2014 DIVISION ASSIGNMENT GUIDELINES

MAJOR ATOM VS. MINOR ATOM

MAJOR ATOM AAA, MAJOR ATOM AA, MAJOR ATOM A, MAJOR ATOM B
These are competitive or ‘Rep hockey’ divisions. Players must be born in 2003 (or later). i.e. if a team has any players born in 2002 they are not eligible for these divisions. Players may be all 2003 or a combination of 2003 and 2004 birth years. At the Major AAA and Major AA levels most teams in this tournament will be all 2003 birth years. At the Major A and Major B levels many of the teams will field a combination of 2003 and 2004 birth years.

MINOR ATOM AAA, MINOR ATOM AA, MINOR ATOM A
These are competitive or ‘Rep hockey’ divisions. Players must be born in 2004 (or later). i.e. if a team has any players born in 2003 they are not eligible for these divisions. Players may be all 2004 or a combination of 2004 and 2005 birth years. In most cases, teams in these divisions in this tournament will consist of players ALL with 2004 birth years.

ATOM HOUSE A, ATOM HOUSE B, ATOM HOUSE C
These are recreational hockey divisions. Players must be born in 2003 (or later). i.e. if a team has any players born in 2002 they are not eligible for these divisions. Players may be all 2003 or a combination of 2003 and 2004 birth years. Most Atom House League teams will be a combination of 2003 and 2004 birth years. To enter at a House B or House C level your team must either:

MAJOR PEEWEE vs. MINOR PEEWEE

MAJOR PEEWEE AAA, MAJOR PEEWEE AA, MAJOR PEEWEE A
These are competitive or 'Rep hockey' divisions. Players must be born in 2001 (or later). i.e. if a team has any players born in 2000, they are not eligible for these divisions. Players may be all 2001 or a combination of 2001 or 2002 birth years. At the Major Peewee AAA and AA levels most teams in this tournament will be comprised of players born in 2001 only. At the Major Peewee A level, teams will field a combination of 2001 and 2002 birth years.

MINOR PEEWEE AAA, MINOR PEEWEE AA, MINOR PEEWEE A
These are competitive or ‘Rep hockey’ divisions. Players must be born in 2002 (or later). i.e. if a team has any players born in 2001 they are not eligible for these divisions. Players may be all 2002 or a combination of 2002 and 2003 birth years. In most cases, teams in these divisions in this tournament will consist of players ALL with 2002 birth years.


PEEWEE HOUSE A
These are recreational hockey divisions. Players must be born in 2001 (or later). i.e. if a team has any players born in 2000 they are not eligible for these divisions. Players may be all 2001 or a combination of 2001 and 2002 birth years. Most Peewee House League teams will be a combination of 2001 and 2002 birth years.

Teams registered as Peewee House 'B' are encouraged to apply for the Peewee House 'A' division, if they feel they are a strong Peewee House 'B' team and could compete at the Peewee House 'A' level.

ODMHA Divisional Assignment Policy

The Bell Capital Cup organizing committee introduced a new policy for the 2011 Bell Capital Cup due to AA being the highest level (Tier 1) of hockey in the ODMHA. This policy has been developed to create a competitive balance between all divisions and with its success last year, it will continue for the 2013 Tournament.

As of November 15, 2013 the top two (2) teams in the Major Atom B divions of the ODMHA, UOVMHL, LSLMHL and the UCMHL standings may be moved into the Major Atom A division and compete at that level for the 2013 Bell Capital Cup.

The organizing committee will review if the third and/or fourth place team(s) winning percentage is over 70% and evaluate on a case-by-case basis.
The Bell Capital Cup organizing committee reserves the right to move teams among its divisions in order to create a competitive balance.

AAA vs. AA vs. A vs. B

AAA DIVISIONS (TIER 1)

                                                                                                                    
ODMHA – AA teams (Major Peewee AAA) ALLIANCE – AAA teams
GTHL – AAA teams OMHA – AAA teams
NOHA – AAA teams USA – Top Tier 1 or AAA teams (high level non-elite teams)
QUEBEC – AA teams EUROPE/ASIA – Elite level Club teams

AA DIVISIONS (TIER 2)

                                                                                                                    
ODMHA – A teams  (Major Peewee AA) ALLIANCE – AA teams
GTHL – AA teams OMHA – AA teams
NOHA – AA teams USA – Lower non elite Tier 1; Top Tier 2 teams
QUEBEC – BB teams EUROPE/ASIA – non elite and mid level Club teams

A DIVISIONS (TIER 3) – EXCEPT Major Atom A

                                                                                                                    
ODMHA – B teams (Major Peewee A) ALLIANCE – A teams
GTHL – A, elite AE teams  OMHA – A teams
NOHA – A teams  USA – Lowe Tier 2 teams and Tier 3
QUEBEC – CC teams EUROPE/ASIA – Club teams (small cities)

MAJOR ATOM A (TIER 3)

                                                                                                                   
ODMHA – Top level B teams ALLIANCE – A teams
GTHL – A teams OMHA – A teams
NOHA – A teams  USA – Lower level Tier 2 teams
QUEBEC – BB & top CC teams EUROPE/ASIA – Club teams (small cities)

MAJOR ATOM B (TIER 3/4)

                                                                                                                 
ODMHA – Low to mid level B teams ALLIANCE – BB, B, AE teams
GTHL – AE teams OMHA – BB, B, AE teams
NOHA – A, BB, B teams USA – Tier 3 teams
QUEBEC – Lower to mid CC teams EUROPE/ASIA – Lower level Club teams (small cities)

HOUSE A vs. HOUSE B vs. HOUSE C

PEEWEE HOUSE A
ODMHA – House A & top level House B teams
QUEBEC – House A teams
Non ODMHA Ontario – House A teams & House ‘red’ teams

ATOM HOUSE A
ODMHA – House A teams
QUEBEC – House A teams
Non ODMHA Ontario – House A teams & House ‘red’ teams

ATOM HOUSE B
ODMHA – House B teams
QUEBEC – House B teams
Non ODMHA Ontario – House B teams & House ‘white’ teams

ATOM HOUSE C
ODMHA – House C teams
QUEBEC – House C teams
Non ODMHA Ontario – House C teams & House tier 3 teams

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