The THF announces the Players of the Week for the week ending December 11th, 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: Woodbridge Wolfpack
Player: Riley Chen (D) – Games: 3, Goals: 0, Assists: 3
“Riley defended with fantastic effort and determination this weekend helping the team go 2-1 in league play against CJR and Hitmen. He made great plays on the defensive side of the puck and making passes that resulted in goals. Riley never gives up on a play,” said Coach Mark Lotito.
Age Level / Division: 10U
Team: Jersey Hitmen
Player: Hudson Depiero (G) – Games: 3, Goals Against: 7, Saves: 68
“Hudson had a very strong weekend, stopping 68 out 75 shots in a 3 game span. He was one of the top players in a 4-3 win over MassCon on Saturday, and responded by stopping all 16 shots he faced against the Rockets on Sunday for his 4th shutout of the season,” said Coach Pat Verney.
Age Level / Division: 11U
Team: Team Maryland
Player: Bennett Rzepkowski (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 4, Assists: 2
“Bennett was smart on both sides of the puck. Creating offense by moving his feet and playing with his head up. Did a great job finishing his scoring chances,” said Coach Ray Kizzie.
Age Level / Division: 12U
Team: Flyers Elite
Player: Chris McFadden (F) – Games: 1, Goals: 4, Assists: 0
“Chris took over in the third period of a 2-2 game by scoring four goals in leading the team to a come from behind, 6-3, win. With a lethal combination of speed and quickness, Chris was a threat to score every time he stepped on the ice,” said Coach Bob Criscuolo.
Age Level / Division: 13U
Team: Westchester Express
Player: Will Soffer (F) – Games: 4, Goals: 7, Assists: 8
Age Level / Division: 14U
Team: Revolution Elite
Player: Max Pichkar (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 0, Assists: 0
“Max is the ultimate competitor. He has an excellent hockey IQ and is willing to engage in all situations. He battles along the wall and is a team first player,” said Coach Geoffrey Beauparlant.
Age Level / Division: 15U
Team: Esmark Stars
Player: Vitaliy Ulianov (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 2, Assists: 2
“Vitaliy’s 2 goals and 2 assists and strong penalty killing were key in a split at home w Ohio Jr. Blue Jackets,” said Coach Chris Stern.
Age Level / Division: 16U
Team: Atlantic Coast Academy
Player: Brady Hawkins (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 1, Assists: 3
“Good job Brady!” said Coach Paul Traynor.
Age Level / Division: 18U
Team: Esmark Stars
Player: Derek Pietrzyk (F) – Games: 2, Goals: 2, Assists: 2
“Derek picked up four points (2G, 2A) in a two game road sweep for Esmark’s Midget Major squad,” said Coach Dave Kosick.
Jack Dato (F) – NY Aviators
Stephen Cowan (F) – NY Aviators
Patrick Seamens (G) – Revolution Elite
Brayden McCree (F) – Woodbridge Wolfpack
Keagan Rypkema (G) – Jersey Hitmen
Sammy Leonardo (F) – Team Maryland
Deverin Warner (F) – Woodbridge Wolfpack
Hunter Mabee (F) – Rockets
Travis Plylar (F) – Potomac Patriots
Luke Perfidio (F) – Revolution Elite
Chase Tovsky (F) – Revolution Elite
Ryan Suchy (F) – Revolution Elite
Nick Radcliffe (G) – Flyers Elite
Stephen Chen (G) – Mercer Chiefs
Ben Barrett (F) – Team Maryland