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Welcome to the Home of the Southeastern District

The Southeastern District is divided into four Affiliate Associations: Carolina Amateur Hockey Association governing North Carolina and South Carolina, Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association governing Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, Southern Amateur Hockey Association governing Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee and the Statewide Amateur Hockey Association of Florida governing Florida.

Please visit this site regularly for news and information on District.

Southeastern District Invitational Tournaments

Looking for a tournament? All tournaments shown on our schedule are USA Hockey sanctioned events. To have your tournament listed, please follow the instructions for sanctioning a tournament. Tournaments are added to the schedule after approval from the Southeastern District Registrar.

For questions regarding this policy, please contact Mark Bodner, Southeastern District Registrar at

Invitational Tournament Schedule
Sanctioning Invitational Tournaments

Boys National Camp Tryout

The National Camp Tryout was held at the Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, NC from May 6 through May 8, 2016.

This tryout was open by invitation only to players who attended a National Camp last summer or who were selected at their Affiliate tryouts to advance to the district event.

2016 Selections

2016 Girls Player Development Tryout

The Southeastern District Girls Player Development Tryout was held April 22-24, 2016 at the Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, NC. This tryout was open to all female U.S. citizens born in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. Girls will be selected at this tryout to attend USA Hockey National Select Camps and Multi District Player Development and Goaltender Camps.

2016 Selections

National Camp selections now posted.

East Select Regional 2002 Camp, Multi District Player Development Camp, Multi District Goaltender Camp and Girls Age 11-13 Camp selections are posted. Click the link above to view the selections.

Girls' Player Development Guides

The structure of USA Hockey’s National Girls Player Development Camps allows for further development of our girls U18 player pool, support of our long-term development model and it allows for a 17% increase in the number of girls who have the opportunity to participate at the National level. Given the value that is placed on our National District Tryout process and its significance to district and national decisions about which players advance to USA Hockey National Camps, we have a responsibility to allow all district tryouts to take place before finalizing every allotment to our three national camps (Girls U18 Select Player Development Camp, Girls U18 Player Development Camp, and the Girls 15 Player Development Camp).

However, in order to streamline the communication surrounding selections, avoid confusion about the notification process, and provide families with as much advanced notice as possible for planning purposes, USA Hockey has implemented a National Notification Timeline. This approach will enable USA Hockey to notify the majority of players on targeted dates built into the district tryout calendar.

That being said, some players may not be notified until the last of the twelve district tryouts are complete. With the final tryout ending on June 16th and the first National Camp starting on June 24th, USA Hockey will attempt to confirm as many spots to our National Development Camps as early as possible within the National Notification Timeline (while simultaneously leaving space for any potential candidates in the final district tryouts).

We thank you in advance for your patience with this process. By using a National Notification Timeline, the advantages are two-fold:

We improve our ability to communicate transparently (and alleviate confusion among players and parents) and we can ensure we have properly placed all 462 players who earn the opportunity to advance to one of USA Hockey's three girls’ National Development Camps.

For additional questions, please contact:

Jane Solverson
Girls'/Women's Representative

USA Hockey National Championships

Congratulations to Southeastern District teams earning a medal at the 2016 Toyota USA Hockey National Championship Tournament.

JW Mitchell (FL) - High School Combined Division National Champion

Carolina Aces (NC) - Women's B Silver Medalist

Atlanta Phoenix (GA) - 14U 2A Bronze Medalist
Charleston Jr. Stingrays (SC) - 16U 1A Bronze Medalist
Winston Churchill (MD) - High School Pure Division Bronze Medalist
Manatee (FL) - High School Pure Division Bronze Medalist

2016 Southeastern District Tournaments

The Southeastern District Tournament is the qualifying tournament to advance teams to USA Hockey National Championship Tournaments. Each Affiliate in the district is allowed to enter one team at each eligible age classification in Girls'/Women's and Tier I categories.

The Tier I Pee Wee division was eliminated in 2013 in favor of adding a Tier II Pee Wee division to the tournament with each Affiliate entering two teams. The Tier II division's inclusion is in support of the USA Hockey's ADM Learn to Train stage for 11 and 12 year old athletes.

