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 U Sport, NCAA and International level.
- Athletes are selected by the U18 Coaching staff utilizing scouting information from Hockey Canada and Hockey Manitoba scouting staff and club team coaching staffs.
- Athletes for the 2023 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 U18 Director of Operations; Sr. Coordinator, Player Development – Hockey Manitoba