Friday, May 29, 2009
BC Hockey announced today the 52 players selected to attend the 2009 Male Under 17 Provincial Development Camp in Nanaimo July 27-August 1, 2009. The intense six (6) day camp will aim to train and prepare BC’s finest male hockey players within their age group for possible selection to future provincial and national teams.
2009 U17 Provincial Development Camp Invites
2009 U17 Provincial Development Camp Player Profiles
The players have been invited to attend the provincial camp based on their performance at the 2009 U17 BC Cup competition, which was recently held in Salmon Arm, BC. The objectives of this year's camp are to one (1) evaluate and train BC's top 16 year old athletes in preparation for the challenges of high performance hockey, both at the national and international level, and two (2) to short list 18 players for potential participation with Team Pacific at the 2010 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge. Of the 18 short listed players, 11 will be selected November 15 to join 11 players from Alberta, forming Team Pacific 2010.
The provincial camp represents the third stage of the BC Hockey Male High Performance Program, designed to identify and train BC’s select players born in 1993 for Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence. These players have successfully performed in the two previous stages of the BC Hockey Male High Performance Program. These stages are the district selection and training camps and the recently completed U17 BC Cup competition.
The BC Hockey U17 Male High Performance Program is the first stage in Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence. The objective of this program is to introduce players and coaches to world international style competition and IIHF playing rules. This program assists with the identification and training of players and coaches for the National Under 18 Team, the National Junior Team and the Canadian Olympic Team.
The U17 Male High Performance Program is under the direction of Robin Douville, Officer at Large, and Russ Weber, Male High Performance Coordinator.
For more information about the High Performance program, please visit the BC Hockey website at