Thursday, February 26, 2009
BC Hockey is looking to recruit new facilities/partners to host a male or female BC Cup competition during the spring of 2010. The
host bid application form
is located on the BC Hockey web site under the Administration tab. Minor Hockey Associations and recreation facilities are encouraged to bid on these prestigious events. The deadline to submit an application form to the BC Hockey office is May 1, 2009.
The BC Cups have grown tremendously from season to season and present a great opportunity to a Minor Hockey Association, Junior Club or Recreation Facility to host an event. BC Hockey’s High Performance Program has established the BC Cups as a key component in the identification and development of the next top Male and Female players in BC and Canada.
Applications are being accepted for the following events:
U16 Male BC Cup (Mid-April 2010)
U17 Male BC Cup (Early May 2010)
U18 Female BC Cup (Mid-late April 2010)
The BC Hockey Male High Performance Program has been designed to instruct and prepare high caliber players for future opportunities in the High Performance Program. The Male Under 16 BC Cup will host the most talented 15 year old players in BC, and prepare the players for the next step in their developmental process.
The BC Hockey Male Under 17 High Performance Program is an introduction to International High Performance Hockey which involves a series of short term camps and competitions just as our national teams are exposed to it at a higher level. In addition, the Under 17 program is a pre-cursor to the well-established Hockey Canada Program of Excellence, consisting Canada’s Under 18, World Junior and Men’s National Teams.
The BC Hockey Female High Performance Program has been established as the first identification stage for female players in the Under 18 Program. The BC Cup will be the second of a three stage process to identify and select the Under 18 Team BC, which participates at the Women’s National Under 18 Championships. The first stage is open tryouts to select 20 of the top female 16, and 17 year old players in district tryouts. The players will then be placed on teams in a Jamboree style format to compete at the Female U18 BC Cup for an invitation to the BC Hockey Female Provincial Development Camp. The final stage of the program is the Provincial Camp, which is held annually at the beginning of August.
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