The AHF announces the Players of the Week for the week ending October 9, 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: 8AAA
Team: Venom Hockey Club 1
Player: Billy Gallagher (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 6, Assists: 4
“Billy always works the hardest, forecheck/backcheck etc. Always listens and improves every week,” said Coach Anthony Dellerose.
Age Level / Division: 10A
Team: York Devils
Player: Anthony Raineri (F) – Games: 5, Goals: 12, Assists: 5
“Anthony moved from defense to forward this weekend and stepped up to the challenge of a new position helping his team go undefeated and win the Defender Columbus Day Tournament!! Anthony had a solid performance in all 5 of our games!!” said Coach Ray Raineri.
Age Level / Division: 10AA
Team: Palmyra Black Knights
Player: Jackson Yacisin (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 1, Assists: 0
“Jack showed what a team player does. He moved from wing to center and played a strong two way game. On the offensive side of the puck he scored one of two goals and on the defensive side played a strong game supporting the defense down low,” said Coach James Robbins.
Age Level / Division: 10B
Team: Haverford Hawks
Player: Riley Dolan (G) – Games: 3, Goals Against: 3, Goals: 3
“Riley contributed in multiple ways this weekend as a Forward & our Goalie. She scored a hat trick on Saturday in a 10-6 win and on Sunday she was in net & lead the team to a 4-3 win!” said Coach Chris Wharton.
Age Level / Division: 12A
Team: Philadelphia Blazers
Player: Kassidy Wilson (D) – Games: 2, Goals: 0, Assists: 0
“Kassidy does all things that don’t show up on the score sheet. She is always skating hard, using her long reach and active stick on the back check and strong on the blue line keeping pucks in the opponents zone. She is a responsible defender who can be trusted on the ice in all situations,” said Coach Joseph Czop.
Age Level / Division: 12AA
Team: North Jersey Avalanche
Player: Aiden Puzio (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 1, Assists: 0
“Great two way game with the GWG vs the Rockets on Saturday,” said Coach Bob Jaffe.
Age Level / Division: 12B
Team: Palmyra Black Knights
Player: Dominic “Finn” DeFilippo (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 2, Assists: 0
“Finn is team player with excellent passing skills and solid hockey IQ,” said Coach Dave Hollinger.
Age Level / Division: 13AA
Team: Delaware Ducks
Player: Alexander Klotzbach (D) – Games: 1, Goals: 1, Assists: 0
“Alex’s hard work shutting down rush after rush also paid off on the scoresheet this weekend with a beautiful game-winning point shot catching the goalie on the low blocker side,” said Coach Laura Monico.
Age Level / Division: 14A
Team: Haverford Hawks Dinmore
Player: Ryan Stickel (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 3, Assists: 3
“Ryan had a very strong weekend to continue his solid start to the season as the Hawks leading scorer,” said Coach Michael Dinmore.
Age Level / Division: 14B
Team: Grundy Senators
Player: Klim Belko (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 8, Assists: 2
“Kilm consistently creates scoring opportunities while skating through opponents, always backchecks hard after a mistake,” said Coach Dylan DellaVecchio.
Age Level / Division: 16A
Team: Valley Forge Colonials
Player: John Neary (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 2, Assists: 1
“Came up clutch this weekend. Everytime the team got down and fell behind john did something to impact the scoreboard and turn the tides in our favor,” said Coach Justin Scandone.
Age Level / Division: 16AA
Team: PAL Jr Islanders
Player: Thomas Konkowski (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 6, Assists: 2
“Thomas continued to pace the Jr Islanders offense this week netting 6 goals and 2 assists in 2 games played. A testament to his commitment to a 200’ game, Thomas was also +10 and made several key defensive plays in both games,” said Coach Bobby Barbera.
Age Level / Division: 18AA
Team: Metro Militia
Player: Joseph Larusso Jr (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 0, Assists: 3
“Had 3 assists and the shootout winner,” said Coach Charles Aiosa.
Blake Shea (D) – Southern Maryland Sabres
Chris Gutierrez (F) – North Jersey Avalanche
Declan Wendell (F) – Valley Forge Colonials
Cole Guida (F) – Frederick Freeze
Ryan DeLucca (F) – Wissahickon Warriors
Jacob Klems (F) – Delaware Ducks
Blake King (F) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Tessa Dunn (D) – Philadelphia Jr. Flyers
Graham Ward (F) – Wissahickon Warriors
Mason Groves (D) – Royals
Dashiell Murray (F) – North Jersey Avalanche
Jason Bloor (F) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Braeden Johnson (G) – Valley Forge Colonials
Brian Delfin (F) – Grundy Senators
Mason Sweeney (F) – Rockets Hockey Club
Jansen Rattle (G) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Jayden Lei (F) – Valley Forge Colonials
Liz Schaeffer (D) – Valley Forge Colonials
Brendan Whiteley (F) – Rockets Hockey Club
Joseph Darragh (F) – Valley Forge Colonials
Cole Lichtenstein (F) – Wissahickon Warriors
Chase Francise (F) – Haverford Hawks
Jonathan Dilliplane (F) – Grundy Senators
Gio Sfezzeraza (F) – PAL Silver Knights
Parker McDonald (F) – Lehigh Valley Phantoms Black
Xavier Blieler (D) – Wilkes Barre/Scranton Knights
Danny Doney (F) – Maryland Junior Black Bears
FULL ICE MITES AAA
Wade Wallin (D) – Mercer Arrows
Liam Heron (F) – North Jersey Blizzard