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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.

8U Jamboree with the Columbia Cyclones

Carolina Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA), in partnership with the Columbia Cyclones, invites you to attend our 8U Cross Ice Jamboree on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Flight Adventure Park in Irmo, SC. Open to all 8 & Under (2012 and 2013 birth years) and 6 & Under (2014 and 2015 birth years) players.

All players must sign the Flight Adventure Park waiver prior to participation. Click this link to access the waiver:

Click here for more information or to register for the Columbia Cyclones 8U Jamboree.

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 will be rescheduled in the Fall.

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
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 August 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.

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

2021 Adult National Champions

The North Carolina Eagles 40, captures the USA Hockey Adult National Championship in the Adult 40+ Tier I classification.

The Eagles advanced to the championship after a 8-2 win versus the Buffalo Icemen, 6-1 win versus the Labatt's Over 40, and a 4-3 win versus the Chicago Sharks 40+. The tournament concluded with a 3-0 Eagles win in the championship game against the Duluth Hockey Company.

Congratulations gentlemen, job well done!

North Carolina Eagles 40

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