WINNIPEG, MB – Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce the U-18 Program of Excellence (POE) Fall Camp roster with the final twenty-five players competing for a spot on Team Manitoba this November. U-18 Team Manitoba will go on to compete at the National U-18 Women's Championships hosted by Hockey Canada in Saguenay, PQ, November 2-6, 2011. The twenty-five players named will attend the U-18 Fall Camp taking place September 30th – October 2nd in Winnipeg which will include a 3-game exhibition series versus the University of Manitoba Bisons Women's team.
The U-18 Fall Camp roster features three players who were recently invited to the National U-18 Women's Team selection camp in August; Ashleigh Brykaliuk (Brandon), Meghan Dufault (Winnipeg), and Halli Krzyzaniak (Neepawa) were also members of U-18 Team Manitoba last season and competed at the 2011 Canada Winter Games. Overall the U-18 Fall Camp roster consists of three goaltenders, seven defence, and fifteen forwards which were chosen from the POE TOP-40 Camp at the end of May. The final Team Manitoba roster will have twenty players named in early October, immediately following the Fall Camp & exhibition series.
Hockey Manitoba is pleased to recognize Canad Inns, CCM Hockey, and Reebok Hockey as Official Partners of the Program of Excellence. To learn more about the Program of Excellence please visit www.hockeymanitoba.ca/poe.php.