CAHA is CELEBRATING 50 YEARS AS A HOCKEY ASSOCIATION LEADER
CAHA is the premier Central Ohio Youth Hockey Organization and has been active since 1967. The central theme of CAHA is to provide the proper instruction of ice hockey fundamentals for boys and girls who range in age from 5-14 years old, as well as to provide an environment for the young athletes to continue developing athletic skills. A non-profit organization governed by the rules and regulations of USA Hockey, CAHA offers three levels of hockey instruction--the Initiation League, the House League, and the Travel League.
Looking for information on your favorite travel or house team? Go to the Travel and House Teams page at the top.
Looking for information on CAHA? Look at the pages on the left.
Agreement Finalized; Players Headed to Plymouth for World Championship
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey and the U.S. Women’s National Team announced today that they’ve reached an agreement that will result in groundbreaking support for the U.S. Women’s National Team program over the course of the next four years.
The agreement ensures fans will see the U.S. Women’s National Team defend its gold medal in the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship on home ice. The event begins Friday (March 31) at USA Hockey Arena in the Detroit suburb of Plymouth, with Team USA facing Canada at 7:30 p.m. ET (live on NHL Network). The U.S. is expected to hold its first official practice on Thursday (March 30) at 3:15 p.m. ET at USA Hockey Arena.
“Today reflects everyone coming together and compromising in order to reach a resolution for the betterment of the sport,” said Jim Smith, president of USA Hockey. “We’ll now move forward together knowing we’ll look back on this day as one of the most positive in the history of USA Hockey.”
“Our sport is the big winner today,” said Meghan Duggan, captain of the U.S. Women’s National Team. “We stood up for what we thought was right and USA Hockey’s leadership listened. In the end, both sides came together. I’m proud of my teammates and can’t thank everyone who supported us enough. It’s time now to turn the page. We can’t wait to play in the World Championship later this week in front of our fans as we try and defend our gold medal.”
“We look forward to the future with great anticipation,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. “This process has, in the end, made us better.”
“I’m glad we could come together and reach an arrangement that will have a positive and lasting impact,” said Hilary Knight, veteran forward of the U.S. Women’s National Team. “This is an inspirational time and we’re excited to get back on the ice and represent our country.”
“The action taken today is an important statement of USA Hockey’s commitment and support of our women’s national team program and female hockey overall,” said Donna Guariglia, treasurer of USA Hockey and former chair of USA Hockey’s Girls’ and Women’s Section.
NOTES: The parties agreed to keep financial terms between them … The agreement includes the formation of a Women’s High Performance Advisory Group of former and current players from the U.S. Women’s National Team program, along with volunteer and staff leadership, to meet regularly to assist USA Hockey in efforts to advance girls’ and women’s hockey in all areas, including programming, marketing, promotion and fundraising. That is in addition to the focus on the grassroots hockey areas that volunteers of USA Hockey’s Girls’ and Women’s Section have been involved with for almost 30 years.
Tickets On Sale Now!
Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 IIHF Women's Worlds in Plymouth, Michigan, at USA Hockey Arena; ticket options include all-tournament passes, game packages and single sessions.
Columbus Capitals Offerings and Tryout Times for 2017-2018
Thank you for your interest in the 2017-2018 Columbus Capitals Travel Hockey Program. This informational sheet is to provide answers to most of the questions you may have as well as describe the try-out process. REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL APRIL 1ST 2017.
We are pleased to announce that the 2017-2018 Capitals are planning to form the following teams:*
14U Major 2003 AA 14U 2003-2004 A (mixed birth year)
14U Minor 2004 AA
12U Major 2005 AA 12U 2005-2006 A (mixed birth year)
12U Minor 2006 AA
10U Major 2007 AA
10U Minor 2008 AA
PLEASE NOTE: These teams are tentative. Final teams will depend on considerable analysis of the past year’s season, the number of qualified players trying out, and coaching, not to mention available ice.
*We hope to announce the coaches on or before Monday April 17, 2017, prior to the first tryout date of Thursday April 27, 2017.
*All team/coach/division information above is subject to change.
Registration will open April 1, 2017 and Close April 24, 2017 at 11:59 pm – No Exceptions!
The try-out fee is $115.00, and is non-refundable.
Your player will need to have their NEW (2017-2018) USA Hockey number before you can register. You can get that beginning April 1st from USA Hockey.
You must have a zero balance on your entire family account before you will be permitted to register. Registration and participation in the try-out process is required to be considered for a roster spot.
