CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The Hockey PEI High Performance Program (HPP) is back, and the 2021 version of the program has been launched! After over a year of shut down for the program due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hockey PEI is now able to safely execute its HPP on-ice and off-ice activities and continue the development and advancement of its players, staff and program as a whole. 

 

The High Performance Program provides development opportunities for Hockey PEI male and female players from the Under 14 male and female age groups up to the Under 18 female level.

 

Male Under 14 and Under 15 players along with Female Under 14**, Under 16 and Under 18 registered players attend the HPP SPRING CAMP from which a number of players in each group are identified and selected to attend a summer selection camp. From this camp, appropriate division level players are selected to Team PEI to attend its regional event, Atlantic Challenge Cup (U14/U15 male and U16/U18 female) or in the case of every four years, a National event, the Canada Winter Games (2023 CWG). 

As for the U16 Male Program, work is still ongoing with regional partners and discussions continue around the hope of development and competition opportunities for this age group such as the QMJHL Gatorade Excellence Challenge event. 

 

“We are looking forward to the relaunch of our High Performance Program. While it will look a bit different due to anticipated COVID-19 guidelines, this is an important step forward for our provincial team process as well as the beginning of our preparation for the 2023 Canada Winter Games here on PEI.” – Kris MacPhee, Hockey PEI Technical Director 

 

Player registration and staff applications are now open for the next scheduled HPP event which will be the 2021 HPP SPRING CAMP (U14, U15 male and U14, U16, U18 female) and is open to all age-appropriate players who are residents of Prince Edward Island. Interested staff are also encouraged to apply for teams in their respective desired roles:  

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAM REGISTRATION / APPLICATIONS

 

**The U14 female division has been added to the program as an introduction to the HPP process and to provide player development sessions. 

 

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Hockey PEI is the governing body for organized hockey in Prince Edward Island. Hockey PEI’s main purpose is to foster, promote, develop, supervise, regulate, and govern the sport of amateur hockey throughout Prince Edward Island. For more on Hockey PEI and its programs visit www.hockeypei.com or follow through social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For further information, please contact:

Tanner Doiron

Manager, Hockey Operations & Communications

902.368.4334

tanner@hockeypei.com