Hockey Canada changes names of age groups ahead of 2020/21hockey season

Hockey Canada is changing its traditional age group names a year after some other sports organizations stopped using the terms.

The governing body of hockey in Canada announced that novice, peewee, atom, bantam and midget will be replaced by the ages of the players starting in the 2020/21 season.

Age change breakdown below:

YEAR OF BIRTH            AGE ON DEC. 31           AGE DIVISION

2014 and before             6 and under                            Under-7 (U7)

2012-2013                        7-8                                              Under-9 (U9)

2010-2011                     9-10                                            Under-11 (U11)

2008-2009                     11-12                                         Under-13 (U13)

2006-2007                     13-14                                         Under-15 (U15)

2003-2004-2005             15-16-17                                 Under-18 (U18)

2000-2001-2002             18-19-20                                 Under-21 (U21)

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