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Program Information Available
04/16/2014
Information for the Carolina Junior Hurricanes 2014-2015 season programs...
Revised 4/16 - Jr Canes Tryouts Announcement
04/15/2014
Parents and Players, RYHA is pleased to announce the tryout dates...
2014-15 Season AAA Program Information Meeting
04/10/2014
We are pleased to announce our 2014-15 Season AAA Program Information...
Long Time Local Hockey Instructor Retires
04/10/2014
For more than 20 years now, Coach Dennis Wind has been a towering...
Ultimate Player Equipment and Goalie Demo Day at PNC Arena
04/07/2014
This is a great event where all North and South Carolina hockey players...
2014 Jr Hurricanes Coach Announcements
04/06/2014
RYHA and the Jr Hurricanes are proud to announce the coaches for...
Junior Hurricane CHL League Winners
04/01/2014
RYHA and the Junior Hurricanes are pleased to recognize the following...
2014-15 Season AAA Tryout Registration is Now Open
04/01/2014
We are pleased to announce our Jr. Hurricanes 2014-15 Season AAA...
The First Annual CAHA Carolina's State Wide Mite Jamboree
03/25/2014
Here's your invite to The First Annual CAHA Carolina's State...
2014 Carolina Hurricanes Summer Hockey Camp
02/11/2014
The 2014 Carolina Hurricanes Summer Hockey Camp registration is now...
2014 CAHA Boys Prospects Tryouts
02/10/2014
The 2014 Boys Prospect Tryouts are scheduled for April 25-27, 2014...
Jr Hurricanes Tournament Team Option
01/28/2014
RYHA and the Jr Hurricanes will be offering a tournament option...
RYHA Spring/Summer Camp/Clinic Schedule
01/23/2014
RYHA is pleased to announce the Spring/Summer Camps/Clinics program...
 
Program Information Available
by posted 04/16/2014
 

Information for the Carolina Junior Hurricanes 2014-2015 season programs is now available under the Program Info tab. Please check back frequently as updates are expected prior to tryouts.


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Revised 4/16 - Jr Canes Tryouts Announcement
by posted 04/15/2014
 

Parents and Players, RYHA is pleased to announce the tryout dates for Jr Hurricanes teams for the 2014-15 season. Registrations will be open shortly and will be announced when ready:

AAA - May 1-7 - The format and schedule will be very similar to last year. The Jr Hurricanes will plan to field teams at the following levels:

PW Minor (03's)
PW Major (02's)
Bantam Minor (01's)
Bantam Major (00's)
U16 (One team combined 98,99 birth years)
 

I.    Playing up Policy

 
The following are RYHA restrictions on players playing up to the next age level:
 

  • First year Pee Wee and Bantam players may elect to try out for their respective Major teams, where applicable.
  • Second year mites (2006 birth year for the 2014-15 season) are eligible to try out for Squirt programs.
  • Otherwise, no second year players at any level will be allowed to play up to the next age level.


A/AA - May 28 - June 4 - The format and schedule will be very similar to last year. The Jr Hurricanes will plan to field teams at the following levels:

Squirt AA Major 04's ( 1 team - top 15 skaters and 2 goalies)
Squirt AA Minor 05's ( 1 team - top 15 skaters and 2 goalies)

PW AA ( 1 team mixed birth year - top 15 skaters and 2 goalies)
PW A (1-2 teams mixed birth year - 15 skaters and 2 goalies) Number of teams based on registration

Bantam AA ( 1 team mixed birth year - top 15 skaters and 2 goalies)
Bantam A ( 1 team mixed birth year - 15 skaters and 2 goalies)

U16 AA ( 1 team mixed birth year - Up to 18 skaters and 2 goalies)
U16 A ( 1-2 teams mixed birth year - Up to 18 skaters and 2 goalies) Number of teams based on registration

U18 AA ( 1 team mixed birth year - Up to 18 skaters and 2 goalies)
U18 A ( 1 team mixed birth year - Up to 18 skaters and 2 goalies)

U10 Dev  - May 28 - June 4

CHL A - 1 team - 13 skaters, 1-2 goalies
CHL B - 2 teams - 13 skaters, 1-2 goalies

U8 Development - June 13-15

6 teams Advanced - 8 skaters, 1 goalie minimum
Tournament options (Cross-Ice) will be added for the 2014-15 season at Crabtown (Christmas) and President's Day

Second year mites (2006 birth year for the 2014-15 season) are eligible to try out for Squirt programs.

