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PROVINCIAL CATEGORIZATION

PROVINCIAL CATEGORIZATION PROCESS (MALE)

The provincial categorization method was changed at the annual meeting in May 2011 to adopt the following categories for male hockey:

Rural AA               1st teams from centres with an enrolment of 140+ players in the male program (Novice – Midget) in their association or amalgamation in the current season.

Rural A                  1st teams from centres with an enrolment of 100+ players in the male program (Novice – Midget) in their association or amalgamation in the current season.

Rural B                  1st teams from centres with an enrolment of 70+ players in the male program (Novice – Midget) in their association or amalgamation in the current season.

Rural C                  1st teams from centres with an enrolment of 50+ players in the male program (Novice – Midget) in their association or amalgamation in the current season.

Rural D                  1st teams from centres with an enrolment of 0-50 players in the male program (Novice – Midget) in their association or amalgamation in the current season.

Rural A1               2nd teams from Rural AA centres in the Male Atom and Pee Wee age categories.

In the Midget division of hockey, teams will be placed in categories at their regional meetings and are subject to review by the regional Directors and Vice Directors prior to approval by Minor Council at the Semi-Annual Meeting. Regions are required to supply their teams’ standings within the leagues they participate in. This information, as well as the teams’ official rosters are to be provided to the Regional Directors and Vice Directors prior to the Semi Annual Meeting

In the Bantam division of hockey, 2nd tiered teams will compete in one of the Bantam Rural A – D categories as approved by Minor Council.  Regions will be eligible to form Rural AA teams to compete in their own regional league or leagues in other regions.  These teams must form from a maximum of 5 associations within the region.  Prior to tryouts, the 5 associations must be declared.  Amalgamated associations will be considered as one association if in existence for three consecutive years.  These teams will be eligible to participate in the Rural AA provincial category.

In the Atom and Pee Wee divisions of hockey, 2nd tiered teams from Rural AA centres will compete in the newly created “Rural A1” provincial championships.  2nd tiered teams from Rural A – D centres will compete in a lower category as approved by Minor Council.

Male teams will continue to be placed in their respective categories as per Hockey Manitoba regulations and will not be permitted to move down a category.  Associations may continue to apply to move up and all team placements will be finalized by Minor Council representatives at the Semi Annual meeting.

PROVINCIAL HOST CATEGORIZATION (MALE)

 

Due to the fact that the registration numbers in the current season cannot be verified by the October 1st Provincial host application deadline, each Minor Hockey Association will use the previous year’s registration numbers to determine the category they will be eligible to host in the current season.  The categorization matrix outlining each Association’s category for the 2012-2013 season is included below.

Please note that we are aware there may be fluctuation in categories for Associations from year to year and this is mainly a guideline for Associations to use when applying to host a Provincial Championship.  Regardless of what categorization process is used, there is no 100% accurate method to determine Association categories.  Associations that have information indicating their registration will change significantly in the current season can contact the Hockey Manitoba office to discuss a change in their eligible category.  Please note: Associations may apply to host categories higher than their specified category in the matrix below.

 

2013 PROVINCIAL HOST CATEGORIZATION CHART (MALE)

Birtle 10 D Killarney 64 C
Hartney 11 D Peguis 64 C
St. Laurent 11 D Rock Lake 65 C
Ashern 13 D Shoal Lake 65 C
Rapid City 13 D Warren 65 C
Pinawa 14 D St. Eustache 70 C
Reston 14 D Landmark 75 B
Elm Creek 15 D Minnedosa 76 B
Miami/Roland 22 D Boissevain 79 B
Waskada 22 D Ste. Anne 81 B
Garson/Tyndall 24 D Gillam 82 B
Erickson/Onanole 27 D Ile des Chenes 83 B
Wabowden 28 D Split Lake 84 B
Treherne 31 D Teulon 84 B
Fisher Branch 32 D Fisher River 85 B
McCreary 32 D Lakeside 85 B
Hamiota 34 D Grunthal 86 B
Shilo 36 D Red River 90 B
Oakville 37 D Lac du Bonnet 93 B
Tritown 39 D Souris 94 B
Wawanesa 39 D La Broquerie 99 B
Glenboro 40 D Neepawa 99 B
Roblin 40 D Niverville 102 A
Southern Steelers 42 D Gimli 105 A
Holland 43 D Mitchell 105 A
Swan Lake 43 D Carman 106 A
Russell 46 D Altona 108 A
Ste. Rose 46 D Sagkeeng 108 A
Elkhorn 47 D OCN 111 A
Stony Mountain 48 D Dauphin 114 A
Winnipegosis 48 D Rat River 114 A
Grand Plains 49 D Virden 116 A
St. Adolphe 49 D Beausejour 119 A
Riverton 52 C Cross Lake 119 A
Deloraine 56 C The Pas 127 A
Manitou/Somerset 56 C Flin Flon 132 A
Lake Manitoba 58 C Stonewall 132 A
Gladstone 59 C Norway House 133 A
Melita 60 C Swan Valley 143 AA
Pineview 60 C Morden 144 AA
Sandy Bay 60 C Lorette 151 AA
Notre Dame 61 C Winkler 155 AA
Foxwarren 62 C Steinbach 171 AA
Carberry 63 C Macdonald 214 AA
MacGregor 63 C Portage 217 AA
Arborg 64 C Springfield 242 AA
Fairford 64 C Thompson 274 AA
Brandon 470 AA

PROVINCIAL CATEGORIZATION PROCESS (FEMALE)

 

For the purpose of Hockey Manitoba minor Female provincial play-off competitions, teams will be placed in categories at their regional meetings and are subject to review by the regional Female Vice Directors prior to approval by Minor Council at the Semi-Annual Meeting. Regions are required to supply their teams’ standings within the leagues they participate in. This information, as well as the teams’ official rosters are to be provided to the regional Female Vice Directors prior to the Semi Annual meeting.