NCDC 2023-24 Players Of The Week: Atlantic Division 

Week of Nov. 29, 2023


Games of Nov. 21-28, 2023


Forward: Carter Hanrahan, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders 

Seven-year USPHL and four-year NCDC veteran Carter Hanrahan, a returning member of the 2023 Dineen Cup Champion Jr. Islanders, put up five assists in the two-game sweep of the Connecticut Jr. Rangers last weekend. That saw him improve to 28 points in 22 games. For his NCDC career, the ‘03 Hanrahan has 119 points in 88 games. For the series with the Rangers, he also led the team with seven blocked shots and led P.A.L. forwards in shorthanded time (10:48). 


Defense: Coleson Hanrahan, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders  

Coleson not only matches his brother in name and blood, but he also put up five assists in the two-game series with Connecticut. The ‘05 from Longmeadow, Mass., a four-year USPHL and two-year NCDC and P.A.L. veteran, bypassed his 2022-23 total of 21 points to sit at 26 points so far this year. His 24:29 per game led the team on the weekend, as did his five hits. 


Goaltender: Dominick Gatto, Mercer Chiefs

Gatto (‘05/St. Charles, Ill.) won both of the Chiefs’ games against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights allowing them to move up three spots in the Atlantic Division standings. Gatto made 68 saves on 71 shots with a 1.50 goals against average, including a huge 42-save performance in a 4-1 victory on Nov. 24. He has a 5-2-1-1 record. 


Rookie*: Ryan Kearney, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders

Former Hill School player Kearney (‘04/Kings Park, N.Y.) posted two goals and two assists for four points to improve to 24 points in 22 games. His 10 shots on goal led the team against Connecticut, and he also had 13 defensive takeaways to lead P.A.L. forwards. 


* = no more than 10 Tier II games prior to 2023-24 / ’04 or younger