If you do not pay at the time of registration your registration will be deleted from the system. If you have not preregistered, you will not be permitted to participate in that tryout. We will have a person verifying accounts prior to receiving a try-out jersey.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled try-out ready to be on the ice. If you arrive 10 or more minutes after tryouts have started you will not be permitted to participate in that day’s try-out. This will be enforced so that we eliminate any confusion or disruption to the process.
At check-in, you will be provided with a numbered jersey. You must wear this provided jersey for the tryout process. Failure to return this jersey will result in a $25.00 fee being assessed to your account.
ONLY HEAD COACHES and EVALUATORS are permitted to be inside the ice rink area. Parents may watch from the permitted areas (not inside the rink) or take the time and have lunch while your player is on the ice.
Any further communication regarding the try-out process will be sent via email to ALL registered and paid try-out participants.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Hockey Director with any Questions about the try-out process.
TRY OUT DATES 2017-2018:
Prior Registration required. NEW USA HOCKEY (2017-2018) NUMBER NEEDED TO REGISTER.
REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL APRIL 1ST 2017.
Please do not hesitate to contact the
with any Questions.
CAHA is hosting most of the local high school hockey programs at the Chiller North Mezzanine on April 5. If you have questions like...
· How does high school hockey differ from youth hockey?
· What team would I play for (if my school doesn't have a team or has too many players)?
· Should I skate two years as a bantam or make the transition to high school hockey?
· Does my high school program have any summer clinics for youth skaters?
Please plan to stop by! The schedule of events:
6:30 p.m. - Todd Baker, who is Assistant Commissioner of the Capital Hockey Conference (the local high school league for school-affiliated teams) and a former President of CAHA, will discuss the transition from bantams to high school hockey at 6:30 p.m.
7 p.m. - Families can mingle and talk with representatives from most of the programs that CAHA feeds kids into, including:
· Olentangy, Orange and Liberty High Schools
· Dublin Scioto and Coffman High Schools
· Thomas Worthington and Worthington Kilbourne High Schools
· St. Francis DeSales High School
· Westerville Warcats Hockey Club
· Northeast Storm Hockey Club
· Hilliard Wildcats Hockey Club
· Olentangy Dublin Hockey Club
· Prowler Hockey Association
It's going to be an informal way to meet coaches and other representatives from a variety of programs, and gain information about what high school hockey will look like for your child.
If your skater would like to keep skating, there's probably a way to make that happen! Come on out and talk to us on the 5th!
Blue Jackets to host Girls Hockey Day – April 2, 2017
Blue Jackets to host Girls Hockey Day – April 2, 2017
Calling all female hockey players!
Join the Columbus Blue Jackets for the inaugural Girls Hockey Day on
Sunday, April 2.
Girls Hockey Day will include a skill development clinic at Nationwide Arenafeaturing Lisa Chesson (Olympic Silver Medalist – 2010 Vancouver), aQ&A panel with members from Ohio State University Women’s Ice Hockey program, discounted tickets for Blue Jackets vs. Capitals 6pm game, and a post game on-ice photo.
A skill development clinic will be offered prior to the game for house level girls (ages 7-17) with learn to play/house/rec level experience, and a separate skill development clinic will be offered for travel level girls with 2+ years travel experience (ages 11-17).Participants must supply her own equipment. Space is limited.
Unable to join us for the skill clinic and Q&A panel prior to the CBJ game? Be sure to contact Taylor Kuehl at (614) 246-3878 to purchase tickets to the game and participate in the post game on-ice photo!
The Columbus Capitals Travel Hockey program has been fortunate over the years to have a great group of talented parent coaches who have coached and are currently coaching in our travel program. While we are not looking to replace our current coaches, we are looking to augment our programs with non-parent coaches and would like to create consistency for future travel teams. The ideal situation is to have high level coaches for all of our travel teams on a consistent basis each year.
Therefore, the Columbus Capitals Travel Hockey program is looking to gauge the interest of non-parent coaches in coaching for the upcoming 2017-2018 season.
If you have interest please use this link NON-PARENT COACH to fill out the application.
I, the undersigned parent or guardian, hereby waive, release and discharge any and all claims for death, personal injury, property damage or loss of personal property which may accrue as a result of participating in hockey/skating clinics, practices and games. I hereby give consent for my child to participate in the Hockey Training Center activities, and certify that I have read, understood and agree to be bound by foregoing provisions.
Wash the hockey jersey inside-out. Turn the jersey inside-out, then place it into the washer. Doing so will help to preserve the jersey's fabric and make it less faded.
