Here are your Atlantic Hockey Federation Players of the Week and Peak Performer ending October 29th, 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: Peter Nawrocki

  • Team: NY Arrows
  • Player’s Name: Caden Day
  • Jersey Number: 92
  • Position: Forward
  • Caden is the ultimate team player. He always gives 100%. He led the team to a successful weekend with his grit and determination tallying 7 points (2g,5a) in 2 games.

10U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Andy Gojdycz

  • Team: Jersey Wildcats
  • Player’s Name: Nicolas Barbiera
  • Jersey Number: 89
  • Position: Forward
  • Nico helped lead the offense this week with 2 goals and 2 assists as the Wildcats went 1-1 over the weekend.

10U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Justin Kullman

  • Team: Palmyra Black Knights
  • Player’s Name: Nathan “Crash” Hoover
  • Jersey Number: 73
  • Position: Forward
  • Crash, as we call him, found the nose for the net in our game. He helped lead the team to victory with a natural hat trick!

10U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: Sean Merrill

  • Team: Palmyra Black Knights
  • Player’s Name: Brandon Merrill
  • Jersey Number: 2
  • Position: Goalie
  • Brandon stepped into the Goalie position this weekend for our Saturday game vs. Haverford since both of our Goalies were out. He led us to a 3-2 victory, logging 17 saves and allowing only 2 goals. He was tested in the last minute and a half of play when Haverford scored their second goal, bringing them within striking distance of a tie game. Brandon stayed rock solid in net and held them off, leading PBK to a win. He then played forward on Sunday vs. Team Philadelphia and made several supporting plays on the ice for another PBK win.

11U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Craig Stanton

  • Team: L.I. Whalers
  • Player’s Name: Maximilian Hsu
  • Jersey Number: 9
  • Position: Wing
  • Max’s spirited play led the Whalers 11U AA team to two AHF victories. He scored the team’s first goal in both games, had a PP goal, and a GWG.

12U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Paul Josephsen

  • Team: NJ Bandits
  • Player’s Name: Griffin Bruce-Lockhart
  • Jersey Number: 11
  • Position: Forward
  • Griffin is consistently a force on the puck. His quick release and heads up playmaking create a multitude of scoring chances for his line! Highly coachable, lets his play do the talking, and a wonderful teammate!

12U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Chris Brosius

  • Team: Igloo Jaguars
  • Player’s Name: Rinat Sirazitdinov
  • Jersey Number: 88
  • Position: Forward
  • Rinat is an unselfish two-way player. His two goals and assist, including a power play goal and a game-winning goal with 2 minutes left in game one, helped his team in a dramatic come-from-behind thrilling win. His tenacious defense helped secure the win in the second game. He is our most balanced scorer with as many assists as he has goals. He played a big role in helping his team go 2-0 this weekend.

12U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Scott Kelly

  • Team: Southern Maryland Sabres
  • Player’s Name: Sean Zopelis
  • Jersey Number: 30
  • Position: Forward
  • Sean had a great weekend, scoring 4 goals, including a natural hat trick, in the 2nd game of our AHF doubleheader. 2 of the 3 hat trick goals were short-handed and on the same shift. Great work, Sean!

12U McDavid Division: Nominating Coach: Brian Burke

  • Team: Team Philadelphia
  • Player’s Name: Andrew Moldovan
  • Jersey Number: 78
  • Position: Forward
  • Andrew’s offensive production has taken a great leap forward in October, culminating in two hat tricks in as many games this weekend. Just as impressive, he’s continuing his progression as a playmaker, more than once recognizing the best play was to thread a pass to an open teammate, rather than try the dangle.

13U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Chad Barron

  • Team: Valley Forge Colonials
  • Player’s Name: Parker Radswillas
  • Jersey Number: 14
  • Position: Forward
  • Parker played hard on both ends of the ice.

14U AA Division: Nominating Coach: John Musella

  • Team: Lehigh Valley Phantoms
  • Player’s Name: Tye Tomasic
  • Jersey Number: 80
  • Position: Goalie
  • We have been struggling, losing our last 4 AHF games. Tye gave us a big start against a very tough opponent and shut the door on them in a big game. We needed someone to step up, and Tye did that, stopping 30 of 32 shots.

14U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: Jason Miller

  • Team: Grundy Senators
  • Player’s Name: Logan Perate
  • Jersey Number: 20
  • Position: Center
  • Logan can always be counted on to empty the tank on every shift. When he’s not scoring goals, he’s backchecking, blocking shots, finishing checks, or whatever else his team needs him to do!

14U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Andy McDonald

  • Team: WBS Knights
  • Player’s Name: Tyler Popolillo
  • Jersey Number: 10
  • Position: Defense
  • Ty had an exceptional weekend playing solid defense, helping his team to have back-to-back shutouts and also contributing on the board with 2 goals and 3 assists!

