The THF announces the Players of the Week for the week ending November 20, 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: Rocco Luppino (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 4, Assists: 4

“Rocco showed up in a huge way for the Hitmen this weekend, registering 4 goals & 4 assists during two THF games against the Woodbridge Wolfpack 10U Minor and Rockets 10U Major. He’s been the engine of the team and has played his best games against the top teams. Roc has also been critical defensively, on the PK, & in the faceoff circle!” said Coach Daniel Sabato.

Age Level / Division: 10U
Team: PAL Jr Islanders
Player: Steven Toro (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 1, Assists: 0

“Regardless of only playing one game this weekend, Steven scored a very nice goal and provided support defensively in a head to head rivalry game with the LI Royals,” said Coach Bobby Weston.

Age Level / Division: 11U
Team: PAL Jr Islanders
Player: Liam Vanderbeek (G) – Games: 2, Goals Against: 3, Saves: 37

“Liam turned aside 28 shots in regulation and then made 7 more saves in the shootout helping the PAL Jr Islanders win the game in an 8 round shootout!” said Coach David Ehrlich.

Age Level / Division: 12U
Team: CP Dynamo
Player: Anthony Barna (D) – Games: 2, Goals: 0, Assists: 4

“Anthony had 4 assists this weekend and leads our team in league scoring as a defenseman,” said Coach Tim Barcomb.

Age Level / Division: 13U
Team: Esmark Stars
Player: Maksim Popienko (F) – Games: 4, Goals: 6, Assists: 2

“Ranked 2nd in points for the St. Louis NAPHL Showcase,” said Coach Dalton Moore.

Age Level / Division: 14U
Team: Revolution Elite
Player: Sam Norton (F) – Games: 5, Goals: 6, Assists: 6

“Sam led our team in the Eastern Exposure Series this weekend with 6 goals and 5 assists. His combination of size, strength, and speed separates him amongst his peers,” said Coach Geoffrey Beauparlant.

Age Level / Division: 15U
Team: Esmark Stars
Player: Dylan Yealy (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 3, Assists: 1

“Dylan’s outstanding play defensively as well as offensively led Esmark to victories over the New Jersey Hitmen 6-1 and 5-3,” said Coach Chris Stern.

Age Level / Division: 16U
Team: Vegas Jr. Golden Knights
Player: Hunter Toms (D) – Games: 4, Goals: 3, Assists: 2

“Had a Hat Trick and 1 assist for a 4 pt game. 2 Power play goals and the GWG. Had an assist in a previous game for a 5 pt weekend,” said Coach Matt Johnson.

Age Level / Division: 18U
Team: Team Maryland
Player: Dan Cardozo (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 4, Assists: 1

“Cardozo scored a highlight reel goal on the kill and then added a second goal in the period in the THF Game of the Week,” said Coach Eric Conway.


Brayden Bitely (F) – CP Dynamo

Roman Ilyaich (F) – NY Aviators
Daphne Hu (F) – Rockets

Louis Arze (F) – Wolfpack Hockey Club

Nixon Eldredge (F) – Wasatch Renegades

Hunter Parrillo (F) – NJ Jets
Hunter Mabee (F) – Rockets

James Tarobaccia (G) – Jersey Hitmen
Jack Freiser (F) – Atlantic Coast Academy
Graham Leonard (D) – NJ Jets
Wyatt Hanna (F) – Wasatch Renegades

Joey Roselli (F) – Philadelphia Flyers Elite
Joey Walsh (G) – PAL Jr Islanders
Gleb Ushakov (F) – Mercer Chiefs
Luke Golisano (F) – Westchester Express