WINNIPEG, MB- Hockey Manitoba is proud to release the 2015 U-16 & U-18 Program of Excellence (POE) Development Camp rosters, both U-16 and U-18 programs will host a skills camp in early July followed by a prep Camp later in August for U-16 and the Bison’s Exhibition Series for U-18 in September. The skills camps will entirely focus on further developing individual player skills and tactics along with fitness testing and training. The prep camp and exhibition series held in August and September just prior to the start of the 2015-16 tryout season will feature more team tactics and systems with more competitive ice sessions and inter-squad games.
2015 POE Development Camps:
U-16 POE Skills Camp – July 9-11 – Winnipeg (Seven Oaks/MTS Iceplex)
U-18 POE Skills Camp – July 15-16 – Winnipeg (Seven Oaks)
U-16 POE Prep Camp – August 13 -15 – Winnipeg (Seven Oaks)
U-18 POE Bison’s Exhibition Series – September 11-13 – Winnipeg (Max Bell Centre)
A total of thirty (30) players have been named to the U-16 POE Development Camp roster featuring a breakdown of four (4) goalies, ten (10) defensemen, and sixteen (16) forwards. The female U-18 roster features a total of twenty-eight (28) players which includes three (3) goalies, eight (8) defenseman, and sixteen (16) forwards.
U-16 Team Manitoba will compete at the Western Canada U-16 Challenge Cup set for October 27 – November 1, 2015 in Calgary, AB. U-18 Team Manitoba will compete at the National U-18 Women’s Championships held November 4 – 8, 2015 in Huntsville, Ontario.
For more information about the Hockey Manitoba Program of Excellence please visit www.hockeymanitoba.ca/players/poe. Hockey Manitoba is pleased to recognize Canad Inns, Reebok-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.