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Announcement: Bantam MD Program
Submitted By Jane Sedo on Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Last week we asked for your feedback regarding the implementation of a MD Bantam and Minor Bantam Program (rep hockey, without bodychecking). 

The response was overwhelmingly in favour of this program and as such, we are pleased to announce that WMHA will pilot a Bantam MD team in the 2019-2020 season. This team will replace one of the Bantam AE teams. 

It is anticipated the level of play within the MD league will be very similar to the current AE program. Over the coming months WMHA will be working with various stakeholders to implement this program. 

The tryout schedule will be announced before the end of this week. 


2016: Alliance Hockey and the GTHL voted to gradually eliminate body checking from competitive hockey, A and below. 

2017: YSMHL introduced MD Programming for Minor Bantam, Bantam, Minor Midget and Midget.

The YSMHL 2018-2019 Minor Bantam division had 6 teams: Markham Waxers (2), Newmarket Redman, Barrie Colts, Aurora Tigers, Richmond Hill Stars.     

This season the following neighbouring Associations intend to offer MD programming at various divisions: Peterborough Petes, Pickering Panthers, NorthDurham, and Whitchurch Stoufvfille MHA.

As the program continues to unfold we will evaluate the possibility of adding more teams at other divisions; Minor Bantam and above in the 2020-2021 season.  

This is an initiative that our Rep Committee and members of the Association fully support. But like many new things, there may be some challenges along the way. Please know we are committed to ensuring this program is a success and supporting all those involved. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and comments. 

WMHA - Rep Committee 
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