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Upcoming Events U16

*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, the Program of Excellence / Team BC Camps  are currently on hold and will take place once Hockey Canada provides the okay to resume hockey programs.

We are currently working with facilities across the province to determine dates of availability to operate these camps once hockey resumes. 

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.


Athlete Eligibility

For the 2021-2022 season, eligible athletes must:

  1. Be BC Hockey registered.
  2. Be born in the appropriate year (2006). 
  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 - TBD - Various Locations

Players born in 2006 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 - TBD - Salmon Arm

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

3. U16 Provincial Camp - TBD - Shawnigan Lake

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

4. 2021 Western Hockey League (WHL) Cup

Team BC competes at the Western Hockey League (WHL) Cup (formerly Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup) in non-Canada Winter Games years.  The Canada Winter Games is held every four (4) years. 

About the U16 Program of Excellence

The Male Program of Excellence (POE) was restructured for the 2016-2017 season 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.

Starting last season, the U15 and U16 Regional Camps are operated in co-operation with the BC AAA Leagues 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.

Team BC for 2019 WHL Cup


Introducing Team BC for Canada Winter Games


Meet 2017 Male U16 Team BC

Meet 2016 Male U16 Team BC

2016 Provincial Camp Behind the Scenes

2016 U16 BC Cup Highlights

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 Hockey League (WHL) Cup

The WHL Cup (formerly the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup) happens every non Canada Winter Games year on the last weekend of October and the first week of November.  Before heading to the WHL 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 in 2016 and won gold at the 2017 WHL Cup, the second gold medal for Team BC.

in 2013, Team BC competed 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 WHL 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.  


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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