Meet Team BC
1. FMAAA/POE U16/U18 Open Camps - Various dates
Players born in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 will be identified throughout the 2018-2019 season by Female Program of Excellence (formerly High Performance Program) evaluators, as well athletes can sign up for an open try out. The weekend consists of on ice skill sessions, fitness testing and games. The athletes identify during registration if they are being identified for POE, the Female Midget AAA League (FMAAA) or both, and they are evaluated throughout the weekend in all onn and off ice activities.. The top players will advance to the Provincial Camp.
2. Provincial Camp - July 25 - 28, 2019 - 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 Camp - September 19 - 22, 2019 - Vancouver
At the September Preparation Camp, players will play several exhibition games against local zone teams and the UBC women’s hockey team. Players will be evaluated on their play and selected players will be selected to Team BC.
4. Team BC Pre Stage Camp - September 18 - 22, 2019
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. 2019 National Women's U18 Championship - November 3 - 9, 2019 - Morden and Winkler, Manitoba
The 2019 National Women's U18 Championship will bring together teams made up of the best female hockey players born in 2002 or later. 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.
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.
2019 Team BC
U18 Hockey Canada Program of Excellence
Through the Female POE and club teams player’s will receive exposure to Hockey Canada scouts.