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U13 Program of Excellence


HEO announces the inaugral U13 Program of Excellence (POE), June 9-11 at the Richcraft Sensplex. Register now for a fabulous weekend of on and off ice sessions and your first introduction to Hockey Canada's POE.

New IP Cross/Half Ice Mandate


Hockey Canada launches it's new cross ice and half ice mandate for initiation aged players. Taking effect for the 2017-18 season.

Hockey Analytics Conference


Carleton University and St. Lawrence University are hosting the 3rd annual conference on hockey analytics and statistics on May 6th, 2017 at Carleton University

Syrian Children Discover Hockey


Check out this fabulous video of Syrian children being introduced to the game of hockey!

Playon 4 on 4


Do you have your team ready?
Youth and adults of all ages are invited to participate in the street hockey festival in Ottawa from June 3rd to June 4th.

1st Shift MHA Applications

Looking to grow your Minor Hockey Association’s membership? The Canadian Tire First Shift is your answer!
Help kids fall in love with hockey with this six-week learn to play program focusing on fun and basic skills.

HEO In Baker Lake


HEO's IP Coordinator, Ruggles Pritchard, traveled to Baker Lake, Nunavut to partner with Hockey North to deliver a series of Coaching Clinics, On Ice Skill Instruction and Parent information Sessions.

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Program of Excellence

Hockey Canada established the Program of Excellence in 1981 to identify the top calibre hockey players in specific age categories and to provide these players with an opportunity to participate against international competition. By participating in the Program of Excellence, players are exposed to high calibre coaching and training methods designed to better prepare our national teams to compete against the top teams in the world.

The Hockey Canada POE covers four levels...U17, U18, U20 and Senior. At the U17 level Hockey Canada ices three teams that compete in the World U17 Challenge. These three teams are comprised from players that are identified through the U16 programs across the country and invited to attend to the National U17 Development Camp. Players making up the U18 and U20 teams are identified primarily from the CHL (i.e. major Jr. hockey). The U18 team competes in the Ican Helinka Tournament and the U18 World Championships while the U20 team competes in the IIHF World Jr. Championships. At the Senior level players come from the NHL and these teams compete in the IIHF World Championships and the Olympic Games.

Hockey Eastern Ontario's POE follows the Hockey Canada POE model but provides the introductory and development programs for players that lead up to the Hockey Canada POE. HEO currently offers U13 and U16 programs but will be adding U14 and U15 in the coming years. Each program designed to provide players with high performance coaching and instruction as well as education on the POE pathway.
To learn more about each program use the menu above to visit the specific page for the program

 


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