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Age Division Name Change

04/05/2020, 11:15am CDT
By admin

As most of you are aware, on Saturday, November 16, 2019, the Hockey Canada membership ratified the Board of Directors' decision to change the names of the hockey age divisions (as they will appear in the rule book and in the HCR). The age divisions will become U7, U9, U11, U13, U15, U18, impacting all minor hockey programs under the Hockey Canada umbrella. The change will come into effect for the 2020 - 2021 season.

 

Click here to view the official release from Hockey Canada, announcing the change to age-division names.

Important Note: Hockey Manitoba does not have any plans to change the name of the Junior categories and divisions (i.e. Junior to U21).

Below is Hockey Canada's Minor Hockey Age Division Chart for the 2020 - 2021 season:

 

Year of Birth

Age on Dec. 31, 2020

Age Division

2014 and earlier

6 or under

Under-7 (U7)

2013

7

Under-9 (U9)

2012

8

2011

9

Under-11 (U11)

2010

10

2009

11

Under-13 (U13)

2008

12

2007

13

Under-15 (U15)

2006

14

2005

15

Under-18 (U18)

2004

16

2003

17


Despite the cancellation of the 2019 - 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic and with some uncertainty surrounding the start of the 2020 - 2021 season, Hockey Manitoba would like to take this opportunity to remind all minor hockey associations that the new age division names should be in place in advance of the 2020 - 2021 season.

This means that all minor hockey associations must update all of their communication materials preferably by Monday, June 1, 2020 (i.e. website, advertisements, reports, signage, flyers, internal/external email, printed registration materials, forms, policies, online registration related text, policies/manuals, education materials, etc.).

It is important to note that the age division name changes apply to all minor hockey associations in Manitoba which means that it is mandatory for all MHAs to ensure all written communication materials are updated accordingly prior to the start of the 2020 - 2021 season.
 
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Hockey Manitoba (Click here to access our Staff Directory).  Thank you.

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