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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.


2017-2018 Grant Program

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.

TIMELINE FOR GRANT PROGRAM

June 30, 2017 - Grant Applications Due

July 15, 2017 - Grants reviewed by CAHA Board of Directors

August 15, 2017 - Notification Sent to Applicants

Please see attachment for application and Guidelines.



Play Up Policy Amended for the 2017-2018 Season

The CAHA Board of Directors recently adopted a proposal for amendments to the Play Up Policy which are effective for the 2017-2018 season.

Beginning in the 2017-2018 season: Players aged 13 and under shall not be allowed to move up an age classification except as provided in 19.6
and 19.8.

Please visit the Play Up Policy webpage for full information on recent changes, articles and educational material on long term athlete development.

Play Up Policy - Adopted February 2017

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 8, 2017

2017 OPEN DIRECTOR POSITIONS
TERM OF OFFICE: 2017 - 2020
North Carolina 2 Charlotte, NC
North Carolina 6 Raleigh, NC
South Carolina 2 Charleston, 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.




Important Dates 2016-2017

May 12 - 14, 2017: Boys National Camp Tryouts

May 16 -19. 2017: North American Rink Conference, Columbus, OH

June 7- 10, 2017: USA Hockey Annual Congress

June 30, 2017: Grant Application Date

July 15-16, 2017: CAHA Annual Meeting (PNC Arena - Raleigh)

July 15, 2016: Grant Application Review

August 15, 2017: Notification for successful Grants sent

September 1, 2017: Grant Notification


Jr. Hurricanes 18U AA Win Nationals

Our own Jr. Canes 18U AA team represented CAHA and won Nationals by beating the Delaware Ducks 3 - 1 in the Final Championship game.

The Jr Canes have had teams attend the nationals in their history and a few have advanced to the finals. This is the first Championship they have brought home.

We want to thank and congratulate the team, parents and coaches for a great showing and season.


USA Hockey Club Excellence

Club Excellence is a new online portal system designed to give USA Hockey associations a unique home to drive organizational success. The portal walks youth hockey leadership through the day-to-day needs of running a successful youth hockey association.

To access, the local association President or Vice President would need to submit through the link below. Once confirmed, they can invite the rest of the board to join them in the portal. Each leader has a job description, monthly tasks and a resource center with quick reference templates / best practice guides that relates to their association role.

www.usahockey.com/clubexcellence

If you have any questions about Club Excellence, please contact Brittany Bobak at (719) 538-1102 or brittany.bobak@usahockey.org.



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.



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.

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.



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