2015 Team BC Shortlist
U16 Team BC - Canada Winter Games
The Canada Winter Games is held every four (4) years. The next winter games will be held February 13, 2015 - March 1, 2015 in Prince George, BC. Before heading to the Canada Winter Games, Team BC will participate in pre-staging camp that is geared towards player development, team systems and team building.
Program Steps - 2015
1. Player Evaluation
Players are evaluated during the season on their Club Team by the District Evaluators. Invites are based on player evaluation.
2. U16 BC Cup
A jamboree style tournament mixing the players from various regions to make six (6) teams
3. U16 Provincial Camp
Players are selected based on performance at U16 BC Cup and divided into two (2) teams
4. Team BC
Team will be announced October 2015
Based on performance at the Provincial Camp, 20 players will be named to Team BC and will compete at the 2015 Western Branch Challenge Cup.
U16 Team BC – Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup, presented by the WHL
The Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup, presented by the WHL, happens every non Canada Winter Games year on the last weekend of October and the first week of November. Before heading to the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup, Team BC participates in a pre-stage camp that is geared towards team systems and team building.
Team BC competed at the 2013 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup and fell short in the final game against Team Alberta to bring home the silver medal. Defenseman Dante Fabbro (Surrey, BC) and forward Tyson Jost (Kelowna, BC) were named to the 2013 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup All-Star Team.
For the first time in the history of the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup, Team BC captured gold in 2012 with a win over Team Alberta in the Championship game. Team BC finished the tournament with a perfect 4-0 record. Defenseman Chaz Reddekopp (West Kelowna, BC) and forward Matthew Barzal (Coquitlam, BC) were named to the 2012 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup All-Star Team.
The Challenge Cup is a round robin format tournament consisting of the four (4) western branches: BC Hockey, Hockey Alberta, Saskatchewan Hockey Association and Hockey Manitoba. The final game is determined based on the round robin standings.
Team BC Staff
Team BC staff consists of BC's top individuals from across BC that have participated and excelled in the Provincial Male U16 and U17 High Performance programs. U16 Team BC staff will be selected each Canada Winter Games year by application to the BC Hockey Executive committee.
- Players must be BC Hockey registered.
- Players must be born in the appropriate year (1999).
- Player must meet BC Hockey residential qualifications as outlined in HC Regulations or as directed by Hockey Canada program policy.
- Players must be male.
- Players must be registered on their respective Minor Hockey Association's top TWO teams in the Bantam Division
To be eligible, players playing Bantam (forwards and defense) must be registered on one (1) of the top two (2) Bantam teams in their Minor Hockey Association. In the case of Hockey Canada Sports Schools players must play on the top TWO teams in the Bantam division at the institution to be eligible. Should individual questions regarding eligibility arise, please email your question to the BC Hockey office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed and should a decision be made that the player is deemed eligible to attend the BC Hockey High Performance Zone Camp, BC Hockey will contact the applicant.
Complete High Performance Program policies can be found in the BC Hockey policy manual.
Past Team BC Photo’s