FACTOID # 27: If you're itching to live in a trailer park, hitch up your home and head to South Carolina, where a whopping 18% of residences are mobile homes.
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 


FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:



(* = Graphable)



Encyclopedia > Minor Hockey

Minor hockey is ice hockey for minors. There are minor hockey leagues all across Canada and Northern United States. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The term minor (from Latin smaller, lesser) has several meanings: Minor is a legal term for a young person, see Minor (law). ...

Players are classified by age, and the rules (especially for checking) vary from class to class.

In Canada, the divisions are designated by the Provincial hockey governing body based on Hockey Canada's:

  • Initiation (ages 5-6) often called Tykes or Squirts
  • Novice (ages 7-8)
  • Atom (ages 9-10)
  • Peewee (ages 11-12)
  • Bantam (ages 13-14)
  • Midget (ages 15-17)

In the United States, USA Hockey designates the following levels:

  • Mite (ages 8 and under)
  • Squirt (ages 9-10)
  • Peewee (ages 11-12)
  • Bantam (ages 13-14)
  • Midget 16 and Under (ages 15-16)
  • Midget 18 and Under (ages 17-18)

Some leagues also have a younger level referred to as 'Mosquitoes'.

The rankings of the various youth hockey league teams in the US and Canada can be found at the following website: http://www.nationalhockeyrankings.com/



Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m