High School Sport Upgrade Exemption in Winnipeg
Currently there are high schools in the city that take advantage of an exemption which gives them a distinct edge. They voluntarily upgrade to a more skilled division (ie:AAAA) during the regular season only to return to their default division (ie:AAA) for the playoffs. After a season at AAAA, these teams almost always dominate the AAA playoffs. As you can imagine, it is disheartening and unfair for all the other teams when they realize they will face these AAAA opponents during AAA playoffs.
The proposal is to modify the upgrade exemption and ask teams to declare which division they choose to play for at the beginning of the season and remain there for the duration of the season and playoffs.