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by Hockey Manitoba  |  December 16, 2011 2:59 pm

The Yellowhead Region will be hosting a development weekend on Feb. 3, 2012 for the following ages groups.

Pee Wee Development Squads

Peewee Development Squads is a rural-region program for 2nd year Peewee aged players who reside within their respective Region of the current season. In order for a Region to participate in the Development Squads program, they must have a minimum of two teams per region. The teams will be made up of seventeen (17) players, consisting of two (2) goaltenders, six (6) defensemen and nine (9) forwards (15 skaters).

The formation of the teams shall be determined by the Region, they may be formed by a geographical division within the Region, or by another method determined by the Region but must be pre-approved by Hockey Manitoba. The Region shall put in place a player selection process that will provide the opportunity for any 2nd year Peewee aged player the chance to try out for a team in their region if they so desire. Teams are NOT to be formed as tiered 'A' and 'B' teams, they are to be selected EQUAL as possible for optimal skill development of all participants. This program is for 1999 born players registered in the male program.

U15 Director's Cup

This developmental tournament introduces athletes to the concept of the Program of Excellence (U-16 & U-17), which is our high performance athlete identification and training program for Canada's National Teams (U-18, U-20). The objective of this program is to provide some of the province's top skilled players an opportunity to compete amongst their peer group in a high-level & prestige event. Thuis program is for 1998 born players (male only)

U18 Female

Hockey Manitoba recognizes CCM Hockey, Canad Inns, and Reebok Hockey as Official Partners of the Program of Excellence (POE). The POE is a high performance program that offers elite athletes the opportunity to represent their province and beyond. Hockey Canada, Hockey Manitoba (Branch) and the Hockey Manitoba Regions collaborate to identify players for provincial, regional and national teams. This program is for female players who were born in 1995 or 1996.

Check back soon for registration information.

For more information contact:

Dan Johnson – Male Vice Director

Cal Harrison – Female Vice Director

Bruce Coulter – Director

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