The Carolina Lightning is a boys and girls hockey program based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Lightning organization believes in developing young people’s hockey skills through a positive, educational and safe environment.
For information about joining the Lightning program, please email Don Schaap (
The Carolina Lightning U16AA team as well as teams from 30 other states are traveling to Plano, Texas for the USA Hockey Youth Tier II 16A National Championships. The team with their USA National Tournament patches on their jerseys:
Carolina Lightning will play in round robin (pool) play Thursday through Saturday. To follow the tournament, select this link .
2015-16 CLH Evaluations/Tryouts >> Registration is Open
Once you have registered you will be directed to fill out a 2015-16 information packet and bring this to evaluations. Please note that this packet is not available to download just yet...we will have it available in next few days. Sorry for inconvenience.
I have had families report they cannot see the Register NowButton. Please note the button is visible only the full website, it is not accessible via the mobile website. Please login from a computer to register.
For returning players, online try-out registration and payment process are available now, the initial $500 deposit for the season will be due April 19th as opposed to April 1st as reported below.
Registration is now open for the evaluations (returning players only) and for mite development (new and returning). Follow the Register Now button to your right. Registration for returning players (U10 - U19) will be open until April 19th.
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Carolina Lightning Hockey's intent for 2015-16 is to put as many AA and A teams on the ice as possible.
AA teams will be district/national-bound and will be selected by tryout format by a group of experienced hockey players and coaches with the top 15 skaters and 2 goalies selected over the 2-weekend period.
$80 for U10/U12 Girls, U14 Girls, U16 Girls, U19 Girls and U8 Mites,
$160 for Squirts, Peewees, Bantams and U16's.
For returning players, online try-out registration and payment process are available now, the initial $500 deposit for the season will be due April 1, 2015.
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CLH announces their 2015-16 Lightning Evaluation/Tryouts will be the weekends of May 2-3 and 9-10. The Lightning anticipates having the following teams in 2015-16:
4 - U8 teams with 6 players per team
1 - U10/U12 Girls Development Team
1 - U14 National Bound Girls Team
1 - U16 National Bound Girls Team
1- U19 Girls Team
2 - Squirt Boys Teams
3 - Peewee Boys Teams
2 - Bantam Boys Teams
2 - U16 Boys Teams
More details on evaluations will follow; all events will be held at RCI.
Thank you for continued support of CLH and our great kids.
Congratulations to U14 Girls-> our latest Champions
Championships keep rolling in with the U14 Girls 2015 Pony Tail tournament win this weekend. Congratulations to the U14 girls, coaches and families on fantastic showing at the 12th annual tournament in Maryland. Your victory picture has been added to the Wall of Champions!!
Way to skate for gold-and-black and bring home the gold, well done ladies.
(Email sent to current Lightning girls families on 2/10/15)
I hope you are all doing well.
I wanted to announce that Carolina Lightning Hockey will be having a 1-U10, 1-U12, 1-U14 and 1-U16 (most likely national-bound) for the upcoming 2015-16 ice hockey season.
We are finalizing the details as we speak and we will be announcing the programs and opening up the registration process in the coming days.
I know that there has been a lot of "talk" and "chatter" going on, but I did want to confirm with all of our Lightning ladies, that we will have 4 girls teams next season with outstanding coaches.
If you know of any girl hockey players that are currently not playing with the Lightning but would like to next season, please pass along my contact information, and if you have any questions, please fee free to contact myself, Cindy Murphy and/or Marc Genest.