Pittsburgh, PA - Dylan Yearly, a member of the Midget U15 Pure Esmark Stars, and Maksim Popienko, a member of the Esmark Stars Bantam Minor (2009) squad, were each selected as the Player's of the Week for the 2007 and 2009, Midget 15U Pure and Bantam Minor, for week 13 of the Tier 1 Hockey Federation (T1HF) season.
Yearly was recognized for his outstanding play defensively, as well as offensively, helping lead Esmark to a pair of T1HF wins over the Jersey Hitmen.
Popienko was recognized for his work at the NAPHL Showcase in St. Louis. He finished the showcase / tournament as the second leading scorer, 8 points (6G, 2A) in the U13 division, and helped lead the Stars to the Championship game.
The T1HF announces the Players of the Week for each age classification at the conclusion of each week of play.