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.
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
14U/16U Q-and-A: College Aspirations and Winning Teams
By Kenny Rausch, USA Hockey Youth Hockey Director
Q: My child dreams of playing college hockey. Does it matter if he/she isn’t on a winning team now?
A: This is one of the more common development questions that we encounter. Many coaches, parents and players believe in the need to play on the best team in order to advance to the “next level.” This belief, however, simply isn’t based on factual evidence. Click here to read the full story.
12U Q-and-A: The Three Most Important Things This Season
By Roger Grillo, USA Hockey ADM Regional Manager
Q: What are three things my 12U player should be getting out of the upcoming season?
A: There are a number of important things 12U players should be getting out of this critical stage in their development, but for me, there are three that top the list. Click here to read the full story.
8U Q&A: The on-ramp to the NHL?
By Joe Bonnett, USA Hockey ADM Regional Manager
Q: We are starting our first season of 8U hockey this fall with our son. My husband and I are so excited to watch our son play and start his journey toward the NHL. What advice can you give me to make sure he is on the right path?
A: Ice hockey is the greatest team sport on our planet and we’re excited that you and your family are participating in this great game. I admire your passion for hockey and encourage you to explore youth hockey with your child in a fun, sporty, positive manner. Click here to read the full story.
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 email@example.com.