Wednesday, May 20, 2009
BC Hockey announced today the 69 players selected to attend the inaugural Male Under 16 Provincial Development Camp in Penticton, BC from July 1-5, 2009. The four (4) day camp will include on and off ice activities cumulating in 20 players being selected to Team BC.
Team BC will compete in the 2009 Western Canada U16 Challenge, presented by the Western Hockey League (WHL). The Western Canada U16 will be held in Red Deer, Alberta in November 2009.
2009 Male U16 BC Hockey Provincial Development Camp Invites
The players were identified and evaluated at the 2009 Male Under 16 BC Cup by BC Hockey High Performance Evaluators. The Western Canada U16 Challenge is a new component to the Male U16 High Performance Program. Players now have the opportunity to move on in the program from the BC Cup.
The Male Under 16 Program was designed by BC Hockey to instruct and prepare High Performance players for future opportunities in the BC Hockey High Performance Program. Open Zone Camps are held during the first weekend of January for players 15 years or younger. From each zone, 20 players are selected to compete in the jamboree style U16 BC Cup. A jamboree style tournament is when the 20 players selected from each zone are mixed together to form the eight (8) teams.
For more information about the BC Hockey high performance program, please visit the BC Hockey website at