Is it possible for a AA Midget player to make a junior hockey team, without the advantage of playing in front of scouts like AAA players? Can I still make junior hockey? He made the Canadian Olympic team years after being signed as an undrafted free agent. Heck, yours truly made Major Junior after not being drafted and then being dropped twice.
USA Hockey removes usage of traditional age classification names (pee wee, bantam, etc.)
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Minor hockey is an umbrella term for amateur ice hockey which is played below the junior age level. Players are classified by age, with each age group playing in its own league. The rules, especially as it relates to body contact, vary from class to class. In North America , the rules are governed by the national bodies, Hockey Canada and USA Hockey , while local hockey associations administer players and leagues for their region. Many provinces and states organize regional and provincial championship tournaments, and the highest age groups in Canada and USA also participate in national championships.
Traditional youth hockey age group names -- novice, peewee, atom, bantam and, most notably, midget -- could soon be revised as at least one provincial hockey organization has kickstarted the process that could eventually create a countrywide adjustment in the sport. At a meeting this week, BC Hockey's board of directors discussed the topic of division names used by its minor hockey association members. The subject was raised in part due to other sport organizations moving to eliminate the term 'midget,' but also because a potential shift to age-specific categories U15, U17, etc. Athletics Canada recently said it would pursue dropping the term "midget" as an age category descriptor, a move that came a few days after the Ontario Basketball Association stated its plans to do the same.
Colton Parayko plays for the St. Louis Blues in the NHL. In 33 games, Colton had 1 goal, 16 assists, 17 points.