OTTAWA, ON – The Central Canada Hockey League is pleased to announce that Smiths Falls Bears captain Sean James has been voted the 2022-23 Top Graduating Player.
In 54 games of action, the 2002 born Almonte, ON native sits tops in the CCHL in Points (84), Goals (41), while also leading all players with 8 Game-Winning Goals.
A member of the Bears organization since 2018, James came up through the Bears system playing one season with the Bears U18AAA club before one season with the Westport Rideaus of the EOJHL prior to cracking the CCHL roster.
In 116 career regular season and playoff games, James has totalled 179 points (75G, 104A).
“Since entering the Bears organization in 2018 Sean has continued to Develop, Grow and Mature his game in becoming one of the best players in both the CCHL & CJHL,” said Bears Head Coach Pat Malloy. “He has succeeded at each level from U18 to Jr B finishing with the Jr A Bears where he has represented the organization with his Elite On-Ice play and Off-Ice Excellence. Sean Earned an NCAA D1 scholarship through his dedication and continued development in the CCHL.”
James came up through the Ottawa Valley Titans AAA and Ottawa Valley Silver Seven AA Minor Hockey programs.