NBHAC Change to Age-Division Names

The National Ball Hockey Association of Canada (NBHAC) recently approved a regulation change to revise the naming of the age divisions used in minor ball hockey across Canada.  

Following the recommendations, the OBHA Board of Directors ratified the naming of the age divisions to be implemented starting in April 2020.  The age divisions will become U6, U8, U10 through to U21, impacting all minor and female ball hockey programs under the NBHAC umbrella for tournament play.  

 

 

PREVIOUS BOYS DIVISIONS   

AGE in 2020 

NEW NAME 

Squirt (Learn to Play) 

2014-2015-2016  

Under-6 (U6) 

Tyke 

2012-2013 

Under-8 (U8) 

Novice 

2010-2011 

Under-10 (U10) 

Atom 

2008-2009 

Under-12 (U12) 

Peewee 

2006-2007 

Under-14 (U14) 

Bantam 

2004-2005 

Under-16 (U16) 

Junior 

2002-2003 

Under-18 (U18) 

Juvenile 

1999-2000-2001 

Under-21 (U21) 

 

 

PREVIOUS GIIRLS DIVISIONS    

AGE in 2020 

NEW NAME 

Girls U10 

2010-2011      

Under-10 (GU10)

Girls U12 

2008-2009 

Under-12 (GU12) 

Girls U14 

2006-2007 

Under-14 (GU14) 

Girls U16 

2004-2005 

Under-16 (GU16) 

Girls U18 

2002-2003 

Under-18 (GU18) 

 

Changes will be implemented in all OBHA programs in 2020.  Teams attending the CanAm Youth Ball Hockey Championships will have qualified using 2019 age groups in both boys and girls divisions. 

As a reminder, for house league programs, leagues may merge age groups/divisions to the benefit of their program. 

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