The PCAHA Female Bantam A Zone Development Program is designed to allow all Bantam players the opportunity to receive instruction, development, feedback, and valuable information before the start of the 2018-2019 hockey season as well as extra development throughout the season for elite Bantam players from highly qualified independent instructors both on and off the ice.

This week the PCAHA announced that Jacob Mangone has been named as the Elite Bantam team head coach for the 2 Nations Tournament in Toronto from November 29 to December 2, 2018.

The program contains three stages:

  1. September long weekend assessment and development
    • Five ice times with a mix of skills, flow drills and games
    • Fitness testing
    • How to train off-ice
    • Nutrition and mental performance sessions
    • Feedback provided at the conclusion of the weekend for both the player and their 18/19 coach
  2. Five weekends of in-season development
    • Open to players selected during the September long weekend assessment
    • Mix of individual skill focus and up-tempo practices
    • Continuation of nutrition and mental performance sessions
    • Off-ice training
    • Continuous feedback
    • Cost will be approx. $1500, with payment plans available
  3. Showcase Tournament (Optional)
    • 2 Nations Toronto Tournament – November 29 to December 2, 2018
    • Highly scouted by college and university programs
    • Games against top Bantam teams from the US and Canada
    • Cost will be approx. $2000, with payment plans available, and includes everything (travel, hotel, food, tournament fee, jersey, etc.)

Interested players can register for the tryout weekend (August 31 to Sept 2, 2018) here: The cost for tryouts is $150 before July 20 and $200 after July 20. Players must be registered in their local minor hockey association prior to attending tryouts and only female hockey players born in 2004 or 2005 are eligible for the program.

More information can be found on the program’s website:

Any questions, concerns or comments about the program should be directed to Shannon Butler, Female League Development Coordinator, at