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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 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 Late Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Closes April 3 


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 Late Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Closes April 3


For more information, visit the Player Development Webpage.


Questions? Please contact:
Steve McKirdy
Youth Committee Chair
Director of Player Development
cahastevem@yahoo.com 

  

Player Development Weekend - On Ice Schedule

DATE DAY START END RINK NOTES
April 10, 2015 Friday 2:00 PM 3:00 PM Train 2001 Optional Skate
April 10, 2015 Friday 7:30 PM 9:00 PM Train 2001
April 11, 2015 Saturday 8:00 AM 9:30 AM Main 2001
April 11, 2015 Saturday 9:00 AM 10:20 AM Train Girls Clinic
April 11, 2015 Saturday 9:40 AM 11:10 AM Main 2000
April 11, 2015 Saturday 11:20 AM 12:20 PM Main 2000/2001 Goalie Evals
April 11, 2015 Saturday 12:10 PM 3:10 PM Train Mite Jamboree
April 11, 2015 Saturday 12:30 PM 2:00 PM Main 2001
April 11, 2015 Saturday 3:20 PM 4:20 PM Train Girls Clinic
April 11, 2015 Saturday 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Train U12 Checking Clinic
April 11, 2015 Saturday 4:50 PM 6:20 PM Main 2000
April 12, 2015 Sunday 9:00 AM 10:30 AM Train 1998
April 12, 2015 Sunday 10:40 AM 12:10 PM Train 1999
April 12, 2015 Sunday 10:50 AM 12:20 PM Main U12 Goalie Clinic
April 12, 2015 Sunday 12:30 PM 1:30 PM Main U12 Checking Clinic
April 12, 2015 Sunday 1:10 PM 2:10 AM Train 98/99 Goalie Evals
April 12, 2015 Sunday 2:20 PM 3:50 PM Train 1998
April 12, 2015 Sunday 4:00 PM 5:30 PM Train 1999

   

Player Development Weekend

In addition to the Boys Prospects Tryouts, CAHA will be hosting several clinics and a Mite Jamboree.  Please click on the tabs below for information and registration for each event.

Each Checking Clinic requires a separate registration. If you would like to attend BOTH clinics, be sure to register for both.

   

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.

  

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