The Girls'/Women's event will consist of four teams in Girls 14U, two teams in Girls 16U, four teams in Girls 19U, two teams in Women's B and four teams in Women's C.

Youth Tier I/Tier II tournament will consist of eight teams in Tier II Pee Wee and four teams in Tier I Bantam, Midget 16U and Midget 19U.

Visit the Tournament Homepage for the Tournament Handbook, Rules & Regulations, standings and game results.

Congratulations to our district champions advancing to the National Championship Tournaments!

Tier I Midget 18U - Scorpions AAA (SAHOF)
Tier I Midget 16U - Carolina Jr. Hurricanes (CAHA)
Tier I Midget 14U - Thunder Hockey (SAHOF)

Tier II Girls 14U - Lady Vipers (SAHOF)
Tier II Girls 16U - Northern Virginia Ice Dogs (PVAHA)
Tier II Girls U19 - Lady Vipers (SAHOF)
Women's B - Carolina Aces (CAHA)
Women's C - Southern Thunder (SAHA)

Southeastern received a second slot in the Women's B & C National Championship. Congratulations to our runner-ups who will also be representing the Southeast.

Women's B2 - Chesapeake Bay Lightning (PVAHA)
Women's C2 - Rooftop Rebels (PVAHA)

Tier II Pee Wee Champion
Palm Beach Blackhawks (SAHOF)

Coach Bob McCaig

Bob McCaig (left) receiving USA Hockey's Walter Yaciuk Award.

March 20, 1937 - January 22, 2016

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Bob McCaig, former Southeastern District Coach-in-Chief.

Bob played an instrumental part in the development of youth hockey programs in North America for nearly 40 years.

McCaig, born and raised in Flin Flon, Manitoba, won championship titles as a player at the Midget and Adult levels before becoming a coach at Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario. In 1965, McCaig became Director of the McCaig Hockey Academy in Sarnia, Ontario, where he developed on-ice training modules for participants ranging from beginners to elite levels. In 1971, McCaig was appointed Administrator of the Ontario Coaching Program, a position he held until 1987.

In 1988 McCaig began working with the Georgia Special Olympics, organizing coaching and officiating clinics, and monitoring floor hockey events for five years. Using this experience, McCaig became the Southeastern District Coach-in-Chief and Administrator for USA Hockey's Initiation Program.

As Coach-in-Chief, McCaig developed and implemented the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program throughout the Southeastern District, which encompasses 11 states plus the District of Columbia. McCaig has also educated and trained instructors, and was part of several Southeastern District Select Camps.

In addition, McCaig was named the Director of Hockey Atlanta, in which he developed on and off-ice programs for both youth and adults and increased the number of coaching clinics annually from seven in 1987 to 100 in 2002. From 1985 to 1987, McCaig was the Director of Coaching Development for a local youth hockey association in Port Huron, Mich., where he initiated a developmental program for both coaches and players titled "Hockey for the fun of it." McCaig has earned his Level 5 (Masters) Certification in both the U.S. and Canada, and has also served as an instructor for USA Hockey InLine since 1998.

Coach McCaig was the recipient of the 2003 Walter Yaciuk Award presented annually by USA Hockey's Coaching Education Program to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the program during many years of service as a volunteer.

Bob will be greatly missed by all his friends in the Southeastern District.

New Video Quantifies Cross-Ice Advantages

The NHL analytics team uses tracking technology to compare cross-ice to full-ice for 8U players

A cutting-edge NHL analytics team put the test to youth hockey for the first time ever, comparing cross-ice hockey to full-ice hockey. Watch this video and see what you think.

ADM Kids

What is it like to play on full ice as a 8 year old?

To demonstrate how a full sheet of ice looks to a child, USA Hockey put adult players on an extra large rink with giant nets to simulate what a child sees. The players found the games tiring, difficult and said they would lose interest quickly in the sport if that was what they faced. See how adult players opened their eyes to what is being taught by the American Development Model of cross-ice hockey and small area games. Learn more at

USA Hockey Annual Guide

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.

2015-2016 USA Hockey Annual Guide

Official Rules of Ice Hockey

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.

2013-2017 Official Rules of Ice Hockey

USA Hockey Mobile Rulebook

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.

Visit the Mobile Rulebook on your Mobile Device