The objective of the Under-17 Provincial program is to facilitate the talent identification of elite 16-year-old male hockey players in the Province of Ontario.
The program is governed by the Hockey Development Centre for Ontario (HDCO). Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) Member Partners Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario (ALLIANCE), Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA), and Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA).
The Provincial Camp location rotates but will be hosted by the OHF in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The number of players that advance is determined by the Under-17 Policy Committee, which is made up of representatives from each of the three Hockey Canada Branches in Ontario.
The program is governed by the Hockey Development Centre for Ontario (HDCO). The mandate of the Under-17 Program of Excellence is to provide a positive competitive experience to eligible players, with the ultimate goal of selecting a provincial team that represents Ontario at selected National, International and Canada games competitions.
The program enables players to participate in the annual World Hockey Challenge. This is an International event sanctioned by Hockey Canada. The program continues to provide high performance competition and development for players, coaches and trainers as well as identifying the elite athlete for future National programs.