15U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Chris Sharamatew

  • Team: Philadelphia Blazers
  • Player’s Name: Carter Deitz
  • Jersey Number: 26
  • Position: Forward
  • Carter has been a welcome addition to our team, this being his first 2 games. Carter scored 5 goals this weekend, more importantly, with this being a new team, Carter fit right into our locker room and the bench. Using his strengths as a player on the forecheck and making plays for other players as well. Welcome to the team. Carter, it’s great to have you!

16U AA Division: Nominating Coach: Eric Wolf

  • Team: Team Philadelphia
  • Player’s Name: Reed Surak
  • Jersey Number: 24
  • Position: Forward
  • Reed had a great weekend leading our team to decisive victories in two games with a combined 12 points.

16U Lemieux Division: Nominating Coach: William DeMio

  • Team: NJ Bandits
  • Player’s Name: Ryan VanAllen
  • Jersey Number: 7
  • Position: Defense
  • Ryan brings the energy every game. He plays hard because he practices hard. He competes with a ton of heart and he’s a main cog in our D core.

16U Gretzky Division: Nominating Coach: Swede Farling

  • Team: Palmyra Black Knights
  • Player’s Name: Larry Miller III (Trey Miller)
  • Jersey Number: 34
  • Position: Forward
  • Scored the GWG in our only game of the weekend, but the best part of his game was his effort on the forecheck and backcheck! Helping us to victory!

18U A Division: Nominating Coach: Frank Blust

  • Team: Wissahickon Warriors
  • Player’s Name: Luca Chiaramonte
  • Jersey Number: 55
  • Position: Center
  • Luca has been out since he was injured the opening weekend (2nd game of the year) and finally made his return to the lineup this weekend. In his first game, on his first shift, he scored a short-handed goal. He finished the game (and weekend) with 2 goals, but he was a great addition back to the lineup, contributing in all 3 zones and winning a vast majority of faceoffs. Welcome back Luca!

8U AAA Division: Nominating Coach: Oktay Armagan

  • Team: Jersey Shore Americans
  • Player’s Name: Everett Armagan
  • Jersey Number: 28
  • Position: Forward
  • Everett had some offensive presence this weekend but also provided goals against saving plays. His puck protection added to the weekend.

8U Beginner Division: Nominating Coach: Frank Rosi

  • Team: Pennsauken Pilots
  • Player’s Name: Rhys Rivera
  • Jersey Number: 94
  • Position: Defense
  • Rhys had a multipoint day on Saturday and then stepped up and played goalie for the team on Sunday. It was his first time playing goalie and he kept the game competitive!

All players nominated by a coach receive an Honorable Mention

Frankie BohenickDelaware Ducks9UAAGoalie
Garrett GusditisWBS Jr knights9UAA43Forward
Robert BeauchampHollydell Hurricanes10UAA17Forward
Tyson ShwartzRoyals10UAA77Defense
Kayson RemigioTeam Philadelphia10UAA8Forward
Luca KovallDelaware Ducks10ULemieux90Forward
Brandon BlassingameTri City Eagles10ULemieux97Forward
Joeseph BergstrasserValley Forge Colonials10ULemieux9Forward
James EppersonHaverford Hawks10UMcDavid54Forward
Jules SchaefferValley Forge Colonials10UMcDavid62Defense
Chase BankesValley Forge Colonials10UMcDavid71Forward
Greyson StoughYork Devils10UMcDavid14Forward
David Hernandez IIIJersey Wildcats10UMcDavid88Wing
Defensive unitPAL Soundtigers10UMcDavid86Defense
Nathan LohanLI Arrows11UAA29Forward
Callie RizzoLI Arrows11UAA93Goalie
Cash KreckelValley Forge Colonials11UAA0Defense
Ashton GreenJersey Wildcats12UAA36Forward
Mario HubertMercer Chiefs12UAA8Forward
Chase RiveraLehigh Valley Phantoms12ULemieux42Forward
Colin BowersHollydell Hurricanes12ULemieux4Defense
Garrett DerrTomorrow’s Ice Selects12UGretzky36Forward
Angelo PintoHollydell Hurricanes12UMcDavid4Forward
Gavin AmorusoBandits12UMcDavid24Forward
Reese WildsGrundy Senators12UMcDavid24Forward
Davin FriedmanNorth Jersey Avalanche14UAA55Center
Christopher PassuthMercer Chiefs14ULemieux29Goalie
Brandon FarlingIgloo Jaguars14ULemieux34Defense
Artin ToufoyanNorth Jersey Avalanche14ULemieux50Goalie
Aiden PapePAL Silver Knights14ULemieux72Forward
Caroline FitzgeraldValley Forge Colonials14ULemieux6Defense
Ilan ShterenbergMYHA14UGretzky79Goalie
Max DubrinskyNorth Jersey Avalanche14UGretzky71Forward
Eliot GarciaMaryland Jr Black Bears16UAA21Defense
Brody PolacekWBS Jr knights16UAA20Forward
Ryan McGavinNorth Jersey Kings16ULemieux13Forward
Ryker NapierkowskiPennsauken Pilots8UAAA11Defense
Lizzie KlemsDelaware Ducks8UBeginner3Defense