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Hockey Canada ditches words like 'midget', 'peewee' from its age categories

18 novembre 2019
Words like midget and peewee hockey will no longer be a part of Hockey Canada's age categories. The national governing body of ice hockey and ice sledge hockey in Canada has announced categories will now be named for their ages, such as U7, U9, U11, etc. Check it out:



Hockey Canada says "We believe everyone should feel welcome in the game" and adds the new system will “simplify the system for families who may be new to the game.”

While the organization itself isn't giving any other specific reasons for the name change, the old ones have been the subject of some controversy, especially "midget", which can be viewed as a derogatory term. In fact, the Alberta Little People Association had been fighting for some time to have the term removed from Hockey Canada's vernacular.

“We want to raise awareness to say that this word is not appropriate anymore,” said Jessica Hayhoe, who is the group’s vice-president, while appearing on a radio program in Calgary last year.

Hayhoe stated several organizations had already taken measures to remove the term.

"Sport Manitoba is, Ontario Basketball is, Hockey BC and Hockey PEI and Hockey Quebec are, and nationally, we’re working with Hockey Canada. The US Hockey Federation...eliminated the word. So it’s becoming more worldwide, not just here in Canada,” Hayhoe said.

Several media outlets are reporting the changes first started when Regina Scott, who has a young son with dwarfism, reached out to the local youth basketball association in Guelph, Ontario after noticing the term “midget” on a banner at a mall.

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