WINNIPEG, MB – Hockey Manitoba is pleased to release the roster for the Male Under-16 Program of Excellence that will compete in an exhibition game versus the Winnipeg Wild U18 AAA this Sunday October 2, 2022 at Bell MTS Iceplex (2:45 pm CT).
This Saturday’s exhibition game will be the fourth 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.
The fifth phase of the Hockey Manitoba Male U16 POE program will see the team travel to Saskatoon to compete in a pair of exhibition games against U16 Team Saskatchewan from December 20-22, 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 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/.