren14ULemieux26Forward
Tripp CaieNorth Jersey Avalanche14UGretzky31Goalie
Tommy ConklinSouthern Maryland Sabres14UGretzky43Goalie
Jeremy MonksTI North Stars Red14UMcDavid20Center
Grant WannerTri-City Eagles16UAA25Center
Ben BarnhillNJ Kings16UAA41Forward
Brian FrenchWilkes Barre/Scranton Knights16UAA#87Goalie
Ben MeyerNJ Bandits16ULemieux26Wing
Gavin ReileyTomorrow’s Ice16ULemieux12Right Wing
Nolan RadlerLehigh Valley Phantoms Yourh16ULemieux93Right Wing
Ryan BarkerRoyals16ULemieux29Goalie
Patrick CallahanValley Forge Colonials16UGretzky18Defense
Liam SchicklingGrundy Senators Miller16UGretzky4Goalie
Connor SeibelSt. James16UGretzky66Forward
Joseph CrouseTri-City Eagles16UGretzky57Goalie
Jack DaleFrederick Freeze16UGretzky77Center
Onir PatelRSG Selects8UAAA47Defense
Jameson FerryPennsauken Pilots8UBeginner29Forward