The AHF announces the Players of the Week for the week ending October 16, 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: New Jersey Aviators
Player: Cooper Goldberg (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 4, Assists: 0

“This is for the mite full ice add on. Cooper had a stand out game, probably the best I have seen him play. He is really adapting to full ice and has become a great play maker and goal scorer,” said Coach Kelly Dolan.

Age Level / Division: 10A
Team: Valley Forge Colonials
Player: Chris Bergstrasser (D) – Games: 2, Goals: 5, Assists: 0
“Chris had a strong 2 way game all weekend. 3 goals in 1 game 2 in the other as defence. He gets back and is solid on the blu3 line but also can go up on the rush and help the team on offense,” said Coach John Bergstrasser.

Age Level / Division: 10AA
Team: NJ Stars Black
Player: Zachary Schehr (F) – Games: 4, Goals: 7, Assists: 3
“He contributed goals in each game with 2 game winners for a 4-0 record for this weekends showcase,” said Coach Greg Schehr.

Age Level / Division: 10B
Team: Igloo Jaguars
Player: Frank (Lucky) Luciano (D) – Games: 2, Goals: 2, Assists: 1
“The Jags are red hot, and have won 6 in a row! Defense was the key to this weekend, with scoring contributions from multiple blueliners. Lucky Luciano led the way with 2 goals and an assist, and was the definition of versatility, by filling in at Center and taking command of our Special Teams units when called upon. “Lucky #7” is a first year Squirt who works hard all the time, and has a passion for the game and improving his skill sets.” said Coach Garry Wall.

Age Level / Division: 12A
Team: Haverford Hawks Burnett
Player: Ryan Potts (F) – Games: 3, Goals: 7, Assists: 2
“Ryan’s hard work is paying off. He moved from center to wing on a new line this week and made the most of it with 7 goals and 2 assists. Skating hard and finding ways to score goals at key times gave the entire team a boost when they needed it,” said Coach Peter Burnett.

Age Level / Division: 12AA
Team: Palmyra Black Knights 
Player: Gage Bomberger (F) – Games: 4, Goals: 4, Assists: 3
“Gage had a strong weekend, tallying points in all four showcase games while playing smart hockey at both ends. Great job Gage!” said Coach Mark Krull.

Age Level / Division: 12B
Team: Valley Forge Colonials Herhal
Player: Nicky Foster (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 2, Assists: 1
“Nicky and his whole line were a major difference maker in our game this weekend putting up 3 goalies in the first period, with Nicky contributing on all 3 goals. He never took a shift off and not only got the game winning goal but also stopped multiple odd man rushes from occurring with his hustle,” said Coach Mike Herhal.

Age Level / Division: 13AA
Team: Delaware Ducks 
Player: Ethan Gildea (F) – Games: 4, Goals: 9, Assists: 2
“Ethan was on fire throughout our showcase weekend, leading the team with 10 points over four games,” said Coach Laura Monico.

Age Level / Division: 14A 
Team: Lehigh Valley Phantoms 
Player: Bryce Haas (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 2, Assists: 3
“Bryce played a strong offensive game, while skating hard at both ends of the ice,” said Coach Nick Phillips.

Age Level / Division: 14AA
Team: PAL Blue Knights 
Player: CJ Matuza (F) – Games: 4, Goals: 2, Assists: 4

“CJ played 2 way hockey and was a big part of our success this weekend. He forechecked and moved the puck as well as anyone could,” said Coach Jason Pring.

Age Level / Division: 14B
Team: Igloo Jaguars 
Player: Mariella Orth (D) – Games: 2, Goals: 2, Assists: 1

“Great defense woman, great skater and really coming along with leader ship and puck awareness,” said Coach Carl.

Age Level / Division: 16A
Team: Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Player: Ian Brouse (F) – Games: 3, Goals: 4, Assists: 3
“I could nominate Ian every week . But the best part is that he is making strides to becoming a better player in all 3 zones,” said Coach Louis Greco.

Age Level / Division: 16AA
Team: NJ Bandits
Player: Brian Sisti (G) – Games: 4, Goals Against: 3, Saves: 229
“Brian lead his team to a 4-0 weekend in the 2nd Showcase for the 16AA NJ Bandits. Over 4 games Brian played every minute earning a .975 save percentage while allowing only 3 goals against including one shutout. Brian’s season stats after 18 games 580 SA/38 GA equaling to a .934 overall save percentage including 3 SO during 891 mins of TOI,” said Coach Chris Zaires.

Age Level / Division: 18A
Team: Wissahickon Warriors Red
Player: Ian Heydt (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 3, Assists: 2
“Ian had been snake-bitten all season but finally broke through this Sunday. He scored a natural hat-trick and added two assists for a 5point game in a big win,” said Coach Frank Blust.

Age Level / Division: 18AA
Team: Metro Militia
Player: Jonathan Prue (F) – Games: 4, Goals: 4, Assists: 4


10U A
Lucas Woodling (F) – Royals White
Katherine Cui (F) – Rockets Hockey Club

10U AA
Mason Kubach (G) – Valley Forge Colonials
Even Zampitella (F) – Igloo Jaguars

10U B
Zander Hastie (F) – Hollydell Hurricanes
Griffin McCormick (F) – Haverford Hawks
Nathanial Mackey (G) – Wissahickon Warriors
Jonah Cohen (F) – Haverford Hawks
Ricky Barfuss (F) – Rockets Hockey Club
Joey Shaffer (F) – Royals

12U A
Joey Ota (F) – Team Philadelphia
Rafe Klinger (F) – Palmyra Black Knights
Leah Acker (D) – Ashburn Xtreme
Chase Czop (F) – Philadelphia Blazers
Jackson Conklin (F) – Southern Maryland Sabres
Alfonso Gambone (F) – Igloo Jaguars
Charles Caratzola (D) – Rockets Hockey Club
Charlie Sheaffer (F) – Capital City Vipers

12U AA
Chase Mularkey (F) – Delaware Ducks

12U B
Chester Livhits (F) – Royals
Bryce Hobbs (F) – Frederick Freeze
William Wildermuth (D) – MYHA
Liam Kelly (F) – Valley Forge Colonials
Nicholas DiFelice (D) – Hollydell Hurricanes

13U AA
Laith Ramadan (G) – NJ Stars
Declan Black (D) – Valley Forge Colonials
Peter Marazzito (F) – Long Island Rebels
Dylan Swon (F) – Rockets Hockey Club

14U A
Brayden Havrilla (F) – Valley Forge Colonials
Maxwell Prekel (D) – NJ Bandits
Aaron Caceres (F) – Rockets Hockey Club
Thomas Sheehan (D) – WBS Jr Knights
Cam Pietrowsi (F) – York Devils

14U AA
Luke Brown (F) – Palmyra Black Knights
Tristan Muniz (G) – Rockets Hockey Club

16U A
Ben Williams (F) – Maryland Jr Black Bears
Jonas Van Kirk (D) – Maryland Jr Black Bears
Jason Pearce (F) – Delaware Ducks

18U A
Danny Mackley (F) – Philadelphia Blazers

Liam Tiers (F) – Lehigh Valley Steel