WINNIPEG, MB – Hockey Manitoba is pleased to release the roster for the 2022-2023 Male Under-16 Program of Excellence Summer Camp which will be held from July 19-23 2022 at Seven Oaks Arena in Winnipeg. This camp will be the third phase of the Hockey Manitoba Male U16 Program of Excellence (POE) which is the provincial high performance development and selection program that leads to the formation of U16 Team Manitoba.
On the ice, the intensive nature of the Summer Camp will include practices and games, as well as team meetings and team building events. The camp is part of the MJHL Showcase with games taking place from Wednesday to Saturday. Players will also work on technical and tactical plans throughout the duration of the camp.
The fourth phase of the Hockey Manitoba Male U16 Program of Excellence will take place in early Fall 2022. The final U16 Team Manitoba roster will compete at the 2023 Canada Winter Games which is scheduled to take place from February 18th to February 26th, 2023, in Prince Edward Island.
The U16 POE Summer Evaluation Camp will see a total of twenty-six (26) players invited, comprised of fifteen (15) forwards, eight (8) defencemen, and three (3) goaltenders.
The Male U16 Program of Excellence is the first step in the Hockey Canada Male Program of Excellence. Athletes who participate in the U16 POE begin to receive the exposure to skills and concepts that are vital for success at the Major Junior, NCAA, USport and National levels. Many athletes from the U16 Program of Excellence go on to success with the U17, U18 and World Junior Teams as a part of the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence.
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. The POE is our high performance program that offers developing athletes who are on track to be elite with the opportunity to represent their province while providing a solid development path to the National and International stages.
For more information about the Hockey Manitoba Program of Excellence please visit www.hockeymanitoba.ca/programs/poe/.