whatever merit there may be in exluding players younger than midget, please remember that Hockey Canada did not wake up one day and decide to change the age groupings including midget. The change was only made after considerable study and investigation including presentations from the hockey and medical communities. This was not a decision made in haste and for a group of uninformed persons in the NMGHL to take it upon themselves to decide that Hockey Canada was wrong and that they know better is just ludicrous.
Take this to its logical extension - should individual leagues and organizations make up their own age groupings according to their whims? This is an invitation to chaos.