Effective this year, Hockey Winnipeg has replaced the “A3” category of Minor Bantam, Bantam, Minor Midget and Midget with a new concept called “NBC” or Non-Body Checking. The hope is to retain players who want to play in a more recreational capacity without body checking and provide a degree of safety and injury protection to players.
There are 2 ways players can be assigned to NBC:
1. Players can request placement on NBC team by sending an email to SWHA Direct Entry VP Warren Hruska (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2. Players can be placed on NBC team through the evaluation and selection process. This year there will still be an “A2” category when there are enough players to form teams.