Hockey Manitoba has released the fall evaluation rosters for the 2010-2011 Program of Excellence. These latest rosters are based on results of the Summer Camp in Brandon at the end of June.


The Under-18 Female program has been reduced to 24 players. They include goaltender Chantal Lischynski of Arnaud, defenceman Lindsay Blight of Portage and forwards Kayleigh Wiens of Winkler, Natasha Kostenko of Fannystelle and Kristine Grenier of St. Leon. The 24 players will play in an exhibition tournament in Regina from September 24th-26th to determine the final 20 spots for Team Manitoba and compete at the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax.


The Under-17 Male program has 29 players selected to the evaluation roster forwards Daniel Asham of Headingley. These players will be scouted throughout the early part of the 2010-2011 hockey season and 11 will be selected to Team West. Team West is a combination of players from Manitoba and Saskatchewan that compete at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The World Under-17’s will take place in Winnipeg the next two years. The final Team West roster will be announced in November.


The Under-16 Male program has not been reduced after the Summer Camp and all 40 attendees will remain on the fall evaluation roster. They include goaltender Austin Lotz of St. Adolphe and forwards Matthew Hadley of Ste. Agathe, John Swedlo of Portage and Nicholas Zajac of Headingley. The final Team Manitoba roster will be released in November and the 20 players will represent our province at the 2011 Canada Winter Games.