Changes Announced to Programming Novice & Below, News (Aurora Minor Hockey)

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Changes Announced to Programming Novice & Below
Submitted By Chris MacEachern on Thursday, February 08, 2018
The AMHA is excited about the age-appropriate programming coming into play, all of which is designed to deliver a better hockey experience for our younger age groups.

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association, in partnership with the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF), is proactively approaching a nation-wide initiative which will see more kids at younger ages playing and practicing hockey in age-appropriate programming.

Starting in the 2019-2020 season, Hockey Canada has mandated players 8-years-old and under will participate in modified-ice games, which includes cross-ice or half-ice. To continue the player progression for young athletes already in modified-ice programming, the OHF will expand its modified-ice programming in 2018-2019 season and advance 2011-born players from cross-ice to half-ice games. The focus in practices will remain station-based.

In 2019-2020, as per the Hockey Canada modified-ice mandate, those same players start the season playing half-ice games and end it with full-ice games.

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Story content comes directly from the Ontario Minor Hockey Association.
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