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USA Hockey Approves Name Changes

Based on a rule change by USA Hockey, age classifications will no longer have name labels like ‘midget’ or ‘bantam’ in the USAH rulebook.

Instead, all age categories for youth hockey are to be referred to only by age number – 12U, 14U, 16U, etc.. The new categories are:

18U - Seventeen (17) and Eighteen (18) (Midget)
16U - Fifteen (15) and Sixteen (16) (Midget)
14U - Thirteen (13) and Fourteen (14) (Bantam)
12U - Eleven (11) and Twelve (12) (Pee Wee)
10U - Nine (9) and Ten (10) (Squirt)
8U - Eight (8) & Seven (7) (Mite)
6U - Six (6) & Under (Mini Mite)


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