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2008 ALLIANCE Hockey Under 17 Camp Program of Excellence
The purpose of conducting the 2008 ALLIANCE Hockey Under 17 Camp is to identify players who may qualify for the 2008 Ontario Under 17 Camp which is to be held June 26-29, 2008 in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  The Provincial Camp will identify exceptional players who may qualify for the Hockey Canada National Team, which participates in a variety of events includng the World Under 17 Hockey Challenge.  The ALLIANCE Hockey Under 17 Camp is a component of the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence. Applications are due by January 31, 2008.

2008 Date & Location:
ALLIANCE Hockey 2008 Camp Date:  April 18, 19 and 20, 2008
ALLIANCE Hockey 2008 Camp Location:  Southwood Arena, Woodstock, Ontario

Registered players born in 1992 currently playing hockey within the jurisdiction of ALLIANCE Hockey.

2008 Under 17 Camp Player Application
2008 Under 17 Camp Staff Application

History of the ALLIANCE Hockey Under 17 Program of Excellence

The ALLIANCE Hockey Under 17 Program of Excellence provides an opportunity for ALLIANCE Minor Midget-aged players to participate in a program that involves evaluation, competition and instruction relating to hockey, education and career goals.

The Camp has had many graduates go on to play in the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA), Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), Ontario College Athletic Association (OCAA), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and professional hockey leagues including the National Hockey League (NHL), the American Hockey League (AHL) and various minor leagues.

Each April, over one hundred and fifty ALLIANCE Hockey players attend the ALLIANCE Hockey Evaluation Camp.  From the Camp, eight (8) players are selected to attend the Team Ontario Under-17 Provincial Selection Camp which will identify players for participation in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and other international events.

Some notable players and goalies who have advanced from the ALLIANCE Hockey Under 17 Camp in previous years are:

Mike Weaver (Los Angeles Kings) - 1995
Brian Willsie (Washington Capitals) - 1995
Mike Van Ryn (Florida Panthers) - 1995
Adam Munro (Norfolk Admirals) - 1998
Brock Radunske (Greenville Grrrowl) - 1999
Brad Staubitz (Cleveland Barons) - 2000
Rob Drummond (London Knights) - 2002
Jared Cipparone (Windsor Spitfires) - 2002
Jordan Foreman (London Knights) - 2003
Shawn Connors (Kingston Frontenacs) - 2004
Jacob Muzzin (Sault Ste. Marie) - 2005

History of the Ontario Under 17 Program of Excellence
The Ontario Under 17 Program of Excellence has one of the richest histories of all of the HDCO programs.  Past players on the team include NHL stars such as Eric Lindros, Owen Nolan, Mike Peca, Chris Pronger, Ed Jovanovski and future stars such as Joe Thornton, Daniel Tkaczuk and Manny Malhotra.  Former coaches and administrators for Team Ontario include Marc Crawford, head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, Sam McMaster, former General Manager of the Los Angeles Kings and Sherry Bassin, General Manager of the Erie Otters.
In January of 2002 Team Ontario captured the Bronze Medal at the 2002 World Hockey Challenge in Selkirk and Stonewall, Manitoba.  In January of 2001 Team Ontario also captured the Bronze Medal at the 2001 World Hockey Challenge in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.  In January of 2000 Team Ontario captured the Silver Medal at the 2000 World Hockey Challenge in Timmins, Ontario.  In February of 1999, Team Ontario finished fourth at the 1999 Canada Winter Games in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.  In January of 1998, Team Ontario won the Gold Medal at the International Hockey Championships in Kitchener, Ontario by defeating the Czech Republic 3 - 2 in double overtime.

For more information on the Under 17 Program of Excellence, please visit the Hockey Development Centre of Ontario (HDCO) web site www.hdco.on.ca.