Here are your Atlantic Hockey Federation Players of the Week and Peak Performer ending October 22nd, 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: Jason Ingraham

  • Team: WBS Jr Knights
  • Player’s Name: Keegan Cryan
  • Jersey Number: 17
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: “Keegan played hard this weekend and scored 4 goals for his team.”

10U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Justin Kullman

  • Team: Palmyra Black Knights
  • Player’s Name: Owen Esposito
  • Jersey Number: 98
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: “Owen played well on both ends of the ice. He demonstrates great teamwork and helped his team to 3 victories.”

10U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: John Kurpinski

  • Team: Team Philadelphia
  • Player’s Name: Lucas Cash
  • Jersey Number: 25
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: “With the team playing with only 8 skaters for the weekend Showcase Lucas excelled. He is a 200 foot player who raised his offensive game with 10 goals in 4 games.”

10U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: Chris Horan

  • Team: Royals
  • Player’s Name: Julius King
  • Jersey Number: 14
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: “Julius notched 8 goals this weekend, but more importantly added 3 assists for a total of 10 for the season. Julius leads the team in both goals scored and assists.”

11U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Tom Fagan

  • Team: Valley Forge Colonials
  • Player’s Name: Rory Ellis
  • Jersey Number: 17
  • Position: Defense
  • Comment: Played well defensively and helped generate some offense to help his team in a tough loss.

12U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Steve Plzak

  • Team: Team Philadelphia
  • Player’s Name: Landon Oswald
  • Jersey Number: 89
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: “Landon Oswald added 6 goals and 2 assists to his season totals in two games last weekend, including back-to-back short-handed goals 7 seconds apart!”

12U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Jerome Werkheiser

  • Team: Hollydell Hurricanes
  • Player’s Name: Xavier Araujo
  • Jersey Number: 10
  • Position: Center
  • Quote: “Xavier is always working hard every time he hits the ice. His speed and determination is what makes him a great player.”

12U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Brian Hennelly

  • Team: Delaware Ducks
  • Player’s Name: Wren Davis
  • Jersey Number: 47
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: “Wren had a big day Saturday with us playing 2 league games. He factored in on all 3 scores of our 3-1 win, with 2 goals and an assist in game one, including the GWG and then in a game two win he also added another goal and assist to close out a 5 point day with 3 goals and 2 assists.”

12U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: Jason Bracco

  • Team: Mercer Chiefs
  • Player’s Name: Thomas Tannenberg
  • Jersey Number: 95
  • Position: Center
  • Quote: “Thomas helped lead his team this weekend with a strong performance in our second showcase tallying 5 goals and 3 assists over four difficult games.”

14U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Tyler Mishchenko

  • Team: Rockets
  • Player’s Name: Luke Politi
  • Jersey Number: 7
  • Position: Goalie
  • Quote: “Luke played lights out in his best start of the season. Even with the tilted ice against a top team and being outshot 37-12, the Rockets had a chance to win the game due to Luke’s stellar performance.”

14U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Brent Reitz

  • Team: MYHA
  • Player’s Name: Mason Boucher
  • Jersey Number: 10
  • Position: Center
  • Comment: Mason not only scores points, but he leads by example with hard work and good sportsmanship. He led us to a 2nd place finish in the Pittsburgh Myhockey tournament.

14U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Sal Capone

  • Team: Hollydell Hurricanes
  • Player’s Name: Jackson Heller
  • Jersey Number: 5
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: “Jackson had a hat trick in the first period of Sunday’s game. The day before he had 2 assists. 2-0 weekend for Hollydell. 2010 first-year bantam is an important part of our offensive play this year.”

14U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: Warren Scott Monks

  • Team: TI North Stars
  • Player’s Name: Henry Monks
  • Jersey Number: 5
  • Position: Defense/Forward
  • Comment: After learning his team would be short-handed on offense, Henry accepted a new role by moving from defense to forward for two games this Saturday. He earned an assist on the only goal scored in a hard-fought loss to Frederick in the second game of the day after playing well in both games.

15U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Chris Sharamatew

  • Team: Philadelphia Blazers
  • Player’s Name: Dylan Coll
  • Jersey Number: 50
  • Position: Forward
  • Comment: Dylan deserves to be nominated for all the right reasons. He has displayed hard work, work ethic, tremendous attitude, all the attributes a coach loves to see in a player. Well deserved, keep up the good work.

16U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Brian Shanahan

  • Team: Palmyra Black Knights
  • Player’s Name: Alexander Young
  • Jersey Number: 15
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: “Zander stepped up for our team BIGTIME this week, helping us go 2-1 on the weekend. He played with contagious energy on the forecheck and backcheck. He found his scoring touch putting 2 in the net and assisting on 4 other goals while bringing a physical presence to the ice.”

