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Program of Excellence

Program of Excellence

BC Hockey athletes have the opportunity to try-out for and represent their province, region or country in various national and international competitions throughout their career.

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Athlete Eligibility

For the 2024 season, only male players born in 2010 will be eligible to participate.

Program Steps

1. Regional Camps

BC Hockey will hold Regional Camps on a variety of dates to give all interested athletes the opportunity to attend a camp. Athletes may attend any one of the camps and are not bound to attend the camp closest to their primary residence.

2. Provincial Tournament

Based on performance at the Regional Camps, the top 160 players will be selected to participate in the Male U15 Provincial Tournament. Eight (8) jamboree-style teams will be formed for the event.

As part of the event, BC Hockey and the Western Hockey League (WHL) bring WHL Combine Testing to:

- Assist hockey players with skill development through a national skill testing program

- Utilize the latest in combine testing technology

- Present players with sport testing results in a national database gives players a ranking within the database identifies key areas for improvement

The WHL Combine Testing will include an on and off ice session. The players will be provided with the data at the end of the competition.

Male U15 Program Steps

Dates & Locations


1. 2024 Regional Camps

Completed for the 2024-2025 season. 

2. 2024 Provincial Tournament

Penticton: May 9-12, 2024

The Male Program of Excellence (POE) staff consists of BC's top individuals from across the province. Team BC staff will be selected based on their performance at the U15 and/or U16 events.

For more information or any inquiries, please contact the BC Hockey POE Coordinator here:

BC Athlete Assistance Program & CSCP Targeted Athlete

Each season BC Hockey is awarded the opportunity to nominate players to be designated by Canadian Sport Centre Pacific as “identified athletes”. The athletes are designated as a result of participation / selection / performance in the BC Hockey High Performance Program. The CSC Pacific performance model assists national and provincial sport organizations and their targeted athletes, across the province, providing services to both summer and winter sports. Registered athletes gain access to benefits including; Gymworks (gym passes), performance enhancement seminars, links to medical services, and career services. Their coaches also have access to these services.

BC Athlete Assistance Program