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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.

2021 USA Hockey National Championships

The USA Hockey Tier II National Championship Tournament was held April 29 - May 3, 2021. Four teams from CAHA advanced to championship games on Monday, April 3. Congratulations to the following teams for their success at Nationals!

Charleston Jr. Stingrays (SC) - Tier II 14U 1A National Champion
Watch the Game Recap on USA Hockey's You Tube Channel

Carolina Jr. Hurricanes (NC) - Tier II 14U 2A Silver Medalist
Rogue Warriors (NC) - Tier II 16U 2A Silver Medalist
Rogue Warriors (NC) - Tier II 18U 1A Silver Medalist

Charleston Jr. Stingrays Tier II 14U 1A National Champions

CAHA Board of Directors Election

The CAHA Board of Directors is currently in the nomination process for two (2) Director openings in North Carolina and one (1) Director opening in South Carolina.

Any Registered Participant Member of CAHA may nominate himself / herself or any other person who resides within the geographic district of the open Director position(s). Nominations shall be in writing and must include: (a) the registered participant member's name and address, (b) the nominee's name, address, and acceptance statement, and (c) a brief resume of the nominee's qualifications and hockey-related experience.

Nominations close May 6, 2021

TERM OF OFFICE: 2021 - 2024

North Carolina 3

Fayetteville, NC, Greenville, NC, Wilmington, NC

North Carolina 4

Hillsborough, NC, Raleigh, NC

South Carolina 3

Columbia, SC, Greenville, 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 Member Associations for voting.

Election Rules

2007 Girls Tryout for Multi District Camp

Carolina Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) will be hosting a 2007 birth year tryout for female players on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Extreme Ice Center in Charlotte, NC. This tryout is to select girls to attend the Multi District Player Development Camp held this summer. The purpose of this camp is to provide a developmental experience for the players while giving them a chance to compete and develop friendships with players in other Districts in USA Hockey.

Cost: $75

Session Times: 8:00 AM - 9:20 PM and 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM. Players should plan to attend both sessions.

Click here to register for the 2007 Girls Tryout for Multi District Camp

The Girls Multi District Camp will be held August 1-6, 2021 for all players and July 30-August 6, 2021 for all goalies at Bowling Green State University. Click here for more information on the Multi District Camp.

Questions? Please contact:

Paul Fidishun
CAHA President and Girls'/Women's Representative

Positive Coaching Alliance

Positive Coaching Alliance presents the SECOND GOAL PARENT ZOOM WORKSHOP - Developing Winners in Life Through Sports. This FREE workshop will take place on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM via Zoom. CAHA has partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance to help Associations define and build their organizational culture to be positive, focused on life lessons, and has the kids as their top priority. We have conducted 3 Double Goal Coach - Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons for CAHA coaches and are looking to conduct 2-3 more in the summer/fall of 2021. We want to include the parents in this process and offering this workshop with help parents with the following:

  • To assess their children’s goals and desires in youth sports in comparison with their own
  • How to talk with your child about practices, games and what they are learning through sports
  • How to enact and reinforce PCA’s major principles: Mastery of Sport (Not Just Scoreboard Results), which values effort, learning and bouncing back from mistakes and adversity
  • Filling Emotional Tanks, with the correct mix of truthful, specific praise and constructive criticism
  • Honoring the Game through appropriate sideline behavior and interaction with coaches.

Click here to register for the Second Goal Parent Workshop

8U Jamboree with the Carolina Stars

Carolina Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA), in partnership with the Carolina Stars, invites you to attend our 8U Cross Ice Jamboree on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at the Orange County Sportsplex in Hillsborough, NC. Open to all 8 & Under (2012 and 2013 birth years) and 6 & Under (2014 and 2015 birth years) players.

Click here to register or for more information.

2021 Girls Player Development Tryout

The 2021 Southeastern District Player Development Tryouts will be held the weekend of May 21-23, 2021. The event will be hosted by Southern Amateur Hockey Association. The host rink will be Ford Ice Center in Antioch, TN (Nashville).