16U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: William Demio

  • Team: NJ Bandits
  • Player’s Name: Anthony MacLaren
  • Jersey Number: 13
  • Position: Center
  • Comment: Anthony has really worked hard this season to elevate his game and he’s earned his success. He’s a great kid, growing into a great leader, with a contagious work ethic.

16U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Scott Frederick

  • Team: Valley Forge Colonials
  • Player’s Name: Zach Strunk
  • Jersey Number: 31
  • Position: Goalie
  • Comment: Zach put up an impressive 18 saves in a game, helping to secure the win for the team.

18U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Rob Vizard

  • Team: NJ Avalanche
  • Player’s Name: Brendan Whitchurch
  • Jersey Number: 17
  • Position: Forward
  • Comment: Brendan had a stellar 6-point game against Jersey Shore Wildcats, contributing significantly to the team’s success.

18U A Division: Nominating Coach: Frankie Gerbasi

  • Team: Mercer Chiefs
  • Player’s Name: Tanner Stein
  • Jersey Number: 75
  • Position: Center
  • Comment: A consummate leader all season long, Tanner helped drive Mercer to two big victories this weekend by contributing on 64% of the Chief’s scoring, while also providing outstanding special teams’ play.

8U AAA Division: Nominating Coach: Damian Cross

  • Team: Rockets
  • Player’s Name: Nathan Park
  • Jersey Number: 92
  • Position: Forward
  • Comment: Nathan had a great game defensively, competed for pucks, was reliable on the PK, and led his team by working hard on the backcheck. He earned his 3rd hat trick for the season with an assist on the powerplay against a really good team.

8U Beginner Division: Nominating Coach: Oktay Armagan

  • Team: Jersey Shore Wildcats
  • Player’s Name: Riley Cerminaro
  • Jersey Number: 10
  • Position: Forward
  • Comment: Riley played with speed, helped save 2 goals, and added offense.

All players nominated by a coach receive an Honorable Mention

Matthew MerinoDelaware Ducks9UAA21Forward
Alexander MinarikTri City Eagles10ULemieux7Center
Campbell TonerYork Devils10ULemieux20Forward
Bryce lengyelPAL Silver Knights10ULemieux78Goalie
Michael PrendergastValley Forge Colonials10ULemieux19Forward
David CagliusoWissahickon Warriors Red10ULemieux5Forward
Parker NaranjoMYHA UA10UGretzky44Defense
Daniel SteinfeldNJ Bandits10UGretzky29Forward
Finn FlasherValley Forge Colonials10UMcDavid3Forward
Caleb SchafferPalmyra Black Knights10UMcDavid28Defense
Mason DavisValley Forge Colonials10UMcDavid28Goalie
Jacob GrohoskiHaverford Hawks10UMcDavid87Wing
1st line forwardsPAL Soundtigers10UMcDavid21,16,29Forward
Nolan ChaseNJ Bandits10UMcDavid2Defense
Caleb ScharpfTI North Stars10UMcDavid16Forward
Anthony AbateNJ Bandits10UMcDavid10Forward
Nolan UrstaHaverford Hawks10UMcDavid35Goalie
Andrei LikhovWissahickon Warriors10UMcDavid63Forward
Landon MyersPalmyra Black Knights10UMcDavid21Wing
Dylan BalvinNJ Bandits10UMcDavid23Forward
Marco LiberatoreNJ Bandits10UMcDavid19Goalie
Brycen BozzelliHollydell Hurricanes10UMcDavid16Center
Enzo KhanNorth Jersey Avalanche12UAA2Forward
Anthony CastrovinciMercer Chiefs12UAA5Forward
Parker GuzmanNJ Bandits12UAA9Forward
Rocco YoderRoyals12ULemieux30Goalie
Braydon CassidyLehigh Valley Phantoms12ULemieux45Defense
Jr Flyers DefenseJr Flyers Danish12UMcDavid88 28 8 14 56Defense
Jayden AmadeoLehigh Valley Phantoms12UMcDavid53Forward
Jason Lappe (JP)Grundy Senators12UMcDavid32Forward
Zeckareya AhmedMercer Chiefs12UMcDavid10Center
Our goalies Danny Friers and Matt GrantPAL Silver Knights12UMcDavid29, 30Goalie
Tommy RitzHollydell Hurricanes12UMcDavid18Forward
Justin SteinerNorth Jersey Avalanche14ULemieux30Goalie
Ryan RutiglianoPAL Silver Knights14ULemieux10Forward
Sebastian KrigbaumValley Forge Colonials14ULemieux74Forward
Drew Browning – ElamMYHA UA14UGretzky29Forward
Kayla DistlerGrundy Senators16ULemieux3Forward
Isaac MishkinWissahickon Warriors18U18U A53Forward
Ryan GonzalezJersey Shore Americans8UAAA14Forward
Michael CurtisDelaware Ducks8UBeginner29Forward