 

 


 

 

 


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2014-15 Season AAA Program Information Meeting
by posted 04/10/2014
 

We are pleased to announce our 2014-15 Season AAA Program Information Meeting.

The meeting will provide information for the upcoming AAA season.  We will discuss details on our programs for PeeWee AAA through 16U AAA teams.

The AAA Program Information Meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Raleigh North. Please see the below information for location, date and times.

Where:  Holiday Inn Raleigh North, 2805 Highwoods Blvd, Raleigh NC 27604

Date:  April 16, 2014 - Wednesday

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Please mark you calendars and join us for the above program information meeting.

 


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Long Time Local Hockey Instructor Retires
by posted 04/10/2014
 
For more than 20 years now, Coach Dennis Wind has been a towering figure in 
instructional hockey programs across the Triangle.  Over the years, he has 
unselfishly dedicated countless hours at the area rinks teaching fundamental 
hockey skills and passing along his love of the great game he first learned on 
the frozen tundra of  his youth in Wisconsin.  
 
On Sunday, May 4th, Dennis will coach his last Learn-To-Play hockey program and 
trade in his hockey skates for a pair of golf shoes, a sand wedge and some 
well-deserved time away from any ice surfaces.  You are cordially invited to 
stop by the Polar Ice House in Cary on Sunday, May 4th between 4:30 PM and 6:00 
PM to skate one last time with Dennis, share some hockey memories and recognize 
the contributions he’s made to the hockey community in Raleigh  (refreshments 
will be served).     

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Ultimate Player Equipment and Goalie Demo Day at PNC Arena
by posted 04/07/2014
 

This is a great event where all North and South Carolina hockey players can see all the new hockey equipment direct form the manufactures and their reps.

 

Everyone who comes will be able to try on equipment from Bauer, CCM, Reebok, Easton, Vaughn, Eagle and many more vendors.  People who place orders for any equipment that day will receive 20% off internet prices!!  More vendors and info will be forthcoming.

 

Ultimate Player Equipment  and Goalie Demo Day at PNC Arena

May 17th, 2014

10a-6pm

 

Andrew Barron-Five Hole Sports

 

Attached Flyer


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2014 Jr Hurricanes Coach Announcements
by posted 04/06/2014
 

RYHA and the Jr Hurricanes are proud to announce the coaches for this coming season:

 

PW AAA Minor - Dean Melanson

PW AAA Major - Dwight Collinson

Bantam AAA Minor - Colin Muldoon

Bantam AAA Major - EJ Stern

U16 AAA - Clay Cotie

Squirt AA Minor - Andrew Barron

Squirt AA Major - Jimmy Powers

PW AA - TBD after AAA Tryouts

Bantam AA - Kohl Schultz

U16 AA - TBD after AAA Tryouts

U18 AA - Bill Fredenburg

PW A - David Wright    

Bantam A - TBD

U16 A - Andrew Stewart 

U18 A - TBD

Squirt CHL A - David Jones

Squirt Dev A - Jon Hyrn

Squirt Dev A - Andy Haldane

U8 - Doug Hanna

U8 - Dan Hollis

U8 - TBD

U8 - TBD

U8 - TBD

U8 - TBD

 

We are currently working on the open positions and will update as those are filled.


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Junior Hurricane CHL League Winners
by posted 04/01/2014
 

RYHA and the Junior Hurricanes are pleased to recognize the following Junior Hurricanes teams for  winning their league and CHL season ending tournament.

PW AA - won regular season PW AA League

U16 AA - won regular season U16 AA League

U18 A Red - Won season ending tournament - The team won a thrilling Championship game against the Charlotte Checkers, emerging with a 4-3 victory. The Junior Hurricanes surprised the favored Checkers with solid defensive effort, great goaltending, and timely offensive scoring.

