Friday, November 16, 2007
BC Hockey is proud to announce the 22 players from British Columbia and Alberta selected to this year’s Team Pacific that will compete together in London Ontario at the 2008 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge, December 28, 2007 – January 4, 2008. The World Under 17 Hockey Challenge is the first step in Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence that continues at the national level with the Under 18 Team and National Junior Team.
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BC Hockey has identified, evaluated and trained its 11 players through the BC Hockey Male High Performance Program, which acts as the province’s talent identification and training program for player representation on Canada’s national teams. Alberta’s 11 players were selected and prepared through the Team Alberta Program. Staff for Team Pacific was determined through an application and review process led by BC Hockey Officer at Large Shannon Bell.
“We’re very pleased with the chemistry we’ve been able to create between the programs of the two provinces,” said Dennis McKinnon, Assistant Director of Operations. “Chemistry is imperative to our success in London. We’re also very excited to have wonderful staff that has come through the program at the grassroots level.”
BC Hockey High Performance Coach Russ Weber will act as Assistant Coach for Team Pacific as they compete against four Canadian teams (Western, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic) as well as five international teams (Russia, USA, Slovakia, Germany and Finland). BC’s Cory Cameron will be in charge of athletic therapy.
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