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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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CAHA NorthStars Select Tryout Dates Announced
The CAHA NorthStars' try-out registration will open August 22,...
Darcy Cahill to Run Skills Clinics for 14U (Bantams) this season
NEWS!!! NEWS!!   14U Bantam House Players this season...
 U.S.A. Hockey Central Ohio Coaching Clinics 2016 -...
Hockey Legend Gordie Howe passes away at age of 88
  Hockey legend Gordie Howe died Friday, the Detroit Red...
An American Hockey Parent Handbook
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,...
CAHA NorthStars Select Tryout Dates Announced

The CAHA NorthStars' try-out registration will open August 22, 2016 and will close the day before the first ice time of the specific age group.  No exceptions! You MUST attend at least one session to be eligible for consideration.

In order to register you have to registered for the CAHA House program for the 2016-2017 Season.  The Select program is in addition to the House program with additional costs. 

Coaches will not be identified until after try-outs and teams are complete.

This following is the Try-Out Schedule:


8U (Mites)         registration will close 9/23/2016

9/24/2016     Sat     Ice Works     9:50 AM-10:50 AM

9/28/2016     Wed   Chiller North  7:00 PM-7:50 PM


10U (Squirts)     registration will close 9/22/2016

9/23/2016     Fri      Chiller North  6:30 PM-7:30 PM

9/25/2016     Sun    Chiller North  9:30 AM-10:30 AM


12U (PeeWees)   registration will close 9/23/2016

9/24/2016     Sat     Ice Works     8:40 AM-9:40 AM

9/28/2016     Wed   Chiller North  7:40 PM-8:30 PM


14U (Bantam)     registration will close 9/22/2016

9/23/2016     Fri      Chiller North  6:20 PM-7:20 PM

9/25/2016     Sun    Chiller North  10:40 AM-11:40 AM


by posted 08/19/2016
Darcy Cahill to Run Skills Clinics for 14U (Bantams) this season



14U Bantam House Players this season 2016-2017 we will have Skill days for this age Group to focus on Checking, Power Skating, Positioning etc and these Clinics will be led by DARCY CAHILL!!!!

They will start September 7 for all Registered House 14U (Bantam) Players. Sign up NOW!!!! Registration Button on this page above the FaceBook Feed.


DARCY CAHILL; A native of Kingston, Ontario, Cahill was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the 12th round (239th overall) of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft and played professionally for parts of 12 seasons, though he never played in the NHL.

After retiring as a player in 2002, Cahill got involved with coaching. He coached the Dublin junior varsity program for three seasons from 2002-05 and the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets pee-wee team for seven seasons from 2005-12 as well as other teams at the youth level.  He is currently the Head Varsity Coach for Dublin Coffman.

Cahill, who also runs hockey camps, gives private lessons and trains athletes for the Hockey Training Center in Hilliard.

Cahill, a 6-foot, 190-pound center, played six seasons at the junior level before turning pro late in the 1990-91 season. As a pro, he spent parts of eight seasons in the United Kingdom, part of one season in Germany and parts of five seasons in Canada and the U.S., including the 1997-98 season with the now-defunct Columbus Chill of the East Coast Hockey League.

Over the course of his pro career, which ended with the Isle of Wight Raiders in the English League in the 2001-02 season, Cahill scored 313 goals and had 579 assists in 391 games.

“I was a world traveler while I pursued my dream of playing in the NHL,” he said. “I had a lot of great experiences and I played with or against tons of guys who went on to play in the NHL. I centered a line with (former NHL standout) Owen Nolan as my winger and I played against (former NHL standout) Eric Lindros, just to name a few.”

After his playing career, Cahill settled in Columbus with his wife, Renee, whom he had met while playing for the Chill. The couple has three children: Kylie,  Blaine, and Brett.

“I lived in a lot of interesting places, but I really enjoyed Columbus the most because that’s where I met my wife and started up my life,” Cahill said. “Now I’m fortunate to stay involved in hockey and I’m trying to give something back to the sport by teaching kids how to play the game.”

by posted 08/05/2016

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Central Ohio

Coaching Clinics

2016 - 2017 Season


Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Level 2 Clinic

  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Chiller North


Sunday, September 11, 2016 - Level 3 Clinic

  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Chiller North


Sunday, October 22, 2016 - Level 1 Clinic

  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Chiller North


Register on-line at www.usahockey.com

Click “Coaches” tab for USA Hockey coaching information & requirements


Level 1, 2 and 3 clinics include an “on-ice” session

Ice skates, gloves, hockey stick, & hockey helmet required

(shin pads and elbow pads recommended)

by posted 07/25/2016



2016-17 Online Age-Specific COACHING Modules NOW OPEN!!

The Online Age-Specific COACHING Modules are now open for the 2016-17 season. Coaches must be current members of USA Hockey in order to register for the modules.

Click here to register for a module or login to the module site to continue a previously registered module or access your account to view review any previously completed modules.

by posted 07/09/2016
Hockey Legend Gordie Howe passes away at age of 88


Hockey legend Gordie Howe died Friday, the Detroit Red Wings have confirmed. He was 88.


Howe, who was known as Mr. Hockey, holds NHL records for most games (1,767) and seasons (26). His 801 career goals rank second to Wayne Gretzky's 894.

The Hall of Famer played on four Stanley Cup championship teams in Detroit during a 25-year stint that began in 1946. He retired from hockey for good when he was 52.

Recent years had been challenging for Howe.

Memory loss from the early stages of dementia became a problem even before his wife, Colleen, died in 2009 after battling Pick's disease, a rare form of dementia similar to Alzheimer's.

Howe suffered two disabling strokes in October 2014. His family said his health had improved after he underwent a stem-cell treatment as part of a clinical trial in Mexico.

Howe, one of nine siblings, was born in Floral, Saskatchewan, a tiny community just southeast of Saskatoon. The family moved to the city when he was an infant.

by posted 06/10/2016
An American Hockey Parent Handbook



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by posted 04/21/2016



  • 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 02/23/2016
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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