Hockey Canada Age Divisions

Effective: March 17th, 2020

Hockey Canada age division chart.

Common Questions

What is the timing?

Hockey Canada plans to have these rolled out as of June 2020, however here at TeamSnap we have made the decision to push these through as of March 17th, 2020. This decision was made in order to support our customers that have already started registration or are getting ready to. 

How will this impact ‘Minor’ and ‘Major’?

Age divisions can continue to be subdivided as they currently are in some parts of the country. In parts of the country where Major and Minor are currently used, the name of the age division will become the age, for example: Minor Peewee will become U12 and Major Peewee will become U13.

Does this include women’s hockey?

This change will impact all programs under Hockey Canada from U7 to U21.

How will this change be implemented and monitored?

Hockey Canada and its 13 provincial and territorial members are committed to updating all materials for the start of the 2020-2021 season. Hockey Canada’s registration system that is used by all minor hockey associations in Canada will be updated in June when registration officially opens.

It says U7 is for kids aged six or under, can a four-year-old register?

Registration is administered through the local minor hockey association (MHA). Families would need to check with their local MHA to determine if four-year old’s can be registered in their community. 

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