Yet another player to spend his 16-year old season in the EOJHL before making the jump to the CCHL as a 17-year old, Corey Tam is an impressive young man.  The swift skating defenseman is in his first season with the Nepean Raiders where he has posted 3 goals and 15 points, as well as lead all first year Raiders with 8 power play points.  The native of Ottawa Ontario, Tam has never been a high point producer at any level but his hockey sense and maturity is beginning to kick in allowing him to become a player to lean on.

During his Minor Midget season while a product of the Ottawa Senators AAA Program, the 5-10, 150 lb rearguard potted 1 goal and 11 points.  He would also suit up as a member of the championship winning club Team ODHA in the Annual Gold Cup Tournament which features the top Under-16 players in Ontario.  Following that season he would be invited to the Nepean Raiders camp, although he probably could have suited up as a 16-year old, it was recommended he spend the year in Junior B where he would receive more ice time.

As a rookie with the Ottawa West Golden Knights of the EOJHL, Tam would score 2 goals and 14 points, finishing 2nd in defense scoring on the club despite being 4-5 years younger than a lot of his competition. The Golden Knights would go on to win the Metro-Valley Conference Championship before falling to the Casselman Vikings in the EOJHL Final.

The young blueliner is hoping to obtain an NCAA Scholarship and it could happen very soon due to his strong play in his CCHL rookie season.  He is able to control the play and calm things down due to his poise, he dishes out a great first pass and skates extremely well.  Obviously at just 17 he will need to get stronger and add some weight to his frame but has plenty of time to do so.

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