Here are your Tier 1 Hockey Federation Players of the Week and Peak Performer ending January 28th, 2024. 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 Division: Nominating Coach: Scott Usmail

  • Team: Utica Jr Comets
  • Player’s Name: Dominic Summa
  • Jersey Number: 2
  • Position: Defense
  • Dominic had a great weekend in two games he added 2 goals with three assists. Dominic made the transition to defense this year adding that offensive ability on the blue as well as being a force defensively game in and game out.

10U Division: Nominating Coach: Magnus Elgstam

  • Team: New Jersey Jets
  • Player’s Name: Vincent Velvano
  • Jersey Number: 25
  • Position: Forward
  • “Vincent Have been one off the teams strongest players the hole season. By putting up goals in almost every game. Close to 3 points in average. And 3 goals in the Sundays game. He is a fast skater for his age and see the game well. Not afraid to go in to the corner or crouch the net. Winning or losing doesn’t matter for this kid he just loves to play.”

11U Division: Nominating Coach: Bryan Hluska

  • Team: Utica Jr Comets
  • Player’s Name: Dominick Demperio
  • Jersey Number: 50
  • Position: Goalie
  • Dominick played very solid in net all 4 games this weekend. Taking just over 100 shots and only allowing 6 goals.

14U Division: Nominating Coach: Greg Vanover

  • Team: Rocky Mountain RoughRiders
  • Player’s Name: Jacob Smith
  • Jersey Number: 70
  • Position: Forward
  • Jacob had 7 goals and 3 assists in 4 games helping lead his Roughriders 14u team to THF Central Division Champions.

15U Division: Nominating Coach: Jonathan Johnson

  • Team: American Hockey Academy
  • Player’s Name: Preston Vayonis
  • Jersey Number: 4
  • Position: Defense
  • Preston had a breakout weekend with 3 goals in two THF wins over CJR.

16U Division: Nominating Coach: Sean Freeman

  • Team: Team Illinois
  • Player’s Name: Parker Cha
  • Jersey Number: 13
  • Position: Defense
  • Played 20 minutes a game, physical presence who helped set the tone for the team to win the Central Playoffs.

18U Division: Nominating Coach: Skylar Miller

  • Team: Biggby Coffee AAA
  • Player’s Name: Riley Fast
  • Jersey Number: 47
  • Position: Forward
  • Though we came up short in the THF Central Championship game, Riley Fast was scoring at a high rate all weekend. Every time he let off a shot this weekend it felt like it was going to be a goal. Very proud of what Riley produced on the ice this weekend.

Honorable Mentions
All players nominated by a coach receive an Honorable Mention

Luca PatseyRed Bank Generals10U79Goalie
Adam DavinoMercer Chiefs10U29Goalie
Lucas TimparasMercer Chiefs11U87Forward
Deaglan DodgeUtica Jr Comets11U34Forward
Connor PhelpsTri-State Spartans14U24Forward
David FurmanWolfpack Hockey15U31Goalie
Sam GoldBiggby Coffee AAA16U37Center
Lucas MarshallAmerican Hockey Academy16U26Forward
Robert BirdColorado Springs Tigers18U21Forward
Collin McCloudTri-State Spartans18U1Goalie
Gavin ScottSkipjacks Hockey Academy18U15Forward
Dylan NewtonSan Jose Jr. Sharks18U31Goalie
Logan TomaselloAmerican Hockey Acadmey18U17Wing