Hockey Manitoba is proud to announce U-16 Team Manitoba and U-18 Team Manitoba rosters. After a seven month long process of the Program of Excellence (POE), the selection and development process for Team Manitoba, the final twenty players for each roster have been identified.
The U-16 roster includes twenty (20) names with two (2) goaltenders, six (6) defensemen , and twelve (12) forwards. The final roster includes 2015 WHL Bantam Draft first round picks; Jett Woo (4th, Moose Jaw Warriors), Koby Morrisseau (9th, Spokane Chiefs), Riley Stotts (10th, Swift Current Broncos), Dawson Barteaux (14th, Regina Pats) and Caiden Daley (22nd, Brandon Wheat Kings).
U-16 Team Manitoba will compete at the 2015 Western Canada U-16 Challenge Cup held October 27 – November 1,2015 in Calgary, AB. The Western Canada U-16 Challenge Cup is a four team round-robin tournament and skills combine with Alberta, BC, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan serving as a major showcase for top WHL prospects and the Hockey Canada U-17 Program of Excellence.
The U-18 roster includes a total of twenty (20) names with two (2) goaltenders, six (6) defensemen, and twelve (12) forwards. The roster also includes U-18 Team Canada players such as Jalyn Elmes (Yellowhead Chiefs, Brandon, MB), Kayla Friesen (St. Mary’s Academy, Winnipeg, MB), and Ryleigh Houston (Balmoral Hall School, Winnipeg, MB).
U-18 Team Manitoba who will be competing at the U-18 National Championships November 4-8 in Huntsville Ontario. This tournament includes eight (8) provincial and regional teams, including Alberta, Atlantic, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario Blue, Ontario Red, Quebec and Saskatchewan.
For more information about the Hockey Manitoba Program of Excellence please visit hockeymanitoba.ca/poe. Hockey Manitoba is pleased to recognize Canad Inns, CCM Hockey, and the Western Hockey League as Official Partners of the Program of Excellence, along with Gatorade as the Official Sport Drink of Hockey Manitoba.