Hockey Winnipeg approved the following rule changes for the 2017-18 season:
The Minor Bantam A and Minor Midget A age divisions have been eliminated.
- 13 and 14 year-old players will play Bantam A division.
- 15, 16 and 17 year-old players will play Midget A division.
Only Bantam A1 and Midget A1 divisions will play body-contact. The A2 and A3 categories for Bantam A (13, 14) and Midget A (15, 16, 17) will be Non Body Checking (NBC).
The AA Hockey Program will have Minor Bantam (13) and Bantam (14) divisions in 2017-18. The Midget AA division is for players ages 15, 16,and 17 (no Minor Midget AA division).