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Welcome to Team Carolina

Team Carolina Mission Statement

The mission of Team Carolina is "to provide a competitive hockey environment where young athletes are developed as individuals and players by emphasizing the core values of USA Hockey: Sportsmanship, Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Enjoyment, Loyalty and the Pursuit of Excellence."  

If you have questions or interest in the Team Carolina program, please contact:

Mike Mulhall, President, mikem@xicenter.com
Ralph Westphal, Vice President, rwestphal@aol.com

Team Carolina Tier I Payments

Check Payments for Tier I Player Fees send to:
Ralph Westphal
145 Cattail Circle
Jacksonville, FL   32259

Team Carolina Monthly Fees


Team Carolina Tier I AAA Program

2014-2015 Season Tryout Information

The Team Carolina program brings its unique weekend format back to the Carolinas providing top players in the area the chance to participate in a highly competitive and comprehensive development environment. In cooperation with the East Coast Eagles and the Charlotte Jr. Checkers programs, weekday skills sessions will be offered once per week in both Charlotte and Raleigh. Weekend team practices will follow a development model where players will have a minimum of 3 hours full ice practice, off ice training, video sessions, team building and more. Some of the advantages of the program are:

  • Putting the best players together creates a more intense and competitive development environment
  • More time to focus on schoolwork and other non-hockey related activities during the week
  • Stronger environment for team bonding and cohesiveness

What teams are you fielding for the 2014-2015 season?

Team Carolina will field one Tier I AAA team at the 14U age classification (2001 & 2000 birth years) and one Tier I AAA team at the 16U age classification (1999 & 1998 birth years).




Bantam 14U

Midget 16U




National Bound




2000-2001 birth years

1999-1998 birth years

Roster Size

16-18 skaters, 2 goalies

16-18 skaters, 2 goalies

Head Coach

Steve McKirdy

Mike O’Leary

Team Selections

Tryouts May 17-18, 2014


Aug 13 – Mar 15

Weekday Player Development Sessions

(1 per week)

26 sessions

1.25 - 1.5 hours in length

Will be held each week in Raleigh and Charlotte

Team Practice Weekends

16 weekends

3 hours per weekend –full ice

Weekend sessions will be held in Raleigh and Charlotte.

Total practice hours





USPHL Futures & Independent




Total Game Count



Team Uniform


Home/Away Jerseys & Socks, Practice Jerseys & Socks, Pant Shell, Hockey Bag, Warm-up, Polo Shirt, T-Shirt, Shorts

USA Hockey Registration

Required – Not included in fee

Program Fee




a.  Blue gloves and helmet are required but are not included in the fee

b.  Goalies are not required to have a blue helmet or gloves

c.  Tier I AAA Tournament count does not include Districts or Nationals Tournaments