Designated USA Hockey Affiliate Association
for North Carolina 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.
February 5, 1966 - July 16, 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of CAHA Director Jake Yenser.
Jake was elected to the CAHA Board of Directors in 2018 as the South Carolina 3 Director serving the upstate area. He was re-elected to a second term in 2021. Jake served on the Board of Directors as the Secretary, was a member of the Executive Committee, the High School Committee and the Tournament Committee as an on-site Tournament Director in South Carolina.
Our deepest condolences go out to Jake's wife Kim, sons Austin and Logan and his family. Jake will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues in CAHA.
All Member Associations, with the exceptions of new associations approved for the 2022-2023 season, must complete the Member Association renewal prior to August 1, 2022. Note: the 2022-2023 season of the USA Hockey Registry to claim players, coaches and managers and to create team rosters will not be released to your association until your association's renewal is complete.
This season associations must provide association information and a completed, signed CAHA Member Association Agreement and USA Hockey SafeSport Agreement.
Blank forms can be found below. Download the blank forms, complete, sign, scan and have ready to upload as a PDF on the Documents page of the renewal. All pages of each document must be returned.
All documents uploaded must be a full page render of the original document. Documents sized at less than 8 1/2" X 11" will not be accepted.
Click here to complete the 2022-2023 Member Association Renewal Form
The application for 2022-2023 CAHA Grants is now open. Use the link below to open the online application.
The purpose of the CAHA Grant Program is to assist affiliate member associations to increase participation in the sport of hockey and promote player development in the Carolinas. All member associations in CAHA are eligible to apply. Member associations will be asked to come up with ideas to grow the sport at the local level and can seek financial assistance from CAHA to help support their efforts. We are looking for the Associations to furnish the ideas, leadership and hard work to successfully manage their program and to help grow the sport of hockey within our Affiliate.
The CAHA Grant Committee will review the grant requests of up to $2,500.00 and submit the final list to the Board of Directors for approval. Grants will be awarded to member associations who offer the best plan(s) for growing participation in recreational ice hockey in their area.
All applications due no later than July 1, 2022.
CAHA Player Development has completed for the 2022 season.
The Southeastern District tryouts (2005, 2006 and 2007 only) for those selected will be held on May 6-8th at the Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, NC.
The Southeastern District 14 Camp (2008 only) for those selected will be held in July 17 to July 22 at Bowling Green University.
Play Up Policy
Information and play up request forms.
Tampering, Tryout, and Release Matrix
Guide to common scenarios faced by players, parents and coaches.
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.
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