IMPORTANT HOCKEY CANADA AND OMHA ANNOUNCEMENT, News (Burlington City Rep Hockey Club)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
IMPORTANT HOCKEY CANADA AND OMHA ANNOUNCEMENT
Submitted By Communications on Wednesday, November 20, 2019
At its Winter Congress this weekend in Montreal, the Hockey Canada membership approved a regulation change proposed by the board of directors to revise the naming of the age divisions used in minor hockey across Canada. 

“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.”                                     

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

Following the recommendations of a task team, the age divisions will become U7, U9, U11 through to U21, 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.

“We believe everyone should feel welcome in the game and in our on-going effort to make the hockey more inclusive the names of our age divisions will change,” said Michael Brind’Amour, chair of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors. “We have gone through a comprehensive review and believe this change will simplify the system for families who may be new to the game. I look forward to the new age division names being implemented for next season.”
This article has been viewed 6704 times.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 09
    Apr
    Organization
    In addition to our previously announced AAA Head Coaches, the Burlington Eagles are extremely excited to present our AA, A, Under 8, and Under 9 Head Coaches for the 2021-22 season! Once again, the Selection Committee would like to thank all ...
  • 08
    Apr
    Organization
    To Our Eagles 2020 - 2021 Coaches, This hockey season was unlike anything that we have seen before, and the past year has been nothing short of historic. Very few of us could have predicted how this season was going to unfold from start to ...
  • 01
    Apr
    Organization
    Eagles Families, Today the Province of Ontario has placed the Halton Public Health Unit back into the Grey/Lockdown sector of the COVID-19 Response Framework. This change is effective Saturday, April 3rd at 12:01AM. This means that tonight’s ...
  • 21
    Mar
    Organization
    Eagles Families, We would like to give a brief update on the season extension planned to start April 6th and end on May 30th. While originally stated that the extended season would only proceed if the Halton Public Health Unit reached the Orange ...
  • 11
    Mar
    Organization
    The Burlington Eagles are excited to announce that we will be offering a season extension! This program is Hockey Canada sanctioned and will be for our Under 10 and older players. This season extension will take place starting April 6th through to ...
  • 08
    Mar
    Organization
    We are pleased to announce that all refund cheques have been mailed out as of today to all eligible Eagles families. There is an informational brochure included with the cheque, and it should arrive within the next couple of days.
  • 06
    Mar
    Organization
    The Burlington Eagles are proud to announce the second half of our AAA Head Coach line-up for the 2021-22 season! The Selection Committee would again like to thank all applicants for the positions, and along with Corey Locke and the Hockey Committee ...
  • 05
    Mar
    Organization
    The Burlington Eagles are thrilled to announce our AAA coaches for the U14-18 age groups for the 2021-22 hockey season! Our Selection Committee was overwhelmed with the number of applications received and they spent many hours considering, ...
Printed from burlingtoneagles.com on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 12:31 AM