Team Philadelphia is pleased to announce the organization’s Players of the Week for week ending February 2, 2020. 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 - Dax Nguyen – First Star
The Bantam A Black team participated in the EJEPL playoffs this weekend facing off against four opponents. Dax tallied a total of nine points, including two hat tricks. One of the hat tricks took his team to a 3-2 victory Saturday night over the Long Island Royals after the team was trailing 2-0 heading into the third period.
Bantam A National Black - Andrew Mermelstein – Second Star
Andrew's solid defensive play allowed the team to win three games this weekend. In addition to being a solid blue liner, he added an assist and two goals - one a solid blast from the point that sailed into the back of York's net in a closely contested 5-3 victory.
Bantam B National Orange - Anthony Barbuto – First Star
Barbuto made 29 saves in 3-2 win over Wissahickon on Saturday including several big saves on breakaways to protect the lead.
Bantam B National Orange - Devon Heckman – Second Star
Heckman got the team rolling with a nice goal in the first period and was the team’s most physical player the whole game.
Bantam B National Orange – Clay Smart - Honorable Mention
Smart had two points (1 goal and 1 assist) and along with all the of the team’s other defensemen, did a great job shutting down the Wissahickon attack.