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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 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.

Tier I & Tier II Pee Wee Championship Schedule, Scores and Standings

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


Girls' Skill Clinic

The Carolina Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) invites you to participate in a Girls' Skill Clinic with Megan Bozek that will be held at the Winston-Salem Annex Building, Winston-Salem, NC.  Megan is a member of the 2014 U.S. Women's Olympic Hockey Team and also the U.S. Women's National Team.  This CAHA sponsored event is being offered free of charge and is open to any female hockey player that has interest in attending. 

​A USA Hockey registration confirmation number is required to register for this event. Don't know your registration confirmation number? Click here to request a duplicate registration confirmation.

All skill levels are welcome!

The schedule for the Winston-Salem clinic on Saturday, February 28, 2015 is as follows:

  • 2:30 - 3:15 pm:  Check in
  • 3:15 - 4:15 pm:  On-ice session at the Winston-Salem Annex (full gear is required to participate in all skill and small area game drills).  Participants will be grouped by age and ability.
  • 4:30 – 5:15 pm:  Meet and Greet with Megan Bozek.

This event is being held in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Youth Hockey Association Annual Fundraiser event that will feature a Girls' Exhibition Game along with an NHL Alumni vs. the North Carolina Eagles adult hockey team.  Tickets for the Alumni Game and additional event information may be found on the Winston-Salem Youth Hockey Association website at www.wsyha.org.  The Girls' Exhibition game begins at 6:00 pm followed by the Alumni game at 7:00 pm.

The Winston-Salem Annex Building address is: 300 Deacon Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC 

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the clinic.

Paul Fidishun
Carolina Amateur Hockey Association
Girls' and Women's Committee Chair

Girls' Skill Clinic Online Registration

The clinics are free of charge but we do ask that each participant register online to help ensure we have an adequate number of coaches available for each session.


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.


Search is on for Most Passionate Hockey Communities

From usahockey.com

NORTHFIELD, Ill. – Announced today, at the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® featuring the Chicago Blackhawks® and Washington Capitals® broadcast on NBC, the puck officially dropped for Kraft Hockeyville USA – the search for America’s most passionate hockey community. Uniting an all-star roster of partners including the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), National Hockey League (NHL®), NBC Sports Group, and USA Hockey, Kraft’s award-winning, Canadian-born HockeyvilleTM program has expanded into the U.S. for the first time to help build better hockey communities across the country. Beginning today, hockey communities across the U.S. can vie for the esteemed title of “Kraft Hockeyville USA” and enter for a chance to win the grand prize of hosting an NHL® Pre-Season game televised live on NBCSN and $150,000 in arena upgrades.

How Kraft Hockeyville USA Works

Like a hockey game, Kraft Hockeyville USA has three periods. In the first period, communities across the country are encouraged to enter by sharing unique stories about their local rink, teams, hockey spirit and passion and submitting their nominations now through March 18, 2015, at www.KraftHockeyville.com, where complete contest rules and nomination applications are available.

Ten community finalists will be chosen to kick off the second action-packed period, which includes three rounds of public voting:

Round 1 (April 14-16, 2015) – Top four communities chosen to move on to the next round; remaining six each receive $20,000 toward arena upgrades.

Round 2 (April 21-22, 2015) – Top two finalists selected; remaining two each receive $40,000 toward arena upgrades.

Round 3 (April 27-29, 2015) – One community will emerge as the first-ever “Kraft Hockeyville USA”; runner-up will receive $75,000 toward arena upgrades.

In the final period, the winning community will be announced – on May 2, 2015 – and receive the grand prize of the chance to host an NHL® Pre-Season game televised on NBCSN and receive $150,000 in arena upgrades from Kraft.

For more information or to nominate your rink, click here.


WCIV-TV Names the Jr. Stingrays as the Athlete of the Week

January 21, 2015 - The Charleston J. Stingrays Pee Wee team captured the Pee Wee A championship at the 2015 Bell Capital Cup in Ottawa, Ontario and were named "Athletes of the Week" by WCIV TV4.  Click here for the full story and video. 

2015 Boys Prospect Tryouts

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

Tryouts are open to all male U.S. citizens born in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. All players must be legal residents of North or South Carolina to participate.

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, will be selected from the Affiliate tryout to advance to the Southeastern District 14 Camp held annually during the summer.

2001 Birth Year

Early bird registration opens February 1, 2015. The cost for 2001 birth year boys will be $120.00. Early bird registration will close on March 15, 2015. On March 16, 2015 registration will reopen at cost of $145.00. Registration officially closes April 3, 2015. There will be NO WALK UPS!! 

2001 Early Bird Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Opens February 1 

1998, 1999, 2000 Birth Years

Early bird registration opens February 1, 2015. The cost for 1998, 1999, 2000 birth year boys will be $80.00. Early bird registration will close on March 15, 2015. On March 16, 2015 registration will reopen at cost of $105.00. Registration officially closes April 3, 2015. There will be NO WALK UPS!!

1998, 1999, 2000 Early Bird Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Opens February 1

For more information, visit the Player Development Webpage.

Questions? Please contact:
Steve McKirdy
Youth Committee Chair
Director of Player Development


2014 Coaching Education Program Clinics

Date Level Location
September 6-7, 2014 1-2-3 Charlotte, NC
September 20-21, 2014 1-2-3 Raleigh, NC
October 4-5, 2014 1-2 Charleston, SC
October 4, 2014 1 Hillsborough, NC
October 5, 2014 2 Greensboro, NC
November 1-2, 2014 1-2-3 Raleigh, NC
December 6, 2014 1 Wilmington, NC
December 13-14, 2014 4 Charleston, SC


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


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.

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