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Event Location Dates
December Prep Camp Penticton, BC

December 20 - 23, 2018



2019 Canada Winter Games Red Deer, AB

February 15 - March 3, 2019

2019 Team BC Shortlist

2017 U18 National Championship - Bronze Medalists

Meet the 2017 U18 Team BC

Program Steps

1. Invitational Selection Camp - April 12 - 15, 2018

Players born in 2001, 2002 and 2003 will be identified throughout the 2017-2018 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 31 - August 3, 2018 - 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. December Preparation Camp - December 20 - 23, 2018 - Penticton

At the December Preparation Camp, players that attended the Provincial Camp will play several exhibition games against local zone teams.  Players will be evaluated on their play and selected players will be selected to Team BC.

4. Team BC Pre Stage Camp 

Players selected to Team BC will participate in numerous on and off ice training sessions as they prepare for the Canada Winter Games.

6. 2019 Canada Winter Games - February 23 - March 3, 2019 - Red Deer, AB

The 2019 Canada Winter Games will bring together teams made up of the best female hockey players born in 2001 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.

U18 Hockey Canada Program of Excellence

Through the Female POE and club teams player’s will receive exposure to Hockey Canada scouts. 

For questions relating to U18 evaluation process, please refer to your Female POE District Coordinator. If you have any additional questions please contact the BC Hockey Office at  


For the second year in a row, Team BC brings home the bronze medal at the 2017 National Women’s U18 Championship wrapping up today in Quebec City, Quebec.  The team defeated Team Saskatchewan in overtime 2 - 1.

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