(ISN) – BC Hockey announced January 20, 2015 that there will be several changes made to the Major Midget League for the upcoming 2015-2016 season.
Major Midget League teams will host Identification Camps in the spring following the TELUS Cup. Locations and dates will be released at a later time, and online registration will be available. The Identification Camp presents an option for players interested to receive feedback from the teams and more information on the League. A player does not have to attend an Identification Camp in the Spring to be eligible to attend the Evaluation Camp in August. Teams will be eligible to verbally commit up to 12 players at the end of the Camp, and there will be no player releases.
MML teams are boundary-based, and the following areas will be changing boundaries for the 2015-2016 season:
|Area||Former Team||New Team||Notes|
|Burnaby Minor||Burnaby Minor (East)||Vancouver NW Giants||Vancouver NE Chiefs||Postal Codes V5B, V5A, V5E, V3N, V3J|
|Burnaby Minor (West)||Vancouver NW Giants||Postal Codes V5C, V5G, V5H, V5J|
|New Westminster||Vancouver NW Giants||Vancouver NE Chiefs|
|Langley||Valley West Hawks||Fraser Valley Thunderbirds|
|North Delta||Greater Vancouver Canadians||Valley West Hawks|
|100 Mile House||Cariboo Cougars||Thompson Blazers|
|Cowichan Valley||Lake Cowichan||South Island Royals||North Island Silvertips||North of the Cowichan River and South Lake Cowichan|
|Cowichan Valley North|
|Cowichan Valley South||South Island Royals||South of the Cowichan River|
Players registered in the 2014-2015 season who are affected by the boundary changes are eligible to attend an Evaluation Camp under the following criteria:
a) The Zone in which the player was carded to in the 2014-2015 season or
b) The Zone in which the player resides based on the changes to the Boundaries.
Additionally, there will be a Player Movement Waiver Policy that will allow for MML teams to apply to issue up to three (3) residential waivers for players that were released from Evaluation Camps in their home zone.
The BC Hockey Major Midget League was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group, play at a high level, and be developed for the next level of hockey. These teams have an opportunity each year to compete for the National Midget Championship.