Welcome back to the AGHF Player of the Week for the week ended December 3rd, 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.

10U Nominating Coach: Rebecca Morse

  • Team: PTL
  • Player’s Name: Aryaa Panwar
  • Jersey Number: 89
  • Position: Forward
  • Aryaa’s engagement with the play has steadily increased as the season has progressed. Her understanding of the game has also grown significantly, and it showed this weekend. She made confident decisions with and without the puck. On Saturday, Aryaa had a very strong second period, assisting on our third goal, then scoring two consecutive goals. On Sunday, she came right to our game from another game at a different rink. Meeting her team on the ice for warmups, she switched gears seamlessly, worked hard all game, and was a difference-maker for us.”

12U Nominating Coach: Robert McCarthy

  • Team: CP Dynamo
  • Player’s Name: Adalena Siebert
  • Jersey Number: 20
  • Position: Forward
  • Addie had a phenomenal night, registering a hat trick and an assist in a tough fought 5-4 loss against a very talented Saugerties team.”

14U Diamond Nominating Coach: Kyra Herbert

  • Team: ST. J
  • Player’s Name: Sarah Cheney
  • Jersey Number: 33
  • Position: Goalie
  • Sarah had a 40-save shutout to help our team secure a 1-0 OT win this weekend. She stopped multiple breakaways including one in OT that served as a break out for our game winning goal.”

14U Platinum Nominating Coach: Jon Bass

  • Team: NJ Bandits
  • Player’s Name: Holland Haftek
  • Jersey Number: 17
  • Position: Forward
  • Holland scored both goals in our Saturday game and this comes as she’s showing growth in her skills and increasing passion for the sport and her team!”

16U Diamond Nominating Coach: Cody Ruff

  • Team: Lehigh Valley Phantoms
  • Player’s Name: Alea Ladika
  • Jersey Number: 29
  • Position: Goalie
  • Alea was a brick wall, backstopping the Phantoms girls to two big wins over the weekend.”

16U Platinum Nominating Coach: Sean O’Connor

  • Team: Maryland Junior Black Bears
  • Player’s Name: Samantha Scott
  • Jersey Number: 91
  • Position: Forward

19U Diamond Nominating Coach: Matt Haney

  • Team: Tri City Eagles
  • Player’s Name: Madison Luniewski
  • Jersey Number: 66
  • Position: Forward
  • “Maddison scored the GWG for us after being down 2-0 on Saturday, & scored the GWG for us on Sunday. She had an overall outstanding weekend after having a rough couple of weeks. She is also a 2008 birthyear”

Honorable Mentions:

Leah KingJr Flyers 10UA10U3Forward
Ava GalleyNY Islanders12U8Defense
Abby GrossmanNY Islanders12U31Goalie
Adalyn FaustWBS Lady Knights12U46Defense
Mackenzie MillerPTL Elite12U19Defense
Ava CrasJr Flyers 14U AA Ettore14U Diamond8Forward
Delaney CozineNJ Bandits 14AA14U Diamond31Goalie
Kacie KaoughPrinceton Tiger Lilies 14u Orange14U Diamond18Defense
MAGNOLIA MARCUSStateline Hawks14U Diamond91Forward
Kenslie RockovitsWBS Lady Knights14U Diamond9Forward
olivia Connorptl14U Platinum2Forward
Logan SullivanPTL Orange16U Diamond93Forward
Maya FelixYork Lady Drvils16U Diamond61Forward
Aurora ShortMaryland Junior Black Bears16U Platinum10Forward
Logan Shumaker-GromekNJ Bandits19U Diamond2Defense