Here are your Tier 1 Hockey Federation Players of the Week and Peak Performer ending September 24th, 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 Division: Nominating Coach: Alex Beatrice

  • Team: Jersey Mustangs Elite
  • Player’s Name: Corey Skowronski
  • Jersey Number: 37
  • Position: Left Wing
  • Quote: Corey used his size, speed, and skill every shift this weekend to help the team in 2 big league games. He will be a major part of our team’s success all season.

10U Major Division: Nominating Coach: Joseph Taglia

  • Team: PAL Jr Islanders
  • Player’s Name: James Ciancimino
  • Jersey Number: 15
  • Position: Left Wing
  • Quote: James played great all weekend. He had a few big goals and showed up. He showed great hockey IQ, and it paid off with the puck in the net!

11U Division: Nominating Coach: Alex Ufberg

  • Team: Revolution Elite
  • Player’s Name: Mark Morav
  • Jersey Number: 91
  • Position: Defense
  • Quote: Mark Morav helped his team achieve 3 victories this past weekend. He tied the game against Pal Islanders with only 17 seconds left in the game and then scored the winning goal in OT.

12U Division: Nominating Coach: Ryan Williams

  • Team: Woodbridge Wolfpack
  • Player’s Name: Brayden McCree
  • Jersey Number: 88
  • Position: Center
  • Quote: Brayden is unselfish, leads by example, cares about the game and his teammates, plays the game the right way, and always does the right thing when no one is looking.

13U Division: Nominating Coach: Bob Criscuolo

  • Team: Flyers Elite
  • Player’s Name: Gunnar Hanzl
  • Jersey Number: 17
  • Position: Defense
  • Quote: Gunnar continues to quietly lead our defense and also provided a goal and three assists, including the primary assist on both game winners this weekend!

14U Division: Nominating Coach: Vincent Caruso/Frank Inzano

  • Team: Mercer Chiefs
  • Player’s Name: Brendan Rooney
  • Jersey Number: 17
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: Brendan has continued to work hard every game, no matter what the situation, and his two goals this past weekend were a product of his efforts.

15U Division: Nominating Coach: Dean Whittingham

  • Team: PHA Icemen
  • Player’s Name: Chris (CJ) Gworek
  • Jersey Number: 24
  • Position: Center
  • Quote: Raised his compete level to another level, scoring 6 goals including 3 pp and 1 shorthanded goal to help his team go 3 and 1 on the weekend.

16U Division: Nominating Coach: Brian Gratz

  • Team: Indiana Elite
  • Player’s Name: Hudson Kutchma
  • Jersey Number: 29
  • Position: Goalie
  • Quote: 2-1-0 record that included 2 shutouts. Stopped 58 of 62 shots on the weekend and registered an assist.

18U Division: Nominating Coach: David Kosick

  • Team: Esmark Stars
  • Player’s Name: Alex Thomas
  • Jersey Number: 85
  • Position: Forward
  • Quote: Alex had a solid weekend for the Stars as they went 3-1-0-0 in four games at the T1HF Pittsburgh event including registering a three-goal hat-trick and adding two assists to record 5 points in an 8-1 win over the New Jersey 87’s. For the weekend, Thomas recorded 3 goals and 5 assists.

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

William Bodine IVNY Arrows9U28Right Wing
Joey MazzaRevolution Elite9U98Forward
Niko CobosWoodbridge Wolfpack9U80Goalie
Luca IulianoConnecticut Chiefs9U78Center/Right Wing
Logan KellyPalmyra Black Knights10U37Center
adam davinoMercer Chiefs10U29Goalie
Jax SummersTri State Spartans10U34Right Wing
Kendall AnnettsTri State Spartans10U87Center
Nicholas OppedisanoNY Arrows11U8Right Wing
Ian McGrathJersey Hitmen11U72Left Wing
Colton IannaconeMercer Chiefs12U30Goalie
David TurkowitzNYC Hockey Club13U33Forward
Brandon LeverNY Arrows13U23Forward
Kyle LenzNY Arrows13U21Defense
CJ YoungFlyers Elite13U41Goalie
Quinn LeonardsFlyers Elite13U8Right Wing
Ronnie ZieglerRockets Hockey Club14U23Forward
Nick FerraraNH Hitmen15U13Forward
Nick DesderioRockets Hockey Club15U2Center
Timothy BarrinsNY Arrows15U91Forward
Sean PorterTri-State Spartans15U81Forward/Defense
Jacob McCulloughNew Jersey Jets15U6Defense
Charlie WilsonSpringfield PICs16U6Left Wing
Brendan DaltonNY Arrows16U9Center
Gleb SubachEsmark Stars18U90Goalie
Edward KienzleNJ 87S18U19Forward
David SerdyukovMercer Chiefs18U81Left Wing
Matt KetchamNorthern Cyclones18U32Goalie
Zander LipsettTri-State Spartans18U17Center