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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.


CAHA Annual Member Asociation Meeting

The CAHA Annual Meeting of Member Associations will be held on Saturday, July 26 at Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, NC. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM and end at 5:00 PM.  Each Member Association in CAHA is expected to send a representative to this meeting.

CAHA Grant Program

CAHA is pleased to announce four different Grant Programs for the 2014-2015 season.  The grant programs are: ADM Cross Ice/Half Ice Implementation, Carolina Play Hockey Growth and Retention, Player Development and Try Hockey for Free. The purpose of the CAHA Grant Program is to assist affiliate member associations to increase participation in the sport of hockey and promote player development in the Carolinas. All member associations in CAHA are eligible to apply. Member associations will be asked to come up with ideas to grow the sport at the local level and can seek financial assistance from CAHA to help support their efforts. We are looking for the associations to furnish the ideas, leadership and hard work to successfully manage their program and to help grow the sport of hockey within our Affiliate.

All applications and documentation due June 30, 2014

2014-15 Grant Program Information and Application

2+2 Challenge Results

A record 315 associations in 45 states participated in USA Hockey's 2 and 2 Challenge, a program that played a significant role in the record number of American players overall during the 2013-14 season.

Associations that commit to the 2 and 2 Challenge follow a systematic year-long plan of utilizing grassroots marketing tools and national events in an effort to add two additional new players and retain two more players than their previous season's 8-and-under player totals.

Congratulations to CAHA associations that completed the 2013-14 season’s 2 and 2 Challenge!

Cape Fear Youth Hockey Association - GOLD
Charlotte Metro Hockey Association - GOLD
Greater Greenville Hockey Association (SC) - GOLD
Wilmington Ice House/Coastal Carolina Hockey Association - GOLD
Winston Salem Youth Hockey Association - GOLD

Play Up Policy

The CAHA Board of Directors recently adopted a Play Up Policy to regulate requests for players to move up into the next age classification. Players may only play up under specific criteria as defined in CAHA Bylaws, Addendum E, 19.0 Play Up Policy.

Players who played in an older age classification in a previous season are not grandfathered in. Each player must meet the criteria each year of play up eligibiliy.

The CAHA Board of Directors supports USA Hockey's position of a player being developed and playing within their appropriate age classification and also recognizes the fact that allowing a player to participate as a play up in most instances may be detrimental to the players development.

Specific questions on the play up policy should be directed to:

Steve McKirdy, CAHA Youth Chair, cahastevem@yahoo.com

CAHA Play Up Policy (PDF)
CAHA Play Up Request & Acknowledgement of Risk and Liability Form (PDF)


CAHA Championship Tournaments
General Information, Rules and Schedule

Screening Compliance List A-D
Screening Compliance List E-H
Screening Compliance List I-L
Screening Compliance List M-P
Screening Compliance List Q-T
Screening Compliance List U-Z

Athlete Development - Nutrition
The ADM website offers nutrition videos and a downloadable chart for athletes. 

Hockey and Science
Ph.D. Stephen R. Norris, a British sports and physiology scientist talks abut long term athlete development.

National Champions

Two CAHA teams brought home national titles with wins in the final game of the 2014 Toyota USA Hockey National Championship Tournament. Our 2014 National Champions are: 

Tri-City Selects - Women's C Champion
East Coast Eagles - Tier II 2A 16 & Under Champion

Congratulations to the Eagles and TC Selects!

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.

2013-2014 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)