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PROGRESSIVE MOVE BY THE RAILCATS
The Winnipeg East Railcats organization, in recognition of the social impacts and changes that need to be made with respect to the term "Midget" and use of the word to describe teams, has elected to refer to this group as U18.
In time, the Railcat board is confident that from a League Body perspective, that this will change across the board to reflect the negative connotations that the name impact has on people in our communities.
Having said this, while the Railcats will host and support a U18 team, there will likely still be reference to the terminology Midget until changes are made across the board through the governing body.
Thanks in advance for your support with our move in this direction.
***NEW for the 2019-2020 season****
Hockey Winnipeg has passed a new format for the age divisions in AA. This new format will be in place for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.
The Minor age groups will be removed and combined with the Major age groups. For the 2019-2020 season, we will have:
- Two equally skilled PeeWee teams with a combination of 11 (2008) and 12 (2007) year olds
- Two equally skilled Bantam teams with a combination of 13 (2006) and 14 (2005) year olds
and continue with our U18 team (15,16 and 17 year olds)
We are very excited about the opportunity of creating two very strong teams at each of these age levels along with our U18 team.
Go Cats Go!
The AA Winnipeg East Railcats is a joint venture between
St. Boniface Minor Hockey Association (SBMHA) and the Transcona Minor Hockey Association (TMHA).
AA Hockey within the Hockey Winnipeg system consists of three levels of hockey:
PeeWee - 11 and 12 year olds
Bantam - 13 and 14 year olds
U18 - 15, 16 & 17 year olds
Coaches are usually selected in the late spring/early summer and the organization will seek the best qualified coaches for each age category. Coaches will select the players for their team during the tryout process in the fall with players not making AA usually returning to the A level of hockey in either the SBMHA or the TMHA hockey areas.