BC Zones - UPDATE - Upcoming Meeting

Jan. 11, 2018





January 6, 2018



TO:                 Minor Hockey Associations

                        District Associations           

                        Minor Coordinators


FROM:            Barry Petrachenko

                        Chief Executive Officer       


SUBJECT:     2018-19 Zone Program Proposal

For the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, the BC Hockey Board of Directors approved pilot projects to study the viability of zone programming in Minor Hockey. The East Kootenay, Okanagan, and Yukon Districts are operating a Zone Program and discussions are on-going in other Districts to implement the Pilot Program.


Opportunities for player development currently exists with multiple options for players which include Zone Programming, Hockey Canada Sport Schools, BC Major Midget League, Junior B, Junior A and Major Junior.


The success of the Zone Pilot Program has allowed for the first step to take place for Minor Hockey Associations to transition their focus to grass roots development and player recruitment. The Zone Program will allow participants to access elite programming within a refocused minor hockey structure.


The attached document outlines the proposal to address the player development model and increased options for players at the elite hockey level.  Based on the model outlined within the proposal, the following long-term approach has been presented for consideration:


  1. 2018-19 Season: Major Midget, Minor Midget, Major Bantam
  2. 2019-20 Season: Major Midget, Minor Midget, Major Bantam

                                                                       i.          A consideration is to include Major Pee Wee for implementation in the 2019-2020 season.  At this time the Pee Wee model is presented as a concept.

  1. 2020-21 Season: Major/Minor Midget, Major/Minor Bantam

                                                                       i.          A consideration is to include Minor Pee Wee and for implementation in the 2020-2021 season. At this time the Pee Wee model is presented as a concept.


To achieve the goal of program implementation the following timeline is recommended:

  1. To review the proposal with the Minor and Development Committee prior to December 1, 2017.
  2. To distribute the proposal to the Membership prior to January 6, 2017
  3. To seek input from members via Engagement meetings by February 28, 2018.
  4. Board of Directors to review programming on March 1, 2018


This information is intended for consideration and discussion with our membership in our upcoming Engagement meetings.  We look forward to reviewing these concepts with you.

BC Hockey

6671 Oldfield Road

Saanichton, BC  V8M 2A1

250.652.2978  info@bchockey.net   www.bchockey.net


Click here to download - BC Hockey Zones 2018-19 Proposal


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