LEAGUES - ABOUT
U18FAAA (U18 Female AAA)
The U18FAAA program consists of five (5) zone-based teams that are spread across the province. The teams play a 32 game regular season, followed by the playoffs.
The U18FAAA Champion has the opportunity to compete for the ESSO Cup, Hockey Canada’s National Female Midget Championship.
The U18FAAA program was initiated in the 2007-2008 season in response to the membership’s desire to provide an opportunity for elite female hockey players to come together on zone teams to challenge other elite U18 female teams.
BC Hockey launched a Zone Program in 2016 - 2017 when it partnered with the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association (OMAHA) to operate a pilot project. The project expanded in the 2017 - 2018 season with the East Kootenay and Yukon joining with the OMAHA.
Moving into the 2020 - 2021 season, BC Hockey will continue to work with District Associations in the operation of a zone program. District Associations are required to confirm their participation by March 15, 2020.
A U15AAA (Major Bantam AAA) Pilot Program will be launched for the 2019 - 2020 season in the Lower Mainland, Okanagan and Vancouver Island. The program has expanded to include the 10 AAA draw zones for the 2020 - 2021 season.
The program is open to all U15 aged players (13 or 14 years old within the calendar year). Teams compete in a 30-game season, including two (2) showcase weekends and a tournament-style championship in March.
The U16AAA (Minor Midget) League was established in the 2018 - 2019 season and gives an opportunity for 15-year-old players to develop with other athletes in the same age. The program includes the 10 AAA draw zones.
The program is open to all U16 aged players (15 years old within the calendar year). Teams compete in a 32-game season, including two (2) showcase weekends and playoffs in March.
The U18AAA (Major Midget) League was established in the 2004 - 2005 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey.
The program is open to all U18 aged players (15, 16 and 17 year olds within the calendar year). Teams compete in a 36-game season, including two (2) showcase weekends and playoffs in March.
The U18AAA champion has the opportunity to compete for the TELUS Cup, Hockey Canada's National U18AAA Championship.
BC High School Hockey League
The 2007 BC Hockey Summit produced “Cooperate with the School System" to introduce hockey to all students in BC as one of the most important growth initiatives for BC Hockey. One strong recommendation from the Summit groups was for “BC Hockey to become involved in BC School Sports/ High School hockey.”