SOL SHSHL Player of the Week
This recognition is sponsored by Bergey’s Inc. Athletes are chosen based on nomination of coaches, and the recipient must be a positive presence on the ice and a credit to the game. Consideration also is given to the student-athlete’s standing in the school and community.
A four-year varsity player, Neshaminy’s senior captain is the leader of a Redskin squad that will compete in the SHSHL playoffs. In 15 games this season, DeMatteo, who plays center, has 18 goals and 12 assists for 30 points. He plans to continue his ice hockey career at the collegiate level.
“Joey has been a tremendous leader for us over the past few seasons - including wearing the C for us this year,” coach Matt DeMateo said. “He constantly works hard and leads by example. He has great hands and a lethal shot, making him a threat in the offensive zone whenever he has the puck. As a center, he also plays a very responsible two-way game and is excellent defensively down low in our zone cutting off plays to the net.”
Best memory playing high school hockey: Winning the first annual Gannon Cup junior year.
Part of game I enjoy most: Seeing the boys every day of the week.
How did you get involved in hockey? My father played hockey, and it interested me.
My role models are: My mom and dad
Music on mobile device: Zac Brown Band
Favorite food: Chick-fil-A Spicy Chicken Sandwich
Favorite class: Economics
Future plans: Attend four-year college, major in business marketing, and play college hockey.
Four people I’d invite to a dinner party: Donald Trump, Dan Bilzerian, Paul Bissonete, Ryan Whitney..
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