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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 5-15 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.

And all the latest news is just below.

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Weather Policy for Hockey
Just a reminder that hockey schedules do not follow school closing...
Thomas Knox Memorial Scholarship T-Shirt
All   As many of you know, the Central Ohio Hockey Community...
CAHA/USA Hockey Locker Room Policy
Capital Amateur Hockey Association’s (CAHA) Locker Room Policy                                                                                                                                                        In...
COLUMBUS, OH – The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today...
New CAHA Logo
Capital Amateur Hockey Association New Logo with a Similar...
Email Reminders and Updating Records
If you are not receiving emails from your Coach or from the website,...
Weather Policy for Hockey

Just a reminder that hockey schedules do not follow school closing schedules!   If the rink is open, then your scheduled activities are still on as planned.   Rinks do close when there is a Level 2 Snow emergency.   Check your area weather and your rink in case you are uncertain.  We encourage you to use your best judgment regarding travel safety for your family as local roads may not yet be cleared.

by posted 01/19/2016
Thomas Knox Memorial Scholarship T-Shirt

Thomas Knox Memorial Scholarship T-Shirt



As many of you know, the Central Ohio Hockey Community experienced the loss of Thomas Knox, a freshman at St Charles.  He and his family were members of both CAHA and CCYHA organizations, before he playing for the Cardinal this season.  A group of families is raising money for the Thomas Know Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Those that are interested, please place your order through the link provided below.


This scholarship is not associated with CAHA. We want to share this opportunity with our members who would like to contribute.







Todd Scherer


by posted 01/03/2016



  • 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.

Have a great Hockey Season!!


by posted 11/07/2015
CAHA/USA Hockey Locker Room Policy

Capital Amateur Hockey Association’s (CAHA) Locker Room Policy                                                                                                                                                       

In addition to the development of our hockey players and enjoyment of the sport of hockey, the safety and protection of our participants is central to CAHA’s goals.  CAHA adheres to USA Hockey’s SafeSport Program as a means to help protect its participants from physical abuse, sexual abuse and other types of misconduct, including emotional abuse, bullying, threats, harassment and hazing.  To help prevent abuse or misconduct from occurring in our locker rooms, CAHA has adopted the following locker room policy.  This policy is designed to maintain personal privacy as well as to reduce the risk of misconduct in locker rooms.

At Ohio Health Chiller Ice Rinks there are between 4 and 8 locker rooms available for our program’s use.  Each of the locker room shares a restroom and shower area with one or more locker rooms.  Some teams in our program may also occasionally or regularly travel to play games at other arenas, and those locker rooms, rest rooms and shower facilities will vary from location to location.  CAHA team organizers will attempt to provide information on the locker room facilities in advance of games away from our home arena.  At arenas for which you are unfamiliar, parents should plan to have extra time and some flexibility in making arrangements for their child to dress, undress and shower if desired.

Locker Room Monitoring

CAHA has predictable and limited use of locker rooms and changing areas (e.g., generally 15-30 minutes before and following practices and games). This allows for direct and regular monitoring of locker room areas.  While constant monitoring inside of locker rooms and changing areas might be the most effective way to prevent problems, we understand that this would likely make some players uncomfortable and may even place our staff at risk for unwarranted suspicion.

We conduct a sweep of the locker rooms and changing areas before players arrive, and if the coaches are not inside the locker rooms, either a coach or voluntary locker room monitors (each of which has been screened) will be posted directly outside of the locker rooms and changing areas during periods of use, and leave the doors open only when adequate privacy is still possible, so that only participants (coaches and players), approved team personnel and family members are permitted in the locker room.  Team personnel will also secure the locker room appropriately during times when the team is on the ice.

Parents in Locker Rooms

Except for players at the younger age groups we discourage parents from entering locker rooms unless it is truly necessary.  If a player needs assistance with his or her uniform or gear, if the player is or may be injured, or a player’s disability warrants assistance, then we ask that parents let the coach know beforehand that he or she will be helping the player. 

Naturally, with our youngest age groups it is necessary for parents to assist the players getting dressed.  We encourage parents to teach their players as young as possible how to get dressed so that players will learn as early as possible how to get dressed independently.  In circumstances where parents are permitted in the locker room, coaches are permitted to ask that the parents leave for a short time before the game and for a short time after the game so that the coaches may address the players.  As players get older, the coach may in his or her discretion prohibit parents from a locker room. 

Mixed Gender Teams

Some of our teams consist of both male and female players.  It is important that the privacy rights of all of our players are given consideration and appropriate arrangements made. Where possible, CAHA will have the male and female players dress/undress in separate locker rooms.   If separate locker rooms are not available, then the players will take turns using the locker room to change. We understand that these arrangements may require that players arrive earlier or leave later to dress, but believe that this is the most reasonable way to accommodate and respect all of our players. 

