Winnipeg, MB- Hockey Manitoba will host the U-16 POE Prep Camp, August 14-16 in Winnipeg, just a few weeks prior to the start of the 2014-15 tryout season. The camp will feature team tactics and systems with competitive ice sessions and inter-squad games. Previosuly in July, the U-16 POE Skills Camp entirely focused on developing individual player skills and tactics.
2014 U-16 POE Prep Camp – Ice Schedule:
- August 14 – 12:00 PM MTS Iceplex-RRCO Practice
- August 14 – 3:00 PM MTS Iceplex-RRCO Inter-Squad
- August 15 – 4:20 PM MTS Iceplex-ACU Practice
- August 16 – 2:20 PM MTS Iceplex-RRCO Inter-Squad
A total of thirty-one (31) players were named to the U-16 POE Development Camp roster featuring a breakdown of four (4) goalies, ten (10) defensemen, and seventeen (17) forwards. The roster includes a special invite to defenseman Jett Woo who has been identified by Hockey Manitoba as a potential exceptional under-age player through his 2013-14 season performance and the recent Hockey Manitoba Director’s Cup Prospects program.
U-16 Team Manitoba will compete at the 2015 Canada Games (Male Hockey) held February 21 – March 1, 2015 in Prince George, BC. Following the development camps in July & August the U-16 Team Manitoba staff will scout the early portion of the 2014-15 hockey season and will invite a short list to attend an exhibition tournament in December 2014. The final roster of 20 players will be named later in December.
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.