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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 Board of Directors Special Election – South Carolina

Pursuant to CAHA Bylaw 14.12, a special election is being called for the South Carolina 2 – Charleston Director position to fill a vacancy caused by a recent resignation.

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 South Carolina Member Associations for voting.



2016 CAHA Boys Prospects Tryouts

The 2016 Boys Prospect Tryouts was held April 15-17, 2016 at the Extreme Ice Center located in Indian Trail, North Carolina. Tryouts were open to all male U.S. citizens born in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002.

1999, 2000 and 2001 players selected during the Affiliate tryouts will advance to the Southeastern District National Camp Tryout. The Southeastern District National Camp Tryout selects players to attend the USA Hockey National Camps and Festivals held during the summer. Nineteen (19) 2002 birth year players, 2 Goalies, 12 Forwards and 5 Defense will be selected from the Affiliate tryout to advance to the Southeastern District 14 Camp held annually during the summer.

2016 Selections


CAHA 2016 Tournament Schedules and Results

The 2016 CAHA Tournament Schedules are completed and being posted in the Tournaments section of Youth Hockey.  They can be found here:

Tournament Results

Peewee Championship, Feb 5-7 @ Greensboro Icehouse * Completed *
Peewee Champion - Carolina Lightning, Finalist - Pineville Falcons
NC Bantam Championship, Mar 4-6 @ Greensboro Icehouse * Completed *
Champion - Jr. Hurricanes, Finalist - Carolina Eagles
NC Midget 16U Championship, Mar 4-6 @ Pineville Icehouse * Completed *
Champion- Jr. Checkers, Finalist - Jr. Hurricanes
NC Midget 18U Championship, Mar 4-6 @ Pineville Icehouse * Completed *
Champion - Carolina Lightning , Finalist - Triad Storm

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Play Up Policy Amended for the 2016-2017 Season

The CAHA Board of Directors recently adopted a proposal for amendments to the Play Up Policy which are effective for the 2016-2017 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.

For the 2016-2017 season bylaw articles 19.2 through 19.12 shall apply.

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 March 2016

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