The players invited to attend the camp were selected based on performances at the U16 BC Cup that was held earlier this year in Salmon Arm, BC. Following the Provincial Camp, selected players will be named to Team BC for competition at the 2019 Western Hockey League (WHL) Cup in Calgary, AB.
Some notable players that have participated in the BC Hockey Male Program of Excellence (POE) include:
Jake Virtanen - Vancouver Canucks
Sam Reinhart - Buffalo Sabres
Curtis Lazar - Calgary Flames
Nic Petan - Winnipeg Jets
The BC Hockey Male POE is the second stage in BC Hockey's POE, exposing players, coaches and officials to short term competition. The U16 program also acts as a precursor to the Hockey Canada U17 POE which is used to identify and train players and team personnel for national teams.