PAGE 03 WHAT IS BC HOCKEY A tier system was later adopted for Midget Bantam and Pee Wee divisions and the Best Ever now called High Performance Player Development Program initially financed by the provincial government was implemented and remains to this day. In the 1980s it became apparent that the Association had become a full- fledged business operation. And in the nineties Hockey Canada implemented a nation-wide insurance program for minor hockey. Today BC Hockey oversees approximately 60000 players 4500 referees 10000 coaches and well over 20000 volunteers with a commitment to excellence in providing a safe and fun learning experience for all members. With current programming augmented by exciting events BC Hockey will continue to be at the forefront of bringing exposure and opportunity to amateur hockey in British Columbia and the Yukon.