Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The inaugural BC Hockey Male Under 16 Provincial Camp is set to begin tomorrow in Penticton at the South Okanagan Event Centre and run from July 1-5, 2009. The four (4) day camp will include on and off-ice activities. The 69 players invited to attend will have the opportunity to be selected to Team BC that will compete at the inaugural Western Branch Challenge in Red Deer, AB in November.
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.
Updates from the Camp will be posted to the BC Hockey website.
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.