 

Congratulations to all 3 teams on behalf of the RYHA BOD.


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2014-15 Season AAA Tryout Registration is Now Open
by posted 04/01/2014
 

We are pleased to announce our Jr. Hurricanes 2014-15 Season AAA Tryout Registration is currently open.  Please register through our Online Registration System on the main page of our RYHA website.  Click the "Register Now" button to process the tryout registration.

This will be another exciting season for our Jr. Hurricanes 2014-2015 AAA Travel Hockey Program. Our tryouts start on May 1 and continue through May 7th for 16U AAA (Combined 1998, 1999 birth years), Bantam AAA Major (2000 birth years) and Bantam AAA Minor (2001 birth years), PeeWee AAA Major (2002 birth years) and PeeWee AAA Minor (2003 birth years).  

The registration will close Tuesday, April 29th at midnight.  Further information will be provided closer to the tryout dates.


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The First Annual CAHA Carolina's State Wide Mite Jamboree
by posted 03/25/2014
 

Here's your invite to The First Annual CAHA Carolina's State Wide Mite Jamboree!!

When:  April 26 - noon till 5pm

Where: Extreme Ice Center - Indian Trail, NC

Cost: $150 per 9 player team

 

To register, e-mail Andrew Barron your teams contact information and your up to 9 player roster to 

 

Thanks, 

Andrew Barron

CAHA ADM Director

 

Information Flyer

 


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2014 Carolina Hurricanes Summer Hockey Camp
by posted 02/11/2014
 
The 2014 Carolina Hurricanes Summer Hockey Camp registration is now open.  The camp will be led by Shane Willis and Bill Horn.  Past Carolina Hurricanes camps have included appearances by select Hurricanes alumni, coaches and players.  Availability varies from year to year; we cannot guarantee appearances.

The Summer Hockey Camp will be held July 14-18 - Week 1 and July 28-August 1 - Week 2.  Below is a brief description of the camps.  Please click on the Registration Form for complete details.

CANES Skill Development Camp​

10 AND UNDER: 8:15AM- 3:20PM | SUPER FRIDAY GAME 10AM- 11AM
Our main focus of this camp is to improve your hockey skills by teaching the fundamentals of skating, puck
handling, passing and shooting. The finer points of each of those skills include shooting techniques, shot
accuracy, puck control, hand-eye coordination, along with skating agility and maneuverability.

11 AND OLDER: 9:30AM- 5:15PM | SUPER FRIDAY GAME 11:30AM- 12:30PM
This session expands on the fundamentals taught to the younger group. Along with power skating, puck
handling, passing, and shooting, players will learn proper checking techniques. The clinic will focus
on team play, including offensive and defensive zone coverage.

‘CANES GOALTENDER CAMP: 10:45AM- 3:30PM | WEEK 1 ONLY!
The goaltending camp will build a strong foundation for both rookie and veteran goaltenders. The staff will
implement the newest ideas in goaltending alongside the time-tested fundamentals to improve enrolled goaltenders’
skating, movement, stance, balance, positioning, and overall understanding of the game. Specific
save techniques will be covered with an emphasis on the proper use of each piece of equipment for the
save.​

SUPER FRIDAY GAME: 10:00AM-11:00AM (10 AND UNDER) | 11:30AM-12:30PM (11 AND OLDER)​
Each session of camp ends with a Super Friday Game. This game is a chance for players to utilize what
they have learned throughout the week in a fun and exciting atmosphere.​

Please click on the link below for the Camp Registration Form.  

REGISTRATION FORM
 
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2014 CAHA Boys Prospects Tryouts
by posted 02/10/2014
 
The 2014 Boys Prospect Tryouts are scheduled for April 25-27, 2014 at the Extreme Ice Center located in Indian Trail, North Carolina.

Tryouts are open to all male U.S. citizens born in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000. All players must be legal residents of North or South Carolina to participate.

