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 2016 WHL Bantam Draft first & second round picks; Trent Miner (20th, Vancouver Giants), Cole Muir (33rd, Regina Pats), Eric Fawkes (40th, Seattle Thunderbirds) & Ben McCartney (43rd, Brandon Wheat Kings).
U-16 Team Manitoba will compete at the 2016 Western Canada U-16 Challenge Cup held October 19 – 23, 2016 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 Ashton Bell (Westman Wildcats, Deloraine, MB) & Corinne Schroeder (Balmoral Hall, Elm Creek, MB)
U-18 Team Manitoba will be competing at the U-18 National Championships November 9-13, 2016 in Regina, Saskatchewan. 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.