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Team Okanagan Wins U16 BC CUP
Wednesday, May 09, 2007

The 2007 U16 BC Cup concluded in Mission with Team Okanagan winning the championship in a thrilling overtime victory. This years BC Cup competition, hosted by the District of Mission, April 19-22, saw BC's top 160 players born in 1992 showcase their talent to the District of Mission, its surrounding communities and spectators from across the province.

In the gold medal game, Team Okanagan defeated Team Fraser River Delta in a high scoring over time thriller by a score of 7-6.  Team Okanagan finished the competition undefeated with a 4-0 record. Staff for Team Okanagan was lead by Head Coach Derek Gesce (Salmon Arm), Assistant Coach Ernie Bone (Summerland), Manager Wade Parker (Summerland), Trainer Jan Antons (Kamloops) and Coach Mentor Jeff Kerr (Victoria).

The male Under 16 program is designed to instruct and prepare High Performance Players for future opportunities in BC Hockey’s High Performance Program. The program consists of Zone Camps where the athletes are educated on hockey technical materials as well as athlete preparation topics. 

In addition to Zone Camp, those players selected to represent their district are exposed to one of two provincial competitions, the BC Hockey U16 Cup or the BC Winter Games:

oU16 Cup: Takes place mid-April on every non-BC Winter Games Year.  Twenty (20) players will be selected from each Zone Camp to represent their Zone at the U16 BC Cup. Zone Teams will compete at U16 Cup against the best players in their age division from across the province.

oBC Winter Games: Takes place every second season at the end of February (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014).  Twenty (20) players will be selected from each Zone Camp to represent their Zone at the BC Winter Games. Each team will compete at the BC Winter Games against the best players in their age division from across British Columbia.

The BC Hockey High Performance U16 Program is under the direction of Shannon Bell, BC Hockey Officer at Large, and Rob Rogers, BC Hockey Male High Performance Coordinator.

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