Ottawa, Ontario – The CCHL2 circuit is in full-form and is really starting to heat up as we enter Mid-November. Just a couple of more weeks until the second-half of the season comes to an end.

Here is an updated list of ’01 or ’02 players playing in the CCHL Tier 2 that could make the jump to the CCHL Tier 1 level next season.

September’s list, see link:

#1: Noel Moses de Kemp, ’01 RW (Ottawa Jr. Canadians)

De, Kemp, just 17 years old was snubbed from September’s Prospect Report. The Ottawa native easily jumps to #1 on this list as he leads all CCHL2 Rookies in points (25) and goals (14) while playing in just 19 games with the 19-1 Ottawa Jr. Canadians. Recently, he was acquired by the Rockland Nationals from the Navan Grads in exchange for ’99 F Alex Robert. It looks like he will make the jump to the Tier 1 level next season as his 6’2 frame, toughness and speed make him a force on the ice.

#2: Owen Bennett, ’02 G (Carleton Place Jr. Canadians) 

Bennett, 16, like de Kemp was unranked on our September Prospect Report but 100% make’s the list this time around. The 6’3 netminder was a 4th round pick of the Guelph Storm last year and currently leads all rookie goalies in GAA at 2.85. In October – he posted a 2.23 GAA / .927 SV% in seven starts. He was called up for one start with the Carleton Place Canadians and allowed two goals on 31 shots. He is a big goaltender that is always in position to stop the puck. I’d expect him to either move up to the Tier 1 or Major Junior level next year.

#3: Thomas Freel, ’01 C (Ottawa Jr. Canadians)

Freel, 17, will most likely move up to the CCHL Tier 1 level with the Ottawa Jr. Senators next season. The OJS coaching staff is very high on him as they say he has excellent hockey IQ and speed which allows him to either take the puck away or split the defense. Among CCHL2 Rookies, he is first in assists (14) second in scoring (24) and tied for third with 10 goals.

#4: Jake Code, ’01 RW (Carleton Place Jr. Canadians)

Code, 17, at one point was leading all rookies in goals and points. His 11 goals is tied for third while his 21 points ranks third. The Elmira, Ontario native is expected to jump up to the CCHL Tier 1 Canadians roster next season. One of his biggest assets is his shot and skating ability.

#5: Justin Jamer, ’01 RW (Ottawa West Golden Knights)

Jamer, 17, is playing in his second season in the CCHL2 after playing his age 16 year with the Golden Knights last year. The Ottawa native started the season with the Navan Grads but was sent back to Ottawa West to further his development. So far he has 11 points in 10 games. This season Jamer has more speed and uses 6’4 body to protect the puck along the wall and drive the net. Strong chance he moves up again next year.

Coaches Pick: Artyom Shiman, ’01 C (Whitewater Kings)

Shiman, 17, is a prospect of the Pembroke Lumber Kings organization and is expected to make the jump to the Pembroke roster next season. He has 11 goals and 17 points in 15 games this season. His biggest strength are his hands, puck protection skills and shooting ability.