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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 2016 Tournament Schedules Released

The 2016 CAHA Tournament Schedules are completed and being posted in the Tournaments section of Youth Hockey.  They can be found here: http://www.carolinahockey.org/page/show/1063252-caha-championship-tournaments

Schedules available now

Peewee Championship, Feb 5-7 @ Greensboro Icehouse * Completed *
Peewee Champion - Carolina Lightning, Finalist - Pineville Falcons

 

NC Bantam Championship, Mar 4-6 @ Greensboro Icehouse

NC Midget 16U Championship, Mar 4-6 @ Pineville Icehouse * REVISED 1/21/16 *

NC Midget 18U Championship, Mar 4-6 @ Pineville Icehouse * REVISED 1/21/16 *

Questions about the tournaments?
Ed Morris - morris.ed+usa_hockey@gmail.com
Steve McKirdy - cahastevem@yahoo.com

2016 CAHA Boys Prospects Tryouts

The 2016 Boys Prospect Tryouts are scheduled for April 15-17, 2016 at the Extreme Ice Center located in Indian Trail, North Carolina.

Tryouts are open to all male U.S. citizens born in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. All players must be legal residents of North or South Carolina to participate.

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. Twenty (20) 2002 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.

2002 Birth Year

Early bird registration opens February 1st, 2016. The cost for 2002 birth year boys will be $120.00. Early bird registration will close on March 22, 2016. On March 23, 2016 registration will reopen at cost of $145.00. Registration officially closes April 8, 2016. There will be NO WALK UPS!!

2002 Early Bird Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

1999, 2000, 2001 Birth Years

Early bird registration opens February 1st, 2016. The cost for 1999, 2000, 2001 birth year boys will be $80.00. Early bird registration will close on March 22, 2016. On March 23, 2016 registration will reopen at cost of $105.00. Registration officially closes April 8, 2016. There will be NO WALK UPS!!

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

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact:

Steve McKirdy
Youth Committee Chair
Director of Player Development
704-320-5496
cahastevem@yahoo.com

Play Up Policy Amended for the 2015-2016 Season

The CAHA Board of Directors recently adopted a proposal for amendments to the Play Up Policy which are effective for the 2015-2016 season. The most significant change is 8 year old players are no longer allowed to move up to Squirt travel teams.

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 May 2015

   


CAHA Girls Clinic with Olympian Julie Chu

   

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