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 (
Updated 7/18: The ICE is back, the ice is back!! Double ahhhh.
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Our Carolina Lightning home is undergoing some major remodeling and refurbishment over past two weeks. The best pictures of Raleigh Center Ice progress are available on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RaleighCenterIce (I believe you have to have FB account to view all the pictures).
All proceeds from The Battle for Our Heroes tournament went to Operation: Coming Home, a local organization dedicated to building custom homes for wounded veterans at no charge and to Special Forces Warriors Foundation. For more than 33 years, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation has provided surviving children of Special Operations Forces service members with the college education their fallen parent would have wanted for them. It also provides financial assistance and support to special operations personnel who are severely wounded.
The Lightning fielded Bantam A boys, Bantam B co-ed and U12 co-ed teams. All three teams played and won their respective exhibition games. But really everyone wins!
Below is picture of U12 team:
Below is picture of Bantam B team:
Below is picture of Bantam A team:
Congratulations and Thank You to all the skaters, coaches and families for their support of these great organizations!!!
Updated 6/12: Several families have posted pictures of free gear - check out the exchange!!
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Carolina Lightning is opening up the website exchange feature on the website for sale or donation of sporting goods (not just hockey), household items, etc.
To add an item select the "Exch\Sale Items" button in the left navigation bar. From this page, click the “Add New Item” under the exchange banner. Fill out the form with item details, asking price and contract information. You may also add a picture. Once you have submitted the form you will receive an email with a key number to confirm the listing. Follow the directions in that email to confirm your listing.
Please keep content appropriate for all our families.
Only Lightning families can post items, but the public can view the exchange.
To make a change or delete the item after it's sold, click the Edit- or Delete - buttons that will appear next to your item.
Carolina Lightning Hockey's Sponsorship Program has been developed to support the growth of, and to benefit the entire Lightning organization.
We have multiple levels of sponsorship support embedded into our program, to facilitate those sponsoring the Lightning (you as a business or parent), directed to individual teams, and/or large organizational/corporate sponsorships to support the organization as a whole. Either way, Lightning sponsorships will benefit your child in some form or fashion.
Additionally, if you have the professional skill to help guide/run this effort and represent the Lightning organization in support of obtaining corporate sponsors , it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me to get involved.
On behalf of all our great kids, and the entire Lightning organization, thank you for your consideration and support.