Cell Phones and Other Mobile Recording Devices

Cell phones and other mobile devices with recording capabilities, including voice recording, still cameras and video cameras, are not permitted to be used in the locker rooms.  If phones or other mobile devices must be used, they should be taken outside of the locker room.  It may be permissible to have team manager collect phones.

Prohibited Conduct and Reporting

CAHA prohibits all types of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, bullying, threats, harassment and hazing, all as described in the USA Hockey SafeSport Handbook.  Participants, employees or volunteers in CAHA may be subject to disciplinary action for violation of these locker room policies or for engaging in any misconduct or abuse or that violates the USA Hockey SafeSport Policies.  Reports of any actual or suspected violations, you may email USA Hockey at or may call 1-800-888-4656.

by posted 11/02/2015

COLUMBUS, OH – The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today plans to host a month-long celebration of the winter season with Columbus Blue Jackets Winter Park presented by Worthington Industries at McFerson Commons, located across the street from Nationwide Arena, from Friday, January 22 through Sunday, February 21. The centerpiece of Winter Park will be the return of an NHL-sized ice rink that will be open for 31 days of public skating, hockey and a variety of community events.

“After seeing the tremendous response to the Blue Jackets All-Star Winter Park presented by Worthington Industries during last year’s NHL All-Star Celebration, we wanted to work with our community and corporate partners to bring that type of winter celebration back for even more people to enjoy,” said Blue Jackets Executive Vice President of Business Operations Larry Hoepfner.

“During last year’s event, we welcomed an estimated 40,000 visitors which included more than 10,000 people who skated on the outdoor rink and we look forward to sharing a similar special experience with even more Blue Jackets fans, community neighbors and visitors again.”

Developed in conjunction with Columbus-based Marketing Activations Group, the Winter Park’s outdoor rink will be equipped with bleacher seating for approximately 500 people, a skate rental tent and four heated locker rooms. Admission to skate will be $5 and includes skate rental. A complete schedule of public sessions will be announced closer to the opening of the park.



In addition to skating activities at the rink and fire pits for gathering, Winter Park will also feature a large heated tent that will serve as the hub for weekend entertainment, food and beverage service and home to a Blue Jackets replica locker room. Another attraction will be a video board near the ice rink that will show Blue Jackets games on weekends. During the evenings, McFerson Commons and the nearby stretch of Nationwide Blvd. will be aglow as tens of thousands of lights will adorn the trees of the Arena District and welcome Winter Park visitors.


The opening weekend of Winter Park festivities will also include The 5th Line 5K Race presented by OhioHealth on Saturday, January 23. The 3.1-mile road race that starts and finishes outside Nationwide Arena is open to runners and walkers. For more information or to register for the race, visit www.5thLine5K.com.

For more information on Columbus Blue Jackets Winter Park presented by Worthington Industries, visit www.BlueJackets.com/WinterPark. Future announcements regarding hours of operation, public skating schedules, entertainment programming and more will be forthcoming.

by posted 10/29/2015
New CAHA Logo

Capital Amateur Hockey Association

New Logo with a Similar Great Look

Columbus, OH (October 15, 2015) - Capital Amateur Hockey Association is proud and excited to unveil a new logo with a similar look.  This new logo was designed to provide synergy across all programs, House and Travel, to develop a consistent look and recognition.   The Capitals logo has always been received well and provided an excellent starting point for the new logo for the association.

Although the official name is Capital Amateur Hockey Association, the association is known regionally as CAHA.  With this in mind, it was decided to use the four letters across the top section of the state of Ohio flag and state Capitol rotunda, similar to the word Capitals used for the Capitals Travel Hockey program.  Ten stars replace the word Columbus.  Under the letters CAHA, a quiet space was created for other variations of the logo to be used.  The Capitals Travel Hockey logo will remain in place for those teams.

For marketing and apparel, the word Hockey will be displayed under CAHA to assist with sport association.  Other variations will be adopted for special events, celebrations and programs.  The House program teams will have this new logo on the front of their jerseys in a single color print of either white, black or blue. The Columbus Northstars, our House Select program will continue with the “C with a star”, and will add the new CAHA logo to the shoulders.  Later in 2015, spirit wear and decals will be available for order on the CAHA website (www.cahahockey.com).

The association would like to thank Chad Headlee and Alpha Graphics for their efforts in creating this new look.  The team provided a number of renditions and made the process easy and exciting.

The Capital Amateur Hockey Association was founded in 1967, and will be celebrating 50 years of providing hockey to the Central Ohio area in 2017.  The association is a member of USA Hockey – Mid Am District, and is a USA American Development Model (ADM) program.



by posted 10/21/2015
Email Reminders and Updating Records

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.

by posted 10/15/2007
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