1997, 1998 and 1999 players selected during the affiliate tryouts will advance to the Southeastern District Festival. The Southeastern District Festival selects players to attend the USA Hockey National Camps and Festivals held during the summer. Twenty (20) 2000 birth year players, 2 Goalies, 12 Forwards and 6 Defensemen, will be selected from the Affiliate tryout to advance to the Southeastern District 14 Camp held annually during the summer.

2000 Birth Year

Early bird registration opens February 1st, 2014. The cost for 2000 birth year boys will be $120.00. Early bird registration will close on March 31, 2014. On April 2, 2014 registration will reopen at cost of $145.00. Registration officially closes April 21, 2014. There will be NO WALK UPS!!

2000 Early Bird Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


1997, 1998, 1999 Birth Years

Early bird registration opens February 1st, 2014. The cost for 1997, 1998, 1999 birth year boys will be $80.00. Early bird registration will close on March 31, 2014. On April 2, 2014 registration will reopen at cost of $105.00. Registration officially closes April 21, 2014. There will be NO WALK UPS!!

1997, 1998, 1999 Early Bird Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact:

Steve McKirdy
Carolina Amateur Hockey Association
Youth Committee Chair
Director of Player Development
704-320-5496
cahastevem@yahoo.com
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Jr Hurricanes Tournament Team Option
by posted 01/28/2014
 
RYHA and the Jr Hurricanes will be offering a tournament option for the 2014 Spring/Summer time frame. Although we will not be organizing organizational teams, we will be offering the opportunity for coaches or parents to organize teams for tournaments during the spring and months under the Jr Hurricanes banner. In order to take advantage of this option, the following responsibilities will be in effect:

Coach/Parent

1. Register the team with the tournament
2. Select the players and submit to RYHA
3. Determine practices needed
4. Co-ordinate hotel info with tournament director

RYHA

1. Prepare T1 roster
2. Create registration on website for payment
3. Schedule and pay for practice time
4. Submit tournament payment
5. Supply Home and Away Jr Hurricane jerseys

General Guidelines

1. To be on the  T1 roster, all coaches and the manager MUST have current USA Hockey Coach certifications, current 2013-14 USA Hockey Registration numbers, and all coaches and the manager must have a current background screening. The coach should verify these prior to submitting the names for the T1 roster 

2. As with fall, all US born players will need to be Birth Date verified and all Canadian born players that do not yet have citizenship, but are permanent residents, need their Canadian Transfers/Birth Date Verified completed and current.

3. The tournament fee will not be paid, nor will the T1 roster be submitted, until all players have registered and paid through the RYHA website

4. If a team decides to pull out, or not all players commit to paying after players have started to register, any players registered will receive a refund less a $5 processing fee 

5. Jerseys must be collected and returned immediately following the week of the tournament

Lastly, but most importantly, attending a tournament on any of these teams with a potential Jr Hurricane coach in no way guarantees, suggests, or implies and advantage during AAA or AA/A tryouts and making a team. All players will be selected at tryouts based on their evaluation during those tryouts. As well, should you decline an invitation to such a tournament with a potential Jr Hurricane coach, it in no way hinders or diminishes a players opportunity to make a Jr Hurricanes team.

Coaches/Parents, to begin the process, please communicate to Steve Henley at
and he will get you started!

 
 
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RYHA Spring/Summer Camp/Clinic Schedule
by posted 01/23/2014
 
RYHA is pleased to announce the Spring/Summer Camps/Clinics program for the 2014 season. While Polar Ice will continue to run a spring house league program, RYHA will continue to offer skills camps and clinics throughout the spring and summer. Registrations for the spring camps/clinics March through May are currently open by following these instructions below.  Registrations for the summer camps/clinics June through August will open mid March.

1. Highlight the "Registration Button"
2. Click on "RYHA Online Registration"
3. Find the appropriate camp/clinic registration and click on "Begin Registration"
4. Follow the registration instructions
5. NOTE - failure to make payment at the end of the registration session will result in that registration deleting at the end of the session and your player will NOT be registered, you will have to re-register.
 
