The THF announces the Players of the Week for the week ending October 31, 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: 9U
Team: Jersey Hitmen
Player: Ben Ahn (D) – Games: 5, Goals: 0, Assists: 3

“Ben is a coach’s dream. He has played games at almost every position this season. He has been tremendous defensively and has been a real leader through the first half of the season. Ben plays hard, clean, and leads by example every time he steps on the ice,” said Coach Daniel Sabato.

Age Level / Division: 10U
Team: Wolfpack Hockey Club
Player: Justin Wu (F) – Games: 5, Goals: 6, Assists: 2

“Justin elevated his game at the Exposure Cup Showcase against some of the top teams. He was a constant threat and put himself in great positions to have success,” said Coach Mark Rivera.

Age Level / Division: 11U
Team: PAL Jr Islanders
Player: Brendan Ehrlich (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 3, Assists: 3

“Brendan was force on Saturday with 3 goals and 3 assists on Saturday to propel the Jr Islanders to 2 wins!” said Coach David Ehrlich.

Age Level / Division: 12U
Team: Esmark Stars
Player: Caden Biddle (F) – Games: 3, Goals: 2, Assists: 2

“The work ethic and dedication to playing the “stars way” is shown in every shift by Caden Biddle. Although this play doesn’t always reflect on scoreboard, the effort not shown is imperative to success. Team first mentality on every shift. Caden is a workhorse and should be recognized as such,” said Coach Nate Nehnevajsa.

Age Level / Division: 14U
Team: NY Aviators
Player: Chase Goldman (F) – Games: 3, Goals: 3, Assists: 3

“Chase is a gritty player that uses his body well to protect the puck and create solid scoring opportunities. His play was a big part of our 3 W’s as he contributed 3 goals and 3 assists,” said Coach Julie Lenz.

Age Level / Division: 15U
Team: Team Maryland
Player: Ryan Dyer (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 2, Assists: 0

“Ryan scored our only goal in regulation and GWG in the shootout to seal a 2-1 win over Mercer on Sunday. He played great defensively and was very effective on breakouts and in transition during both wins this weekend,” said Coach Mike Donnellan.

Age Level / Division: 16U
Team: Jersey Hitmen 
Player: Matthew Shpungin (F) – Games: 3, Goals: 3, Assists: 3

“Underaged Matt Shpungin had an elite weekend at the Beantown classic scoring 3 goals and 3 assists for 6pts in 3 games. Matt has been solid all year tallying a 14-18-32 line in 33 games contributing to both sides of the puck with a +8 +\-,” said Coach Anthony Yelovich.

Age Level / Division: 18U
Team: Team Maryland
Player: Luke Rubin (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 1, Assists: 2

“Scored game winner in 4-3 win against Mercer U18 in the game of the week,” said Coach Tony MacAulay.


Joseph Taglia (G) – PAL Jr Islanders

Sam Thorpe (F) – Rockets
Cameron Cohn (F) – Revolution Elite

Otto Kiehlmeier (F) – Esmark Stars
Jamison McCormick (D) – CP Dynamo
Brayden Schamble (F) – Jersey Hitmen

Thomas Fox (G) – Mercer Chiefs
Cassidy Dailey (F) – Jersey Hitmen

Xavier Prozorov (G) – Mercer Chiefs
Mike Johnson (F) – PAL Jr Islanders
Rocco Daly (F) – NY Aviators
Brady Walter (F) – Team Maryland

Carter Johnson (F) – Team Maryland
Alec Hall (F) – PAL Jr Islanders
Riley Richards (F) – Mercer Chiefs
Cody Arnold (G) – New Jersey Jets
Connor Gray (G) – Skipjacks Hockey Academy
Sebastian Novin (D) – Mercer Chiefs

Ryan Butchko (D) – NJ 87s
Garrett Eisenhut (F) – Utica Jr Comets
Aries Carangi (G) – Mercer Chiefs
Jace Cranston (D) – Skipjacks Hockey Academy
Declan Cattone (D) – Mercer Chiefs