A handful of Nelson boys have advance to the second stage of the BC Hockey Under 15 BC Hockey’s Program of Excellence.
Noah Quinn, Kaleb Percival, Joe Davidson and Lowie and Tijs Vreys were selected to attend the U15 BC Cup set for May 11-14 at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton.
Eight jamboree style teams have been drafted by BC Hockey evaluators to compete in the tournament.
The Nelson players were selected following a vigorous three-day camp during which participants were put through numerous on and off ice training and skills development sessions.
Five zones throughout the province hosted more than 300 players during the tryouts. The Nelson players attended a camp in Trail.
During the BC Cup, BC Hockey and the Western Hockey League will be putting the players through the WHL Combine Testing.
The testing will include on and off ice sessions along with a round robin tournament.
Select players may be invited to the Male U16 Provincial Camp July 11-16, 2017 in Shawnigan Lake.
The BC Hockey Male Program of Excellence was introduced in 1980 with the mandate to systematically identify and train the province's elite-level players for high performance hockey events.
The overall objective of the program is to increase the chances of athletes from BC to compete provincially, regionally, nationally and internationally with the ultimate goal being selected to Hockey Canada’s National Junior or National Senior Team.