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)