Hockey NL is pleased to announce the Male Under 16 roster for the 2017 QMJHL Excellence Challenge, which will take place in Blainville, QC April 27th – 30th. The Excellence Challenge will feature the following six teams competing for the QMJHL Gold Cup:


  • Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Hockey Nova Scotia
  • Hockey New Brunswick
  • Hockey Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec Blue
  • Quebec White

To view the HNL Male Under 16 Roster CLICK HERE

To view the QMJHL Excellence Challenge Schedule CLICK HERE

The QMJHL Excellence Challenge has replaced the QMJHL CSR for the past four seasons, and will be viewed by QMJHL scouts as a signature event leading up to the 2017 Draft. The event will also be used as a gateway into Hockey Canada’s National Under 17 program. Hockey Canada scouting staff will be on site to scout players for the National U17 summer camp. The Under 17 program invites 108 players to a July summer camp. From the summer camp 66 players will be selected to form 3 National teams that will compete at the World Under 17 Challenge in the fall of 2017.

The players will also participate in on and off-ice combine testing on April 26th prior to the official start of the event.



For more information:

Paul Dagg

Hockey NL, Technical Director

[email protected]

  1. 747. 7897