Team Philadelphia is pleased to announce the organization’s Players of the Week for week ending November 3, 2019. The Players of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2019-20 regular season that recognizes top performing players for the Bantam, Midget and 18U levels. Only players that are recommended by their respective teams are considered for the Players of the Week award.
Bantam A National Black – First Star
With his team completing a double header sweep of the Montogmery Blue Devils Gold to move into third place in the EJEPL, Zach Ruffenach scored the game winning goal in a 2 – 1 victory in the morning games which was assisted by Jimmy Hayes and Gabe Bedwell. Ruffenach continued his excellent play and had three points (2 goals and 1 assist) in the afternoon game.
Bantam A National Black – Second Star
Jimmy Hayes scored the game winning goal in a 9-0 victory (assisted by Bedwell and Ruffenach). He continued to complete the sweep by adding two more goals for a hat trick and an additional two assists for a six-point day.
Bantam A National Black – Honorable Mention
Gabe Bedwell had at total of four points (3 assists in the morning game and 1 assist in the afternoon game). Bedwell has been playing excellent hockey throughout the season and his game is continuing to improve at the right time.
Bantam B National Orange – First Star
Anthony Barbuto – Goaltender who made eleven saves in the 9 – 0 shutout win over the Grundy Senators in Saturday’s win, and turned aside 29 shots to keep his team in the game in Sunday’s 5 – 2 loss to the undefeated Kings.
Bantam B National Orange – Second Star
Preston Wilson had four points (2 goals and 2 assists) in Saturday’s 9 – 0 win over Grundy.
Bantam B National Orange – Honorable Mention
Andrew Watson, defenseman, had one assist in the loss to the Kings but played great defensively in both games over the weekend
Bantam B National Black – First Star
Darian Freed had six points (5 goals and 1 assist) in two games past weekend.
Bantam B National Black – Second Star
Dale Mackay had four points (3 goals and 1 assist) in two games over the weekend.