A Hockey (Novice A – 12)

Hockey Winnipeg divides the Novice A (7/8), Minor Atom (9), and Atom (10) teams into two leagues representing two halves of Winnipeg – Winnipeg West and Winnipeg East.  SWHA plays in the West League against other Winnipeg West teams during the regular season.  During playoffs, the East and West teams play against each other in the City Playoffs.

Hockey Winnipeg’s Minor Peewee (11) and Peewee (12) teams play in a city wide division during the regular season and the City Playoffs.

Each age group has 3 levels of play known as A1, A2 and A3 except the Novice A division.  Only the Novice A division participates in Hockey Winnipeg’s East and West league games.  The Novice B and Novice C teams participate in the House League program.

Team categories are as follows:

  • Novice A (7/8)
  • Minor Atom – 9A1 / 9A2 / 9A3
  • Atom – 10A1 / 10A2 / 10A3
  • Minor Peewee – 11A1 / 11A2 / 11A3
  • Peewee – 12A1 / 12A2 / 12A3

The number of registered players within the SWHA boundaries and the minimum/maximum roster size determines the number of teams formed each year.  The number of teams is then used to determine the level (known as A1, A2 and A3) that SWHA will host.  All teams are known as South Winnipeg Kings

Try-outs are held each year to place players onto appropriate teams.  The highest ranked players are placed on an A1 team, the next highest on A2, and the next on A3.

Coaches are selected by the SWHA coach selection committee.  Coaches should apply at registration time.  Applications are available here: SWHA Coach and Team Official Application

8-12 Game Schedules and Standings are available on the Hockey Winnipeg website.

Recent 8-12 News


2018 SWHA Awards Night

March 15, 2018

At this time we are requesting that parents provide nominations for the following awards: SWHA Coach of the Year, which can be a Head or Assistant coach from any SWHA […]


SWHA 2018 Playoff Meeting

February 14, 2018

Attention Coaches & Managers (Female, 8-12 and Direct Entry teams), The 2018 SWHA playoff meeting will be held Wednesday Feb. 21st, 8:00pm at SWCC – Richmond. At least one officially […]


Coach Meeting 2017-18 Season

October 10, 2017

7:00 pm, Wed October 11, 2017 St Norbert Community Centre All SWHA Coaches (Co-ed teams Novice A thru Midget) and Storm Coaches (female teams hosted by SWHA & FGNHA) are […]


2017-18 Schedule Exemption Deadlines

October 4, 2017

Planning a tournament? The 2017-18 Hockey Winnipeg Schedule exemption deadlines for A-hockey teams; Novice A (7&8) and older are: First Half:  October 10, 2017 Second Half:  December 1, 2017 Teams […]


2017 Player Development Program Cancelled

August 11, 2017

The 2017 Player Development Program (PDP) will not be taking place.  Players currently registered will be refunded in the next few days.  For refund inquiries, please contact the SWHA Registrar, Brent […]


Interested in Coaching?

July 31, 2017

The SWHA Coach Selection Committee is now accepting applications for Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches for the 2017-18 season.  Applicants must complete the application form provided under the Coach/Manager section of the […]


Amended Age Advancement Policies

July 27, 2017

Effective in the 2017/18 season, SWHA has amended the age advancement policies for players and goaltenders. Please review the SWHA Policies if you have a child in the age groups affected (ages […]