Use color-safe detergent. Washing your hockey jersey is safe detergent negates the fading effects of regular detergent. Purchase color-safe detergent at your local department store.
Wash the jersey in a gentle washing cycle and in COLD water. Unlike hot water, the cold water will not shrink the jersey. The gentle cycle of the washer allows your jersey to stay intact. In addition, the gentle cycle will keep your jersey looking soft and feeling comfortable.
LET IT AIR DRY DO NOT PUT IN DRYER. Just like the hot water, the hot air of a dryer will shrink your hockey jersey and loosen the adhesion of the silkscreen LOGOS, numbers and names. To properly dry your hockey jersey, put it on a hanger and hang it up in a dry place. If you have a clothes line, you can hang your jersey up outside. It should take at least 45 minutes to air dry. If you have to use the dryer, use only the AIR SETTING and NO FABRIC SOFTENER SHEETS!!
Hang up your jersey in a dry place. Once it's done drying, place it in a closet or somewhere that is not filled with moisture. Moisture will make the jersey uncomfortable when you decide to wear it again.
A: Please use the far right lane when entering the garage.
Q: When exiting the facility which lane do you use?
A: The far right lane (North)
Q: How does the new system work during a hockey game or an event?
A: The garage will allow access to a limited number of Ice Haus coaches, referee's, players and parents.
At the entrance, the parker will provide his or her name to the ambassador to be verified by the list of names provided by Chiller staff
Once the name is verified, the ambassador will scan a prox card that will dispense a bar code ticket to the parker
The ticket provided will give provide 2 hours and 15 minutes ··or" 4 hours and 15 minutes of free parking as allocated and approved by the Chiller staff.
Ice Haus parking is based on a first come first served basis. The equipment enhancements allow for a monitored system of Ice Haus patrons specific entrances and exits in order to consistently accommodate the allotment provided.
Ifyou depart after the free allotted time of 2 hours and 15 minutes or 4 hours and 15 minutes the customer will be charged $50 to exit the facility and must pay the pay in lane station by cash or credit card
Q: Why will it cost $50 if you stay longer than the allotted free time of 2 hours and I 5 minutes or 4 hours and 15 minutes?
A: We are encouraging patrons of the Ice Haus to be mindful of the limited space we have and encourage parking space turnover for the next team, players, and coaches. We have also experienced patrons using the free Ice Haus parking accommodation to attend a CBJ game.
Q: What do customers do on a non-event day/night?
A: On days/nights that the Arena does not have a conflicting event, the Ice Haus Patron will pull a ticket from the machine and enter the parking garage.
The patron should take the bar coded ticket with them to the front desk of the Ice Haus and they will validate the ticket for up to 2 hours and 15 minutes "or" 4 hours and 15 minutes of free parking depending on what event or group you are with. Ifyou depart after the free allotted time, you will be charged the daily max of $9.00. As you depart, you will insert your ticket at the exit and the gate will open if you have left within the allotted free time provided.
Q: What if my ticket is not scanning?
A: Push the call assistance button on the top right of the pay in lane machine and a 24/7 command center staff member will be available to assist you while you are being monitored on an IP camera.
Q: What type of payment does the new equipment accept?
A: Cash or credit card (VISA, MC, Discover, AMEX)
Q: What if the garage is full?
A: You will need to utilize one of the other parking facilities and pay the daily rate. Please go to http://arenadistrict.com/parking/ for a copy of the parking map.
Below is information about an important way in which we can support our sled hockey friends. Please look it over and bring in any hockey gear that you are no longer in need of including old bags, skates, sticks - broken or not, pads etc.
The gear will be repurposed to help adults and kids who have been disabled by illness, injury, or birth defects.
This gear drive will begin on October 1st, 2016. There will be collection boxes at Chiller North, Chiller Easton, Chiller Dublin, Ice Works and the Ice Haus.
If you are not receiving emails from your Coach or from the website, please use the following directions to update your member record(s):
We Also now have a GREAT new feature to introduce to you. You can now sign up to receive game and practice email reminders for times assigned to your skater's team. By default, this feature is OFF. To turn it on, please follow the instructions below:
Step 1: From the home page, click on the "Edit My Account" button in the lower left hand corner
Step 2: Enter in your email address and password (you created this when you registered online). If you don't remember your password, enter your email address and click the submit button (with the password line left blank). Your password will be emailed to you.
Step 3: Click on your skaters record
Step 4: Check the email reminders box for Games, Practices or Both.
Step 5: Confirm, change or add an email address in the "Email Address" box (use a comma to separate multiple email address'
Step 6: Click on the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page to submit your changes.