2020-2021 Division Name Changes

Jun. 09, 2020

Age ranges and names for levels of minor hockey

Find out when your child can begin playing minor hockey. Learn about age-appropriate development as players advance to successive age divisions.

Hockey Canada and its 13 members have ratified age division names changes for all levels of minor hockey. The changes create a simpler and more consistent reference for parents registering their children.

The changes taking effect for 2020-21 season registration.

Only the names will change. Actual divisions remain consistent with past seasons. Areas with Major and Minor designations within divisions will continue to do so under the new naming format.

Minor hockey age division chart for the 2020-21 Season

Old Division NameNew Division NameYear of BirthAge on Dec. 31, 2020
Initiation U7 (Under-7) 2015 5
2014 6
Novice U9  (Under-9) 2013 7
2012 8
Atom U11 (Under-11) 2011 9
2010 10
Peewee U13 (Under-13) 2009 11
2008 12
Bantam U15 (Under-15) 2007 13
2006 14
Midget U18 (Under-18) 2005 15
2004 16
2003 17


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