The Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League (MU18HL) is a thirteen (13) team league operating in Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. Each rural minor hockey region within the province of Manitoba may operate one U18 AAA team and Hockey Winnipeg may operate a maximum of five teams (currently, Hockey Winnipeg operates three). The Kenora Thistles are also a member club.
The Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League is a thirteen (13) team league operating in Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. Each team is designated a region within the province, with the exception of Winnipeg and Kenora; Winnipeg is divided into three (3) regions while Kenora is designated northwestern Ontario.
The objective of the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League is (a) to encourage and foster U18 AAA hockey and (b) to promote and encourage the formation of U18 AAA Hockey in Manitoba.
Schedule & Playoffs
Each member club plays a balanced 44 game schedule: each club plays every other club four (4) times, twice at each teams home region. The top eight (8) teams, according to points obtained, qualify for the play-offs. The highest seeded team will play a five (5) game series against the lowest seeded team and the second highest seeded team will play a five (5) game series against the second lowest seeded team, etc., etc. This format will be used to determine all four (4) first round, two (2) second round, and the final round match-up(s), as per the league by-laws.