Defense Camp - Mike Young Instructing
Mondays - 715-815pm - Mar 10 - April 7 - Cary Icehouse
Thursdays - 745-845pm - Mar 13 - April 10 - Cary Icehouse
Specific to Player Birth Years 1999-2004. Any other interested birth years, please contact the Executive Director at  
- a skills based camp for defense men geared to work on body contact, angling, gap control, shooting, one on one battling, and passing to prepare for AAA tryouts
Cost - $195  (single $25 and 3 pack sessions $65 available) 
 
2005 Birth Year Skills - Andrew Barron Instructing
Tuesdays - 730-830pm - Cary Icehouse - (6 weeks) - Mar 11 - Apr 15
- a skills based camp designed specifically for rising squirts to prepare for Squirt Dev A tryouts
- 2006 Birth Year players may be admitted once all 2005 spots are filled - please email to be placed on the waiting list - you will be notified no later than 1 week prior to the clinic if there is room for your player - the waiting list will be first come, first served
Cost - $145 

U8/U10 Skills - Andrew Barron Instructing
Thursdays - 630-730pm - Cary Icehouse - ( 6 weeks) - Mar 13 - Apr 17)
Locations and Time - Cary - Time TBD
- a skills based camp for 5-10 year olds designed to focus on skating (edges, balance, stride, speed), puck skills (stick handling, shooting), and competitive (1 on 1 battling, 3 on 3 battling, etc.)
Cost - $115 (single $25 and 3 pack sessions $65 available) 

Battle Camp - Mike Young Instructing
Weekend of Apr 11-13
Location and Times - Garner - Times TBD
Specific to Player Birth Years 1999-2004. Any other interested birth years, please contact the Executive Director at
1 session Friday night, 2 sessions Saturday, 1 session Sunday
 - a battle oriented camp designed to teach players the intensity and compete level needed to perform well at tryouts. The camp will focus primarily on body contact, and winning puck battles in varying environments where the players are both evenly numbered as well as outnumbered. The camp will consist of both on ice and off ice instruction in preparation for AAA tryouts.
Cost - $145

Battle Camp - Mike Young Instructing
Weekend of May 16-18
Location and Times - Garner - Times TBD
Specific to Player Birth Years 1999-2004. Any other interested birth years, please contact the Executive Director at  
1 session Friday night, 2 sessions Saturday, 1 session Sunday
 - a battle oriented camp designed to teach players the intensity and compete level needed to perform well at tryouts. The camp will focus primarily on body contact, and winning puck battles in varying environments where the players are both evenly numbered as well as outnumbered. The camp will consist of both on ice and off ice instruction in preparation for A/AA tryouts.
Cost - $145

Defense Camp - Mike Young Instructing
Mondays and Thursdays (5 weeks) - June 16 - July 24
Location and Time - Cary - Time TBD
Specific to Player Birth Years 1999-2004. Any other interested birth years, please contact the Executive Director at
 - a skills based camp for defense men geared to work on body contact, angling, gap control, shooting, one on one battling, and passing to prepare for the 2014-15 season
Cost - $195  (single $25 and 3 pack sessions $65 available) 

U8/U10 Skills - Andrew Barron Instructing
Thursdays - ( 8 weeks) - June 12 - Aug 7
Locations and Time - Cary - Time TBD
- a skills based camp for 5-10 year olds designed to focus on skating (edges, balance, stride, speed), puck skills (stick handling, shooting), and competitive (1 on 1 battling, 3 on 3 battling, etc.)
Cost - $155 ​(single $25 and 3 pack sessions $65 available) 

Checking/Battle Camp - Mike Young Instructing
Weekend of Aug 15-17
Location and Times - Garner - Times TBD
Specific to Player Birth Years 1999-2004. Any other interested birth years, please contact the Executive Director at   
1 session Friday night, 2 sessions Saturday, 1 session Sunday
 - a battle oriented camp designed to teach players the intensity and compete level needed to perform well during the season. The camp will focus primarily on body contact, angling and body position, gap control, and winning puck battles in varying environments where the players are both evenly numbered as well as outnumbered. The camp will consist of both on ice and off ice instruction in preparation for the upcoming season.
Cost - $145
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