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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 Girls Program

Interested in playing in the Team Carolina Girls program?  Please contact:

Jim Aiello, jimnmic@aol.com
Paul Fidishun, fidishunp@bellsouth.net

Tier I AAA Team Fitting

The team fitting day was held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, NC. Still need to pay for your apparel and/or equipment? To pay by credit card, please click the Tier I Player Apparel link in the menu. Payments by check can be mailed to:

Ralph Westphal
145 Cattail Circle
St. Johns, FL 32259   

Tier I AAA Selected Players

Congratulations on your selection to a Team Carolina Tier I AAA team! We are looking forward to a great season of hockey.

To prepare for the 2015-2016 season, please follow these steps:

  1. To reserve your position on the team, the non-refundable selection deposit of $1,000.00 can be made by credit card using the PayPal button below. A processing fee applies to all credit card payments. Payments by check, $1,000 payable to Team Carolina, can be mailed to:

                    Ralph Westphal
                    145 Cattail Circle
                    St. Johns, FL 32259     

  1. Complete your Player Agreement and return to teamcarolinahockey@gmail.com. Player agreements will be emailed direct upon receipt of the selection deposit as noted above. 
  2. Go to www.usahockey.com and register for the 2015-2016 season. Forward your registration receipt email from USA Hockey containing your confirmation number and bar code to Lorna McKirdy at lornam@xicenter.com.

Tier I AAA Non-Refundable Selection Deposit

Tier I Questions?

Please contact:
Mike Mulhall - mikem@xicenter.com
Ralph Westphal - rwestphal@aol.com

Question: Can Team Carolina Practice in Raleigh? Answer: YES!

CAHA Amends Tier I Restrictions

On March 3, 2015, Team Carolina was notified by the Carolina Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) that the Board of Directors approved Team Carolina’s request for renewal of Tier I status. However, this approval was contingent upon the association meeting several new conditions adopted by CAHA, one of which was a restriction from operating in Wake County, North Carolina.

Team Carolina appealed this decision and on April 13, 2015, CAHA adopted an amendment that allows Team Carolina to continue to operate in Wake County, North Carolina. Team Carolina supports this amendment and will move forward in offering a regional program using the weekend model. The weekend model allows all players in North Carolina and South Carolina access to Tier I and the opportunity to participate in a highly competitive and comprehensive development environment. It is our intention to continue our weeknight skill development sessions and weekend team practice rotations in the Raleigh area. 

We want to thank our players and families for their patience during this period.

Kirtland Brothers, Team Carolina Alums, Named Captains

John Kirtland (left), Patrick Kirtland (right)

Two Team Carolina alums, John and Patrick Kirtland, were recently named as the captains of their university teams.

John Kirtland attends St. Thomas University located in St. Paul, Minnesota. St. Thomas is a perennial powerhouse in the NCAA Division III MIAC Conference. Click here for the full story.   

Patrick Kirtland attends the University of Connecticut. UConn is an NCAA Division I team which just concluded it's first season in Hockey East. Click here for the full story.