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.
Jeff Compton reviewed the player’s fitness testing results to begin the fourth and final day of the 2011 Male U16 Provincial Camp. Players were informed how they ranked against other players in speed, cardio, agility, balance and strength categories.
Each team then had their fourth and final practice of the camp. The HP 1 Seminar Coaching Staffs designed the practice based around what they had watched in the first two games and what they felt their teams needed for success in the final game.
The BC Hockey High Performance program would like to thank all the HP 1 coach delegates for their hard work in practice and game planning.
Game Five (5): Team Bruins 3 vs. Canucks 3
In a rematch of this year’s Stanley Cup Final Landyn Hickmott’s goal with 1:40 left in the 3rd period gave Team Canucks a 3-3 tie with Team Bruins, leaving the Canucks as the only unbeaten team at the 2011 Male U16 Provincial Camp
Game Six (6): Team Stars 10 vs. Team Flyers 3
An offensive flurry at the start of the 3rd period propelled Team Stars past Team Flyers10-3, giving the Stars a 2-1 record and 2nd place finish in the official standings.
The 2011 Provincial Camp concluded with a parent and player meeting at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre. Everyone was introduced to the Western Branch Challenge Staff and the process for the announcement of the short list and eventually naming of Team BC.
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.