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HOCKEY CANADA/OWHA ANNOUNCE CHANGE TO AGE-DIVISION NAMES
Submitted By Jacinta Faries on Sunday, December 22, 2019
Changes to simplify the minor hockey system to go into effect next season.

Following the recommendations of a task team, the age division names will be changing, impacting all minor and female hockey programs under the Hockey Canada umbrella. The change was initiated by Hockey Canada and its 13 provincial and territorial members and will be implemented nationally with their input and support for the 2020-21 season.

CURRENT NAME

BIRTH YEAR

NEW NAME

Initiation

2014 & younger

Under 7 (U7)

Novice

2012, 2013

Under 9 (U9)

Atom

2010, 2011

Under 11 (U11)

Peewee

2008, 2009

Under 13 (U13)

Bantam

2006, 2007

Under 15 (U15)

Midget

2003, 2004, 2005

Under 18 (U18)

Intermediate

1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Under 22 (U22)

Fundamentals

Open Age

FUNdamentals (Open Age)

*All ages as of December 31st

“We believe everyone should feel welcome in the game and in our on-going effort to make hockey more inclusive, the Members at the Hockey Canada Annual Meeting determined that the names of our age Divisions will change,” said Michael Brind’Amour, chair of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors. “Following a comprehensive review, we believe this change will simplify the system for families who may be new to the game. The new age Division names will be implemented for next season.”

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