The Hockey NL Male Under 16 team begin the 2017 QMJHL Excellence Challenge today against Hockey Nova Scotia (1:30pm EST/3:00 NST). The Excellence challenge features six teams (4 Atlantic, 2 Quebec) and the event takes place April 27th-30th in Blainville, QC (home of the QMJHL Armada).
- Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador
- Hockey Nova Scotia
- Hockey New Brunswick
- Hockey Prince Edward Island
- Quebec Blue
- Quebec White
Team NL MU16 also participated in the QMJHL Combine Wednesday, April 26th which featured testing both on and off the ice (pictures below).
All games for the QMJHL Excellence Challenge can be watched live – CLICK HERE (please note fees apply for this service)
More information QMJHL Excellence Challenge:
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.