This tryout will be for girls with birth years 2004-2006 only. Players will be selected for the following player development camps.

  • Multi-District Camp held in Bowling Green, OH
    August 1-6, 2021
    Birth years 2004-2006
  • Multi District Goalie Camp held in Bowling Green, OH
    July 30- August 6, 2021
    Birth years 2003-2006
  • USA Hockey 15 Player Dev Camp held in St Cloud, MN
    Birth year 2006 only
  • USA Hockey 16/17 Player Dev Camp held in St Cloud, MN
    Birth years 2004-2005
  • USA Hockey Under-18 Select Player Dev Camp held in St Cloud, MN
    Birth years 2004-2006

The registration link will go live on April 20 and will close as soon as 40 girls per birth year is reached. We have COVID restrictions we must follow this year.

No walk ins will be accepted. All players must pre-register Registration will close when 40 girls have signed up in each birth year or by May 15, whichever comes first. No exceptions.

Registration fees are $225. This fee is non-refundable unless the camp is canceled. Fees may also be applied to a future year.

2021 CAHA Coaching Symposium Series

We are excited to announce the 2021 CAHA Coaching Symposium Series. This series of Zoom workshops is open to any coach in CAHA and is FREE to all participants. Please review the different sessions and sign up for those that you want to attend.

For all workshops presented by CAHA, you will be sent the Zoom link about 3-4 days before the session.

A sign-up link for the Zoom workshops hosted by Positive Coaching Alliance will be sent to all participants and once you register, you will be sent the Zoom link about a week before the session.

Session 1 - Wednesday, May 26, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Double Goal Coach: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons hosted by the Positive Coach Alliance.

Session 2 - Wednesday, June 23, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Successful Coaching Concepts for Today's Youth Player with emphasis on teaching athleticism on and off the ice and understanding unconscious bias presented by Andrey Romanov, BESO Hockey Moscow, Russia and Stephanie Jackson, USA Hockey.

Session 3 - Wednesday, August 11, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Modern Concepts in Goaltending Development presented by Rick Murray, Southeastern District Goaltending Coach-in-Chief and Brian Haaland, CAHA Goalie Development Coordinator.

Session 4 - Sunday, August 22, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
(Alternative Date for Session 1)

Double Goal Coach: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons hosted by the Positive Coach Alliance.

Session 5 - Wednesday, September 15, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sports Can Battle Racism hosted by the Positive Coaching Alliance.

Click here to register for the 2021 CAHA Coaching Symposium.

Vaughn 8U Beginner Goalie Gear


Vaughn is introducing a high-quality set of Quick Change Goalie gear for 6U and 8U. These are only available directly from Vaughn and are not sold through websites or stores at this time. These pads are an important part of attracting new players to the goaltending position. To encourage Associations to purchase these, CAHA is offering a $50 rebate per set to Associations who purchase these by April 15, 2021. The maximum rebate is $300 per Association.

For full information and to access the order and rebate forms, please visit the CAHA Goalie Development webpage.

2020-2021 Grant Final Reports Due April 1, 2020

All Associations that were awarded a 2020-2021 CAHA Grant must fill out a FINAL REPORT that includes how the association met the stipulations, provides a summary of success, a participant list and any necessary documentation such as receipts.

The Final Report is available online at the link below and can be completed as soon as your grant event has concluded and you have your results and documentation.

All final reports are due no later than April 1, 2021.

CLICK HERE to complete the 2020-2021 CAHA Grant FINAL REPORT

2021 CAHA State Championship Tournaments

February 26-28, 2021

North Carolina
Winston Salem Annex
Winston Salem, NC

South Carolina
Carolina Ice Palace
North Charleston, SC

Visit the 2021 CAHA State Championship homepage for arena information, rules, schedules and game results.

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