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Designated USA Hockey Affiliate Association 
for North and South Carolina

“Ensuring every day will be a great day for hockey!”

Carolina Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) is the USA Hockey governing body for ice hockey in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina.  Formed in 2000, CAHA's mission is to encourage, foster and promote the development and growth of the sport of amateur hockey in North Carolina and South Carolina.


2015 CAHA Board of Directors Election

The CAHA Board of Directors is currently in the nomination process for two (2) Director openings in North Carolina and one (1) Director opening in South Carolina.

Any Registered Participant Member of CAHA may nominate himself / herself or any other person who resides within the geographic district of the open Director position(s). Nominations shall be in writing and must include: (a) the registered participant member's name and address, (b) the nominee's name, address, and acceptance statement, and (c) a brief resume of the nominee's qualifications and hockey-related experience.

Nominations close May 6, 2015

Term of Office:  2015-2018

North Carolina 3 - Fayetteville, NC, Greenville, NC, Wilmington, NC
North Carolina 4 - Hillsborough, NC, Raleigh, NC
South Carolina 6 - Columbia, SC, Greenville, SC

Please carefully read the election rules. Failure to properly follow the rules may void any or all nominations received during this process. All nominations received within the specified time frame and in accordance with the nomination rules will be placed upon a ballot and forwarded to CAHA Member Associations for voting.


2015 Boys Prospect Tryouts

The 2015 Boys Prospect Tryouts were held April 10-12, 2015 at the Extreme Ice Center located in Indian Trail, North Carolina.

Tryouts were open to all male U.S. citizens born in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001, who are legal residents of North Carolina or South Carolina.

The 1998, 1999 and 2000 players selected during the affiliate tryouts will advance to the Southeastern District Festival. The Southeastern District Festival selects players to attend the USA Hockey National Camps and Festivals held during the summer. Twenty (20) 2001 birth year players, 2 Goalies, 12 Forwards and 6 Defensemen, selected from the Affiliate tryout to advance to the Southeastern District 14 Camp held annually during the summer. 

2015 Boys Prospect Tryout Selections


CAHA Girls Clinic with Olympian Julie Chu


New Video Quantifies Cross-Ice Advantages

The NHL analytics team uses tracking technology to compare cross-ice to full-ice for 8U players

A cutting-edge NHL analytics team put the test to youth hockey for the first time ever, comparing cross-ice hockey to full-ice hockey. Watch this video and see what you think.


CAHA Championship Tournaments

The CAHA Championship Tournaments are the qualifying tournaments to advance teams to the Southeastern District Tier I Tournament, Southeastern District Tier II Pee Wee Tournament and the USA Hockey National Championships. Click the link below for the game schedule.

Championship Schedule, Scores and Standing - All Levels

Congratulations to CAHA Champions advancing to the Southeastern District Championship:

Tier II Pee Wee
Pineville Falcons (CAHA #1) - Champions
Charleston Jr. Stingrays (CAHA #2) - Runner Up
Tier I Bantam
Carolina Jr. Hurricanes
Tier I Midget U16
Carolina Jr. Hurricanes

Congratulations to our North Carolina Tier II champions advancing to the USA Hockey National Championship:

NC Tier II Bantam
Carolina Stars
NC Tier II Midget U16
Carolina Lightning
NC Tier II Midget U18
Charlotte Jr. Checkers


USA Hockey Annual Guide

Each year, USA Hockey publishes its Annual Guide, which details the organization's administrative structure, programs and philosophy, bylaws, rules and regulations and much more.

2014-2015 USA Hockey Annual Guide (PDF)

Official Rules of Ice Hockey

The Official Playing Rules provides consistency for all participants, to ensure a safe and positive playing environment while continuing to focus on skill development and enjoyment of the sport.

2013-2017 Official Rules of Ice Hockey (PDF)

Mobile Rulebook

The USA Hockey Mobile Rulebook is the digital version of the current USA Hockey Rulebook. Use the search bar or click on 'Sections' to navigate the vast hockey resources including rules, descriptions, casebook examples and videos. All content can be shared on Facebook and Twitter.

Click here to access the Mobile Rulebook