Here are your Atlantic Hockey Federation Players of the Week and Peak Performer ending September 24th, 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.

9U AA Division: Nominating Coach: John Comstock

  • Team: Hollydell Hurricanes
  • Player’s Name: Graham Litle
  • Jersey Number: 28
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: Graham had a solid weekend having scored 4 goals and 5 assists.

10U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Mark Gallagher

  • Team: Lehigh Phantoms
  • Player’s Name: Carter Johnson
  • Jersey Number: 10
  • Position: Center
  • Quote: Carter sets the tone and leads by example with his aggressive play. He came out hard on his first shift of Sunday’s game and scored a quick goal. He is always applying pressure, and working hard, and it pays off.

10U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Kelly Dolan

  • Team: North Jersey Kings
  • Player’s Name: Landen Ritchie
  • Jersey Number: 72
  • Position: Right Wing
  • Quote: Landen had an all around great weekend, including 2 big goals in our 3-2 win on Sunday. His focus and work ethic has paid off as he continues to excel week after week.

10U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Luke Freeman

  • Team: Southern Maryland Sabres
  • Player’s Name: Asher Prorock
  • Jersey Number: 8
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: Asher Prorock played two outstanding games, scoring three beautiful goals and making three exceptional plays resulting in assists on his teammates’ goals, all while embodying the characteristics of a great teammate and sportsman.

10U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: Maddie Reynolds

  • Team: Jersey Shore Wildcats
  • Player’s Name: Brayden Vydra-Paulovic
  • Jersey Number: 27
  • Position: Forward/Goalie
  • Quote: Brayden played out in our Saturday game and scored a goal, as well as held his own in net on Sunday with 24 saves.

11U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Parker Faix

  • Team: PHA Icemen
  • Player’s Name: Aiden Kurz
  • Jersey Number: 1
  • Position: Goalie
  • Quote: Aiden was outstanding in net this weekend. He stopped 38 of 40 shots for a .95 save percentage and TWO shutouts. In 9 periods, he only allowed two goals against. He started all 3 games. Great job, Aiden!

12U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Paul Josephsen

  • Team: NJ Bandits
  • Player’s Name: Jordan Vaiana
  • Jersey Number: 4
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: Jordy brought the hustle this week! His heavy play in the neutral zone created quick offense and his fearless d-zone play led to blocked shots and more offense!

12U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: John C. Snyder

  • Team: Lehigh Phantoms
  • Player’s Name: Deegan Berry
  • Jersey Number: 67
  • Position: Center
  • Quote: Deegan led by example. He kept his team locked in, always had his head up and looked to connect a pass or put one on the net. Very proud of him!

12U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Collin Stough

  • Team: York Devils
  • Player’s Name: John Carmelite
  • Jersey Number: 37
  • Position: Defense
  • Quote: John was a key to our play this weekend. Not only putting up 3 points but took control of our zone when on the ice.

12U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: Tom Holdinsky

  • Team: Delaware Ducks
  • Player’s Name: Defensive Unit
  • Jersey Number: N/A
  • Position: Defense
  • Quote: The defensive unit as a whole played outstanding this weekend allowing only 6 goals over 3 games, including a shutout win on Sunday where they held the opposing team to 11 shots on goal.

13U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Chad Barron

  • Team: Valley Forge Colonials
  • Player’s Name: Teagan Latshaw
  • Jersey Number: 96
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: Teagan’s effort all year is paying off, and he is putting up goals and assists. He is making everyone around him a better player.

14U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Mike Cioffi

  • Team: Darien
  • Player’s Name: Luke Fox
  • Jersey Number: 57
  • Position: Defense
  • Quote: Aside from his shut down defensive play over the weekend, Luke had two goals and one assist in this week’s games. Including the OT winner on 9/23 vs. Rye Rangers.

14U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Patrick O’Leary

  • Team: Mercer Chiefs
  • Player’s Name: Chris Passuth
  • Jersey Number: 29
  • Position: Goalie
  • Quote: As one of our Captains, Chris put the team on his shoulders and carried the Chiefs in a thrilling 55-save 1-0 shutout against the North Jersey Skylands Kings.

14U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Evan Calendrillo

  • Team: NJ Avalanche
  • Player’s Name: Tripp Caie
  • Jersey Number: 31
  • Position: Goalie
  • Quote: Tripp played yet another solid game for our team, while making countless big saves. He helped us secure another victory on Sunday with his great play.

14U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: Warren S Monks

  • Team: TI North Stars Red
  • Player’s Name: Jeremy Monks
  • Jersey Number: 20
  • Position: Center
  • Quote: Jeremy exploded for 5 goals in Game 1 and 4 goals in Game 2 of a doubleheader at Bucks County Ice Sports Center this weekend, carrying his team to victory in both games.

15U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Chris Sharamatew

  • Team: Philadelphia Blazers
  • Player’s Name: Jake Smaron
  • Jersey Number: 17
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: “Jake had a great weekend of hockey Saturday his energy on the bench and on the ice helped us come back from 3-0 to win 4-3 against the York Devils. On Sunday Jake had a go-ahead goal and game winner in OT against the Valley Forge Colonials.”

16U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Brandon Van Scoy

  • Team: WBS Knights
  • Player’s Name: Cayden Booth
  • Jersey Number: 61
  • Position: Defense
  • Quote: His first year with the 16UAA Wilkes Barre/Scranton Knights – Cayden stands out by leading with confidence, strength, and leadership throughout the game. This weekend, he worked hard to earn his first assist of the season!

