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WHL POE Skills Combine

2020 PROGRAM CANCELLED, for more information please click here.


Hockey Manitoba, in partnership with the WHL, is pleased to host this special opportunity for participating players invited from the Director’s Cup Prospects program. The testing conducted by WHL Combines will consist of a series of on-ice skill tests and off-ice fitness tests that will enable a player to compare their individual results, through the Sport Testing database, with other players from around the world.  The results will identify the strengths of a player, as well as areas where improvement may be required.  All WHL clubs will have instant access to the test results for scouting & development purposes.

Program Overview

Included in the 2019 WHL POE Skills Combine are the following:

  • Invitation only program for 2005 born athletes.
  • On-ice and off-ice skills testing conducted by the WHL
  • Position specific skills and 3 exhibition games
  • Branded WHL Combine apparel and on-ice uniforms.
  • Approximately 120 athletes will be selected from the pool of athletes who participated in the 2019 Directors Cup Prospects Tournament.
  • Athletes who do not participate in the DC Prospects Tournament will not be eligible for this event.
  • Athletes will be selected using feedback from their home regions as well as their coaching staff from the DC Prospects Tournament.
  • Selected athletes will then register with Hockey Manitoba through a central registration portal where all applicable program fees will be paid.
  • Invites will be sent out the week of June 17th, 2019
2019 WHL-POE Skills Combine

August 9-11, 2019
BellMTS Iceplex
Winnipeg, MB


Program Contact

Bernie Reichardt
Director, Hockey Development, Hockey Manitoba

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