Announcement Regarding Non-Body Checking at U14 and Above, News (Guelph Minor Hockey Association)

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Apr 20, 2023 | Bryan Smith | 863 views
Announcement Regarding Non-Body Checking at U14 and Above
The OMHA recently announced that non-body checking hockey will be implemented at the “BB” level.

As part of this announcement, the OMHA noted:

·     BB will be the only Representative category with no body checking permitted.

·     Associations are not required to provide a Base category team to be able to offer BB Non-Body Checking entry.

·     Player movement to access Non-Body Checking hockey is not permitted.

You can read the OMHA announcement HERE.


Guelph Minor Hockey has confirmed our intent to follow this directive.


·         The 4th entry team at each age group will continue to be designated as “BB”.

·         The current tryout process will remain in place. Players have the option to enter tryouts at AAA or AA. Player movement to access non-body checking hockey is not permitted.

·         There will be a process available for “BB” teams, once selected and finalized, to apply to be considered for designation as “A” or “C”, both of which permit body contact.

·         The details of this process, and related criteria, are currently being determined and will be provided shortly.


Additional Entry at U14

In addition to the above, Guelph Minor Hockey has approved the creation of a 5th entry team at the U14 age group. This team will also be designated as “BB” and will provide additional rep hockey opportunities for players within the 2010 age group.