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    Practice Schedule Update

    Good Evening Warrior Families!

    We have had an eventful and fun few weeks with team ice practices for many of our age groups, Stick and Pucks (Thanks to Cleland) and our first home games of the season. With all of the excitement that has happened…its only the beginning. Tomorrow marks the start of our HOME ICE practice schedule.

    Please see below for the new/updated on ice practice schedule moving forward beginning Monday 1/4.


    7:45p-8:45p Skills Night (by age group)


    5:30p-6:30p 10/12U House + 8U Developmental

    6:30p-8:00p 10U Travel

    7:00p-8:30p 12U Travel


    6:00p-7:00p 8U Recreation + 8U Developmental


    6:00p-7:00p 10/12U House + Goalie Practice

    7:00p-8:30p 10U Travel + 12U Travel


    8:45a-9:45a Learn to Play

    9:45a-10:45a 8U Recreation + 8U Developmental Games

    If you have any questions about your ice schedule, please contact your coach or team manager.  

    Reminder that players will need to dress outside, but skates can be put on in the rink. No bags may be brought into the rink. Parents a video feed will be set up for viewing during the practice.

    We look forward to seeing everyone on the ice this week.  


    Your CFYHA Exec Board.

    Updated CAHA Mask Notice 11.25.20

    Warrior Families,

    Hope everyone is doing well and is ready to enjoy Thanksgiving in whichever way you can this year.  We have just received an update from CAHA regarding the announcement that came out on Monday as to how we will be required to operate starting hockey moving forward. 

    The State of North Carolina Executive Order 180 that was published Monday took out the exemption of mask use not being required when exercising.  With this change, all player groups will be required to have masks on when on the ice as well as off the ice, no matter if playing/skating or sitting on the bench.  Please understand, we are not creating this rule, we are simply enforcing this as the order was very clear about enforcement, fines for non-compliance.  

    This will take affect immediately for all hockey Cape Fear practices, games and events. 

    This will be a challenging time for us all, but we are committed to continue operating inside of the guidelines while we can in order to keep Hockey going this season.  Please reach out to us with any questions, we will try and help with anything we can. We foresee this being challenging for many groups.  We greatly appreciate everyone’s continued support throughout this mess, we wouldn’t be able to keep running without your help.

    If you would like to review the updated CAHA FAQ’s, please see them at the below document.  

    CAHA Covid Update

    Good Morning Cape Fear Families!

    On Monday November 16th, our governing body CAHA (Carolina Amateur Hockey Association) held a meeting for all affiliate organization’s leadership to release new and updated COVID-19 policies.  This informational meeting released an executive summary of CAHA Policy Mandates that all affiliates are required to follow, effective November 16th.  

    We are asking for all families (players, coaches and parents) to help us keep Hockey going in the great states of North Carolina and South Carolina by reviewing and following the guidelines set upon us by CAHA.  Many states are shutting hockey back down and CAHA is trying very hard to ensure that doesn’t happen here as well.  In order to do that though, we all need to do our part and follow the guidelines they are asking of us.  We do fully understand that there are varying beliefs and personal thoughts regarding these mandates but it is our responsibility to adhere to them in order to keep our kids playing hockey this season.  

    We appreciate our families support during this very unique season and are looking forward to keeping hockey going in North Carolina!

    Thank you, Your CFYHA Exec Board

    Rink Update 12/3

    Good Evening Families!

    We wanted to give everyone an update that was received today. The rink opening will be delayed as Cleland is awaiting final approval from the Commanding General to open its doors. We will update as we receive a new projected opening date.

    Thank you!

    Your CFYHA Exec Committee

    11/30 Rink Update

    Let there be ICE!

    Good Evening Warrior Families!

    We hope everyone had a "Thankful" holiday weekend and are ready to get back to HOCKEY!

    We have received another update on Cleland Rink and its great news!

    The ice has been laid and is close to being complete. Please see the below photo. Isn't it a beautiful sight :)

    We are still looking to be on target for on ice practices beginning the week of December 7th for all teams. Be on the lookout this week for more information and updates from your individual coaches or managers. We will continue to update you as we get more information.

    Thank you!

    Your CFYHA Exec Board

    Meet our 2020-2021 Head Coaching Staff

    Jasen Rintala
    Programs: Learn to Play, 8U Mites, 8U/10U/12URecreational/House
    Kory Bertsch
    Program: 10U Squirts Travel Team
    Nick Myhre
    Program: 12U Travel Travel
    Please take a moment to congratulate all our head coaches and feel free to email them any questions that you may have.

    Cape Fear Youth Hockey

    Cape Fear Youth Hockey Association

    Our mission is to grow a youth hockey program that offers different levels of competition.  Enrollment is open to all children (military and non-military).  We strive to provide a curriculum that improves hockey skills for all levels, playing in a safe, fun and competitive environment. Above all, our goal is to foster life time skills such as discipline, teamwork, and good sportsmanship in all of the children within our association.  We are a USA Hockey sanctioned program; we abide by the rules and guidelines of USA HockeyCarolina Amateur Hockey Association, and Carolinas Hockey League.

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    Thank you to the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation for their continued support and initiative, growing youth hockey programs in the Carolinas!

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