HOCKEY CANADA ANNOUNCES CHANGES FOR 2020-2021 SEASON, News (Gananoque Minor Hockey)

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Nov 23, 2019 | Administration | 1421 views
HOCKEY CANADA ANNOUNCES CHANGES FOR 2020-2021 SEASON
Hockey Canada and the Ontario Minor Hockey Association have announced new names for its age divisions which will take effect for the 2020-2021 season.

“We are looking forward to streamlining the names of our divisions and believe it will help make it easier for all families to understand in what division their children should be playing,” said Ian Taylor, OMHA Executive Director. “The change aligns with the names used on an International level and simplifies the process of registration.”

Note: several other sports have already made this change 

AGE DIVISION NAME CHANGES


CURRENT NAME AGE* NEW NAME

Initiation Program 6 years old and under Under-7 (U7)
Minor Novice 7 years old and under Under-8 (U8)
Novice 8 years old and under Under-9 (U9)
Minor Atom 9 years old and under Under-10 (U10)
Atom 10 years old and under Under-11 (U11)
Minor Peewee 11 years old and under Under-12 (U12)
Peewee 12 years old and under Under-13 (U13)
Minor Bantam 13 years old and under Under-14 (U14)
Bantam 14 years old and under Under-15 (U15)
Minor Midget 15 years old and under Under-16 (U16)
Midget 17 years old and under Under-18 (U18)
Juvenile 20 years old and under Under-21 (U21)

*player must be the age, or under, on December 31


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