The BC Hockey Male Under 16 Provincial Camp is underway in Penticton, BC at the South Okanagan Event Centre. The five (5) day camp will include on and off-ice activities, and will introduce high performance athletes to the most up to date information and concepts as they relate to both National and International levels of hockey.
Day two (2) began with a presentation by the head coach of Team BC for the Western Branch Challenge, Adam Hayduk. A video was used to outline key offensive and defensive tactics that Team BC will use.
The final component of the fitness testing was completed after the presentation. After the players recovered from their second day of fitness testing, ice sessions in the morning were focused on the goaltenders. The sessions were very productive and included a technical component, theory component and a battling component.
The first set of games were played Friday evening. Please see below for game results.
Game One (1): Team Stars 3 vs. Team Bruins 6
Game Two (2): Team Canucks 8 vs. Team Flyers 5
The 70 players invited to attend the camp were selected based on performances at the U16 BC Cup that was held in Kamloops, BC from April 27 – May 1, 2011. Based on performance at the Provincial Camp, 20 players will be selected to Team BC which will compete at the Western Branch Challenge in Moose Jaw, SK from October 28-31, 2011.
The BC Hockey High Performance Under 16 Program is designed as an introduction to BC Hockey’s High Performance Program, exposing players, coaches and officials to short term competition. The U16 Program also acts as a precursor to the BC Hockey High Performance U17 Program, which is used to identify and train players and team personnel for Provincial, Regional and National Teams.