The term midget will no longer be used in Manitoba triple-A hockey leagues.

Triple-A officials announced last weekend that in the future, provincial midget will be referred to as U-18 Provincial, while U-17 Midget will be classified as U-17 Prep.

The organization, Little People of Manitoba, has been advocating for the change, saying the term midget harkens back to a time when little people were put on display to be laughed at, ridiculed and mocked.

Basketball Manitoba banned the term this spring.