16U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Rich Galasso

  • Team: TI North Stars Red
  • Player’s Name: Preston Doe
  • Jersey Number: 7
  • Position: Right Wing
  • Quote: Preston had a great weekend. He scored two goals, including the game winner, in our 4-3 win on Saturday night, and then scored two more in our 6-6 tie on Sunday. He did a great job of getting into the dirty areas and putting himself in the right positions to score.

16U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Swede Farling

  • Team: Palmyra Black Knights
  • Player’s Name: Kaleb Wehr
  • Jersey Number: 78
  • Position: Defense
  • Quote: Moved to forward for the weekend, scored a goal in each game with one assist. Impressive forechecking and hockey sense displayed.

18U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Collin Stough

  • Team: York Devils
  • Player’s Name: Tyler Brandtonies
  • Jersey Number: 54
  • Position: Defense
  • Quote: Tyler really helped connect our defense to our offense. He is an offensive defenseman that is second on our team in points for the season.

18U A Division: Nominating Coach: Jimmy Colgan

  • Team: Skylands Kings
  • Player’s Name: Alex Sonvico
  • Jersey Number: 61
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: Had a big goal to start a 3-goal comeback in his first game to help secure the win. In our second game, he had to play both offense and defense filling in for missing players. Overall had a great weekend making plays with and without the puck.

8U AAA Division: Nominating Coach: Chris Riggs

  • Team: Pennsauken Pilots
  • Player’s Name: Caleb Worrell
  • Jersey Number: 40
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: Strong skater with the ability to take over a game. Can count on him to contribute every game.

8U Beginner Division: Nominating Coach: Jeff Koss

  • Team: Delaware Ducks
  • Player’s Name: Braden Goodenough
  • Jersey Number: 51
  • Position: All
  • Quote: Braden continues to lead by example by putting 110% effort in on every shift and practice. He is aggressive throughout the game and plays the game at both ends. This is leading to success not only on the scoreboard but most importantly as a leader who is quietly raising the team’s expectations and his teammates are responding. Keep up the great work Braden!

8U Intermediate Division: Nominating Coach: Peter Crocker

  • Team: Royals
  • Player’s Name: Andrew Binns
  • Jersey Number: 28
  • Position: All
  • Quote: Andrew Binns had an amazing mite game with plenty of passes and 6 well-earned goals. Great job Andrew!

Honorable Mentions
All players nominated by a coach receive an Honorable Mention

Travis LevinJersey Shore Wildcats10UAA97Goalie
Joey SiscaHaverford Hawks10UAA22Center
Kam KullmanPalmyra Black Knights10ULemieux9Forward
Brayden AnthonyValley Forge Colonials10ULemieux36Left wing
Parker NaranjoMYHA UA10UGretzky44Defense
Reink CrockerRoyals10UGretzky18Center
Jai KatariaLancaster Firebirds10UGretzky38Forward
Ryan BurkeIgloo Jaguars10UMcDavid13Center
Dom EspositoHollydell Hurricanes10UMcDavid71Goalie
Carmine MontesanoPAL Soundtigers10UMcDavid21Wing
Erik LounsberryGrundy Senators10UMcDavid13Defense
Braxton ReppertJunior Black Bears10UMcDavid82Left Wing
Jackson BrooksDelaware Ducks10UMcDavid92Goalie
Gabriel SweetDelaware Ducks10UMcDavid39Defense
Lawson BurgessValley Forge Colonials10UMcDavid91Forward
Matthew GerbavacPhiladelphia Blazers11UAA18Wing
Luke WalshSkylands Kings11UAA19Center
Toby RakoffValley Forge Colonials11UAA20Right Wing
Zack WiernaszHollydell Hurricanes12UAA30Goalie
Francis KerrHollydell Hurricanes12ULemieux79Forward
Benjamin GrahamRockets12ULemieux32Forward
Spencer EllingMYHA12UGretzky27Forward
Tanner NauValley Forge Colonials12UGretzky18Defense
Nick FerulloLehigh Phantoms12UMcDavid86Forward
Sam IngramHollydell Hurricanes12UMcDavid28Goalie
Honey WhiteJr Flyers12UMcDavid33Center
Gavin DelaneyPAL Silver Knights12UMcDavid97Forward
Lucas HoldinskyDelaware Ducks12UMcDavid24Forward
Joey MageeGrundy Senators12UMcDavid41Forward
Sam CohenBandits12UMcDavid7Center
Steve “Stel” KoutsourasNJ Avalanche14UAA22Forward
Brendan sheykevichRockets14UAAA10Forward
Quinn JohnsIgloo Jaguars14ULemieux16Defense
Joseph ShecklerRoyals14ULemieux17Center
Stephan tursiHollydell Hurricanes14UGretzky91Forward
Carter LorentzTeam Philadelphia14UGretzky00Goalie
Dominic DayLehigh Phantoms14UMcDavid78Left Wing
Kyler PorzilloJunior Black Bears14UMcDavid74Forward
Gavin DonnellyTI North Stars14UMcDavid18Center
Anthony IannoneSportsCare Kings15UAA50Goalie
Israel BuckropFlorida Everblades16UAA24Wing
Scott FlemingPalmyra Black Knights16UAA38Defense
Jimmy McDonaldHollydell Hurricanes16ULemieux3Defense
Greg StearnIgloo Jaguars16ULemieux4Center
Ethan SondeTri-City Eagles16UGretzky72Wing
Joseph BilottaValley Forge Colonials16UGretzky29Forward
Mason MaceraFrederick Freeze16UGretzky66Center
Gabe WellsWissahickon Warriors18UA13Forward
Jake SeilerGrundy Senators18UA23Center
Mason JohnsonRSG Selects8UAAA29Goalie
Lucas YuLong Island Monarchs8UAAA55Center
Colton PriceYork Devils8UIntermediate8Forward