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.
Tier I: February 9-10, 2019, Location TBD
Youth Tier II North Carolina: February 22-24, 2019, Charlotte, NC
Youth Tier II South Carolina: February 22-24, 2019, Charleston, SC
Girls Tier II: February 2-3, 2019 Hillsborough, NC
The deadline for applications to participate in this tournament is December 7, 2018. The fee schedule will be based on the number of applicant teams and full payment of fees will be due no later than December 28. In the event an applicant does not remit full payment of fees by December 28, that team will be withdrawn from the tournament.
Please activate this link to register your team:
This is the USA Hockey Southeastern District and National Championship Tournament qualifier. All Tier I and Tier II Youth and Girls teams properly registered in North Carolina or South Carolina in the 14U, 16U, 18U and 19U age classifications may enter the CAHA Championship Tournaments.
Tier I and Girls Tier II - In the event there is only one applicant for this tournament within the affiliate at an age classification noted above, that team shall bypass the CAHA Championship Tournament and advance directly to the Southeastern District Championship Tournament. In the event there are no Tier I or Girls Tier II applicants for this tournament within the affiliate at an age classification noted above, there will be no representative from CAHA in the Southeastern District Championship Tournament at that age classification.
Tier II - In the event there is only one applicant for this tournament within a respective state at an age classification noted above, that team shall bypass the CAHA State Tournament and advance directly to the USA Hockey National Championship Tournament. In the event there are no applicants for this tournament within the affiliate at an age classification noted above, there will be no representative from CAHA in the Southeastern District Championship Tournament at that age classification.
Any association whose team applies to participate in the CAHA Championship Tournaments and fails to fully participate therein or which qualified for the subsequent Southeastern District and/or the USA Hockey National Championship Tournament and fails to fully participate therein may not be permitted to enter ANY team in the CAHA Championship Tournament at any age classification in the succeeding playing season and shall be referred to the CAHA Disciplinary/Disputes Resolution Committee for appropriate action.
Play Up Policy
Play Up Policy Rule, Request Form and Information
Tampering, Tryout, and Release Matrix
Guide to common scenarios faced by players, parents and coaches
We need you! A brand new sled hockey team is set to hit the ice in Winston-Salem next month!
We are looking for a head coach and volunteers to help start our inaugural season off right! We will have ice time on Sunday and Tuesday evenings beginning in the last week in October. The Winston Salem Sled Team is a program of Winston Salem Youth Hockey Alliance. We have sleds, equipment and passion for this game! Come be part of the excitement! Check out www.wsyha.org for our home page and more about the team or contact Marianne Livengood at email@example.com.
See you on the ice!
CAHA is please to announce the 2 and 2 Challenge Results for the 2017-2018 season.
Associations that commit to the 2 and 2 Challenge follow a systematic year-long plan of utilizing grassroots marketing tools and national events in an effort to add two additional new players and retain two more players than their previous season's 8 and Under player totals.
Congratulations to the CAHA associations that completed the 2017-18 season’s 2 and 2 Challenge!
CHARLOTTE METRO HOCKEY ASSOCIATION - GOLD
CAPE FEAR YOUTH HOCKEY - SILVER
TRIANGLE YOUTH HOCKEY OF NORTH CAROLINA - GOLD
GREENSBORO YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION - GOLD
CAROLINA ICE ZONE YOUTH AND ADULT HOCKEY - SILVER
CHARLESTON YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION - GOLD
GREATER GREENVILLE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION - GOLD
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 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
Club Excellence is a new online portal system designed to give USA Hockey associations a unique home to drive organizational success. The portal walks youth hockey leadership through the day-to-day needs of running a successful youth hockey association.
To access, the local association President or Vice President would need to submit through the link below. Once confirmed, they can invite the rest of the board to join them in the portal. Each leader has a job description, monthly tasks and a resource center with quick reference templates / best practice guides that relates to their association role.
If you have any questions about Club Excellence, please contact Brittany Bobak at (719) 538-1102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.