||May 17 - 21, 2017
||July 13 - 16, 2017
||September 27 - October 1, 2017
|Pre Stage Camp
||October 28 - 31, 2017
|National Women's U18 Championship
||November 1 - 5, 2017
Identification camp invitations will be distributed prior to March 31, 2017.
Meet Team BC
1. Invitational Selection Camp - May 17 - 21, 2017
Players born in 2000, 2001 and 2002 will be identified throughout the 2016-2017 season by Female Program of Excellence (formerly High Performance Program) evaluators and asked to attend the Invitational Selection Camp (formerly the U18 BC Cup). The event features the top 80 athletes on four (4) jamboree format teams. The first two (2) days of the event consists of practices, team building and fitness testing. The remainder of the weekend is games where players are evaluated on their performance. The top players will advance to the Provincial Camp.
2. Provincial Camp - July 13 - 16, 2017 - Shawnigan Lake
The Provincial Camp will be a weekend camp where Team BC shortlisted players will begin to work on team concepts, training and prepare for the National competition. The camp is based on the national program and the focus will be on developing player’s strength, conditioning, fitness, and nutrition. Throughout the camp players are evaluated on their play, their fitness/strength, their attitude and their perceived contribution to a winning team.
3. September Preparation Tournament - September 27, 2017 - October 1, 2017 - University of British Columbia
At the September Preparation Tournament, players that attended the Provincial Camp will play several exhibition games against Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) schools. Players will be evaluated on their play and selected players will be selected to Team BC.
4. Team BC Pre Stage Camp - October 28 - 31, 2017 - Quebec City, QB
Players selected to Team BC will participate in numerous on and off ice training sessions as they prepare for the National Women's U18 Championship.
6. National Women's U18 Championship - November 1 - 5, 2017 - Quebec City, QB
The 2017 National Women’s U18 Championship will bring together teams made up of the best female hockey players born in 1999 or later. Eight (8) teams from across the country will compete: Alberta, Atlantic, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario Blue, Ontario Red, Quebec, and Saskatchewan. The tournament serves as an important platform for Hockey Canada scouts who evaluate candidates for the Canadian team that will compete at the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, as well as other international events. A number of Canadian Women’s National Team alumni have participated in the event, including Meghan Agosta (2005), Marie-Philip Poulin (2005, 2007, 2008), and Natalie Spooner (2005, 2007).
About the Female U18 Program of Excellence (POE)
BC Hockey’s Female U18 level is the third and final stage of the POE. It is an opportunity for the top players in the Province to train and compete at an elite level and is meant to introduce players to the beginning of the Hockey Canada POE.
The U18 program is designed to emulate national and international competitions. The U16 POE is designed to introduce players to the high performance setting while the U18 program provides an opportunity to excel at an elite level. U18 players will be evaluated by POE evaluators at the club team level throughout the season.
Our U18 athletes will be evaluated on their play at the national competition and successful players will be invited to the Hockey Canada U18 Identification Camp. The POE prepares players for the national program where they will undergo the same fitness testing and attend similar types of camps.
Please refer to this BC Hockey bulletin for more information on the U18 Provincial Evaluation System.
U18 Hockey Canada Program of Excellence
Through the Female POE and club teams player’s will receive exposure to Hockey Canada scouts.