The 2014 BC Winter Games will be held in Mission, BC from February 20 - 23, 2014.
The BC Winter Games take place every second season at the end of February. In 2014, the BC Winter Games will feature eight (8) Female U16 Zone Teams competing for the gold medal. The 2014 BC Winter Games will play host to the best female under 16 players that BC has to offer.
The 160 hockey players competing in the BC Winter Games are the best in the province in their age group. They have demonstrated that they have the skill and dedication necessary to be successful in their sport. They are supported by their families and countless volunteers to help them reach their goals.
The teams will compete in two pools with the top two (2) teams from each pool playing in the final game. The winning team will receive gold medals and the right to be named the BC Winter Games champions.
The Opening Ceremonies will feature athletes from the 17 other sports competing in the BC Winter Games.
Athletes will be sent packages from the BC Winter Games that contain information regarding travel, accommodation, meals and a team schedule for the BC Winter Games.
Female High Performance Program and the BC Winter Games
BC Hockey’s Female High Performance Program was established to identify and train athletes and team personnel for possible participation at Provincial, National and International events. The High Performance program partners with the BC Winter Games every other year for their U16 provincial competition.
The U16 Program is the second step in high performance hockey in British Columbia. The U14 Program introduces young athletes to the on-ice and off-ice skills and focus areas required to compete at the high performance level. Long Term Athlete Development is introduced and used as a guide for both the individual player and the program as a whole. The U16 program expands on these concepts and leads into the U18 program which is the pinnacle of high performance programming in BC. Selected athletes from this level advance to compete in the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence, culminating with the National Women’s Team.
Although the percentage of athletes involved in the High Performance program who actually experience international competition is very small, the program plays a valuable role by focusing on the skills, attitude and dedication expected of a High Performance athlete. In addition, it allows athletes who possess these skills to be identified in a systematic way across our country.
Previous BC Winter Games
2012 - Vernon, BC
2010 – Terrace, BC
2008 – Kimberly/Cranbrook, BC
In years which BC Winter Games are not held, players will compete at the Female U16 BC Cup.