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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 Festival and Clinics

CAHA Labor Day Festival
Saturday, August 31 - Sunday, September 1
Carolina Ice Palace
Charleston, SC

Get ready for the new season! CAHA will be hosting a Labor Day Festival which includes Jamborees, skill development clinics, and lots of fun on the weekend of August 31 - September 1, 2019 at the Carolina Ice Palace in Charleston, SC. CAHA will offer the following: 8U Cross-Ice Jamboree, 10U Half Ice Jamboree, a Checking Clinic and a Goaltending Clinic. Click here for more information and to register for CAHA Festival events.

Bronze Level Goaltending Seminars

CAHA Will host two Bronze Level Goalie Coach CEP sessions in late August - early September. This open to any coach who wants to hone their skills coaching goalies and it will consist of classroom and on-ice coaching. Coaches need to be a Level 1 to participate and this session will count as their Level 2 for CEP purposes. Both will be run by CAHA's Goalie Coordinator Brian Haaland.

Saturday, August 31, Charleston, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. After the classroom session, the coaches in the session will run stations for the CAHA Goalie Clinic that will be run by Brian Haaland.

Saturday, September 7, Charlotte, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. The session will include classroom and on-ice sessions.

Register at Goaltending Bronze Level Registration

Bronze Level High Performance (HP) Goaltending Development Coach Seminar is the first step in the goaltending coach development program. These 1 day clinics will cover aspects of goaltending such as practice planning, teaching fundamental saves, foundation skating, puck handling, positioning, recovery and more. Seminars are available to Level 1 certified coaches and upon completion of the clinic coaches will go up one level within the CEP program, excluding to a Level 4 or 5. By completing a HP Goaltending Coach Development Seminar a coach will earn his or hers Bronze Level Status.

SafeSport Requirement for 2002, 2001, 2000 Birth Year Players

All players seventeen (17) years of age or older on or before December 31 (2002, 2001 and 2000 birth years), that play on a team in a classification that allows minor age players, are required to complete U.S. Center for SafeSport online training before being added to the team and prior to participation (on-ice or off-ice). This requirement applies to all teams in the Youth, Girls, High School, Junior Hockey, Flex Hockey and Disabled Hockey program classifications that allow both minor age and adult age players. Players required to take the training must complete the Core Center for SafeSport Training prior to being added to the team.

The training that the players need to complete is the same training as other adults -  accessed through the USA Hockey website by clicking on “register for SafeSport Training”  www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining.




2 and 2 Challenge Results

CAHA is please to announce the 2 and 2 Challenge Results for the 2018-2019 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 2018-19 season’s 2 and 2 Challenge!

CAPE FEAR YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION - GOLD
CAROLINA ICE ZONE YOUTH & ADULT HOCKEY - GOLD
CHARLESTON YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION - GOLD
CHARLOTTE METRO HOCKEY ASSOCIATION - GOLD
GREENSBORO YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION - GOLD
TRIANGLE YOUTH HOCKEY OF NORTH CAROLINA - SILVER

For the 2019-2020 season, the 2 and 2 Challenge was rebranded as the Hat Trick Challenge. Click here to learn more information and to sign up your association for the Hat Trick Challenge.


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