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
General Information, Rules and Schedule
Athlete Development - Nutrition
The ADM website offers nutrition videos and a downloadable chart for athletes.
Hockey and Science
Ph.D. Stephen R. Norris, a British sports and physiology scientist talks abut long term athlete development.
The 2014 Boys Prospect Tryouts are scheduled for April 25-27, 2014 at the Extreme Ice Center located in Indian Trail, North Carolina.
Tryouts are open to all male U.S. citizens born in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000. All players must be legal residents of North or South Carolina to participate.
1997, 1998 and 1999 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) 2000 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.
2000 Birth Year
Early bird registration opens February 1st, 2014. The cost for 2000 birth year boys will be $120.00. Early bird registration will close on March 31, 2014. On April 2, 2014 registration will reopen at cost of $145.00. Registration officially closes April 21, 2014. There will be NO WALK UPS!!
2000 Early Bird Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
1997, 1998, 1999 Birth Years
Early bird registration opens February 1st, 2014. The cost for 1997, 1998, 1999 birth year boys will be $80.00. Early bird registration will close on March 31, 2014. On April 2, 2014 registration will reopen at cost of $105.00. Registration officially closes April 21, 2014. There will be NO WALK UPS!!
1997, 1998, 1999 Early Bird Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
For more information, visit the Player Development Webpage. Questions? Please contact:
Youth Committee Chair
Director of Player Development
371 kids took their second first steps in the Carolinas during Try Hockey for Free Day on Saturday, November 2. Try Hockey for Free was part of the NHL's Come Play Hockey Month.
Try Hockey for Free events were held in 10 locations across the Affiliate:
ECHA Jr. Pirates - Greenville Bladez on Ice
Cape Fear Youth Hockey Association - Cleland Ice Rink
Winston Salem Youth Hockey Association - Winston Salem Annex
Wilmington Ice House
Extreme Ice Center
Orange County Sportsplex
Greater Greenville Hockey Association - Pavilion Recreational Complex
Charleston Youth Hockey Association - Carolina Ice Palace
Carolina Lightning - Raleigh Center Ice
Many thanks to all the volunteers, associations and rinks for making Try Hockey for Free Day such a huge success.
Did you miss Try Hockey for Free Day? We are going to have an Olympic Try Hockey for Free Day on Saturday, March 1st as part of Hockey Weekend Across America. Tune in to NBC's Olympic coverage for more information. GO USA!
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.
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.
The USA Hockey Board of Directors adopted several playing rules changes at this year's Hockey Annual Congress held in June. These changes will be valid from the 2013-14 through the 2016-17 season.