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2017 Program of Excellence Male and Female Camps Set to Start
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The BC Hockey Female Team BC Selection Camp and Male U16 Provincial Camp are set to start at Shawnigan Lake School in Shawnigan Lake, BC with 102 athletes (60 male and 42 female) along with eight (8) officials taking part.  The male camp runs July 11-16, 2017 while the female camp runs July 13-16, 2017. The camps will include on and off-ice activities that will introduce these high-performance athletes to the most up to date information and concepts as they relate to both national and international levels of hockey.

Male Provincial Camp Information (schedule and rosters)

Female Team BC Selection Camp (schedule and rosters)

The 40 female players invited to the camp were selected based on performances at the U18 Invitational Selection Camp held in May in Lake Cowichan. Following Team BC Selection Camp, the top players will attend the U18 Preparation Camp held in September in Vancouver. Team BC will be announced in October and compete at the National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Quebec City, Quebec November 1-5, 2017.

The 60 male players invited to attend the camp were selected based on performances at the U16 BC Cup that was held in Salmon Arm, BC earlier this year.  Based on performance at the Provincial Camp, a short-list of players will be announced in August. In the Fall, 20 players will be named to Team BC which will compete at the 2017 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup this fall in Calgary against Team Alberta, Team Manitoba and Team Saskatchewan.

For live action from the camps, follow along on Twitter (@BCHockey_Female), (@BCHockey_MU16BC),  (@BCHockeyOfficials), Instagram (@bchockeysource), Facebook, and on the BC Hockey mobile app available for both Android and Apple.

BC Hockey’s Female Program of Excellence (POE) was established to identify and train athletes and team personnel for possible participation at provincial, national and international events.  BC Hockey’s Female U18 level is the third and final stage of the POE. It is an opportunity for the top players in the province to train and compete at an elite level and is meant to introduce players to the beginning of the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence. 

For more information about BC Hockey’s Female High Performance Program, please visit the BC Hockey’s Female Program of Excellence web page, or email

The BC Hockey Male U16 Program of Excellence is the second stage in BC Hockey’s Program of Excellence, exposing players, coaches and officials to short term competition. The U16 Program also acts as a precursor to the Hockey Canada U17 Program of Excellence, which is used to identify and train players and team personnel for national teams.

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