BC Hockey has announced the 60 players selected for the Male U16 Provincial Camp, which will be held July 11 – 16, 2017 at Shawnigan Lake School in Shawnigan Lake, BC.
The camp will include on and off-ice activities, introducing the Program of Excellence athletes to the most up to date information and concepts as they relate to both national and international levels of hockey. Athletes will take advantage of the facilities on the Shawnigan Lake School campus, including an arena built in 2014 that has been used by the Vancouver Canucks for their rookie camp.
The players were invited to attend the camp based on their performance at the U16 BC Cup that was held in Salmon Arm, BC from April 19-23, 2017. This fall, 20 players will be selected to Team BC, which will compete at the 2017 Western Branch Challenge against Team Alberta, Team Saskatchewan and Team Manitoba.
The BC Hockey Male Program of Excellence was introduced in 1980 with the mandate to systematically identify and train the province’s elite-level players for high performance hockey events. The overall objective of the program is to increase the chances of athletes from BC to compete provincially, regionally, nationally and internationally with the ultimate goal being selected to Hockey Canada’s National Junior or National Senior Team.