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*Hockey Canada has cancelled all hockey related events and activities, as of March 13, 2020 due to ongoing and evolving concerns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our members, communities and families is our top priority. As a result, all Program of Excellence / Team BC Camps are currently on hold and will take place once Hockey Canada provides the okay to resume hockey.

We are currently working with facilities across the province to determine dates of availability to operate these camps once hockey resumes. Please note that all players born in the appropriate Team BC birth years will still have the opportunity to try out for. For players registered to try out for U18FAAA (formerly FMAAA), if you are unable to attend the new date you will be eligible to submit a late try-out request to be evaluated by the specific U18FAAA team at a later date.

We will remain in contact with the status and provide the new dates for camps as they become available. We appreciate your patience throughout this process, and encourage you to reach out to if you have any questions or concerns on this matter.

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Program Steps

1. U18 FAAA/POE U16/U18 Open Camps - Various dates

Players born in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 will be identified throughout the 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 - TBD - 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 

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

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.

5. 2021 National Women's U18 Championship 

The 2021 National Women's U18 Championship will bring together teams made up of the best female hockey players born in 2004 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.

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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  

Please note that BC Hockey’s Program of Excellence (POE) is currently on pause due to Covid-19.

We are excited to have our POE programs return when possible and will provide updates through our website and social media platforms once Provincial Health advises that it is safe to return.



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