The Female Program of Excellence is designed to provide high performance female players with the opportunity to develop advanced skills as well as an introduction to the concepts needed to play at an elite level. Players from the Program of Excellence go on to play at the CIS, NCAA and International level.
The Female U16 Program of Excellence is being redesigned as a development focused program for Female Under-16 athletes in Manitoba. The goal of the program will be to teach our up-and-coming female athletes the skills, concepts and tactics specific to the Female U18 Program of Excellence, ensuring that these athletes are given the proper development time in order to move to the U18 level and beyond.
Hockey Manitoba will no longer be selecting a Female U16 Team Manitoba and instead will be focusing on skill and player development camps.
- Athletes for the 2021 Female Program of Excellence must have been born between Jan 1, 2006 and Dec 31, 2007.
- For an athlete to be eligible for selection into POE they MUST be registered with a sanctioned program within Hockey Manitoba (AAA, AA, A or Sport School).
- Athletes that participate in the WWHSHL are ineligible for the Female Program of Excellence UNLESS they are also registered to a sanctioned minor hockey program.
Female U-16 Director of Operations; Sr. Coordinator, Player Development – Hockey Manitoba