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The Male Program of Excellence (POE) has been restructured to better align with the key characteristics of the new program.  With a greater focus on player development, BC Hockey will now have a better opportunity to work with and alongside the athletes.

The main change to the Male POE is the re-introduction of the U16 Regional Camps.

This season U15 and U16 Regional Camps will be operated in co-operation with the BC Major Midget League (MML) and the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL).   Team staff from local teams will be assigned a camp location with the expectation to deliver the camp and a high performance experience for the players in attendance.  Player attendance and participation at the U15 and U16 Regional Camps, combined with in-year evaluation, will determine players that will be selected to attend the U15 Tournament and U16 BC Cup.

Upcoming Events


Team BC Pre-Stage October 14 - 16, 2017

Calgary, AB

Western U16 Challenge Cup

October 17 - 22, 2017

Calgary, AB

Meet the 2017 U16 Team BC


Behind the Scenes at Provincial Camp


Meet 2016 Male U16 Team BC

2016 Provincial Camp Behind the Scenes

2016 U16 BC Cup Highlights

Athlete Eligibility

For the 2016-2017 season, eligible athletes must:

  1. Be BC Hockey registered.
  2. Be born in the appropriate year (2002). 
  3. Meet BC Hockey residential qualifications as outlined in Hockey Canada Regulations or as directed by Hockey Canada program policy.
  4.  Be male. 

Complete Program of Excellence (POE) policies can be found in the BC Hockey policy manual.

Program Steps

1. Regional Camps - held by April 2, 2017 - Various Locations

Players born in 2002 are welcome to attend the the three (3) day camp within the zone their custodial parents(s) reside.  Players will go through numerous on and off ice training and skills development sessions.  Player attendance and participation at the Regional Camps, combined with in-year evaluation, will determine players that will be selected to attend the BC Cup.

2. U16 BC Cup - April 19 - 23, 2017 - Salmon Arm, BC

A jamboree style tournament mixing the players from various regions to make eight (8) teams 

3. U16 Provincial Camp - July 11 - 16, 2017 - Shawnigan Lake, BC

Players are selected based on performance at U16 BC Cup and divided into three (3) teams

4. Team BC - Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup - October 2017 - Calgary, AB

Based on performance at the Provincial Camp, 20 players will be named to Team BC and will compete at the 2017 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup.

Other Videos

2015 MU16 BC Cup Wrap Video I (video)

The Story of Us - 2015 MU16 Team BC (video)

Meet the 2015 MU16 Team BC (video)

Canada Winter Games 2015 Player to Watch - Jordy Bellerive (video) 

2015 U16 Team BC Floorette Exhibition Game (video)

2015 U16 Team BC - All I Want for Christmas (video)

Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup

The Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup, presented by the WHL, happens every non Canada Winter Games year on the last weekend of October and the first week of November.  Before heading to the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup, Team BC participates in a pre-stage camp that is geared towards team systems and team building.

Team BC brought home the silver medal at the 2016 Western Canada Challenge Cup in November 2016.

Team BC competed at the 2013 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup and fell short in the final game against Team Alberta to bring home the silver medal.  Defenseman Dante Fabbro (Surrey, BC) and forward Tyson Jost (Kelowna, BC) were named to the 2013 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup All-Star Team.

For the first time in the history of the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup, Team BC captured gold in 2012 with a win over Team Alberta in the Championship game.  Team BC finished the tournament with a perfect 4-0 record.  Defenseman Chaz Reddekopp (West Kelowna, BC) and forward Matthew Barzal (Coquitlam, BC) were named to the 2012 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup All-Star Team.

The Challenge Cup is a round robin format tournament consisting of the four (4) western branches: BC Hockey, Hockey Alberta, Saskatchewan Hockey Association and Hockey Manitoba. The final game is determined based on the round robin standings.

U16 Team BC - Canada Winter Games

The Canada Winter Games is held every four (4) years.  The next winter games will be in 2019, in Red Deer, Alberta. 

Past Team BC Photo’s 

2012 Team BC

2011 Team BC

2009 Team BC

2007 Team BC

2003 Team BC








For the first time since 2012, and the second time overall, British Columbia has won the WHL Cup (formerly Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup) after a 4-3 overtime victory over Alberta. Ben King (Vernon) scored the gold medal goal for BC in the extra frame.

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