North and South Carolina's
Women's Ice Hockey team
Mission Statement -

Tri-City Selects is a North and South Carolina wide Women's district-bound  
Team. The main objective is to promote and develop women’s hockey in our
region. As well as to create a strong network between the local organizations
which helps create more opportunities for female hockey players by working
together to support and establish women's teams and events (tournaments, clinics
etc).

Tri-City Selects will not be entering any local tournaments in the affiliation. The
reasoning behind that is if we have players from each location (Charlotte,
Columbia, Charleston, Wilmington, Greensboro and Raleigh) this team will only
weaken teams that are fighting for players already.

The goal of this team is to provide a opportunity for players that want to
experience competitive hockey and compete at the district tournament(hopefully
the National tournament as well). A requirement to be eligible for the district
tournament is that the team must play 14 games and each player must participate
in 10 games.
Tri-City Selects Contacts -
Team Manager
Kevin Thomas
C - (919) 368-6613
E - kjthoma2@gmail.com

Coach
Tracy Neumann
E - Tracyn3535@gmail.com
Team Email - teamCAHA@gmail.com
Team Website -
www.a2-enterprises.com/tcselects

However in 2009, no organizations were planning on fielding a team and we were
approached by several women asking us to attempt to pull all the interested players
together and form one statewide team since the numbers were not strong enough
to support local district-bound C teams.

In late October 2009, we hosted open tryouts and selected 17 players to represent
the Carolinas as Team CAHA
(now Tri-City Selects) at the 2010 Southeastern
District Tournament. After each season we will assess the need for a statewide
team and hope that eventually we will see several local organizations fielding teams
to compete at the district level and represent our affiliation.

Tri-City primed for another successful season

The Selects will open the 2013-2014 season in a few weeks when they travel to Aston, PA for the Summer Sizzler. The team returns 15 players from the previous season and will look to continue the on-ice success. Make sure you follow the ladies on Facebook throughout the season for instant game updates and upcoming events.

Tryouts and New Head Coach Announced

Open tryouts for the 2013-2014 Tri-City Selects have been scheduled. The team will be hosting tryouts Saturday July 27th at Raleigh Center Ice. The tryouts will feature two on-ice sessions (12:30pm and 5:30pm) and the tryout fee will be set once again at $45. Please register for tryouts by visiting www.a2-enterprises.com/TCregistration.html.

We are also excited to announce Tracy Neumann as the Tri-City Selects head coach. Tracy will bring a coaching philosophy and values that will propel the Selects forward. Coach Neumann has over 20 years coaching experience and has guided 3 teams to the National tournament. We are excited to have Tracy aboard and look forward to the 2013-2014 season and how the team takes shape under his guidance and coaching.

Tri-City Selects capture bronze medal at 2013 Nationals

The ladies traveled to Oakland looking to follow up their impressive run from 2012. The tournament saw the Selects face-off against the host team San Jose Lady Sharks. Tri-City was able to skate away with a 2-0 win in a tight checking game where both teams battled first game nerves.

The second game matched the Selects against the eventual National Champions, Rochester Edge. The Edge were able to capitalize on a power play and with it secure the win in another close game that ended 1-0 in Rochesterís favor.

In the final game of the round robin, the Selects needed a win to ensure their place in the Quarterfinals. The ladies came out on fire and jumped out to a 4 goal lead, however Missouri Herricanes showed their composure and battled back to draw the game to within 1 before the final buzzer sounded.

With the win Tri-City became the number 2 seed out of the American division. With the seeding the Selects were slated against the Utah Thunder. The quarterfinal game ironically was a rematch of last yearís final. The game was everything you would expect in a single elimination format though the Selects continued to play strong defensive hockey and Kristy Knight was able to break through and put Tri-City on the board. The ladies were able to defend the lead and advanced to the semi-finals with the 1-0 victory.

In the semi-finals the ladies were matched up against another familiar Southeast foe. The Southern Thunder and Tri-City had faced off 5 times already this season, with the Thunder holding the 3-2 edge. The game ended up being another defensive battle in which the opponent was able to tally goals in the first and third periods to eliminate the Selects from the National tournament with the 2-0 win.

2012-2013 will go down as another successful season with the North Carolina team capturing another medal at the National Tournament. The program will look to continue building on their success and with the bulk of the team returning, they will be trying to make another run at the 2014 Nationals in Marlborough, MA.

First Half in the books

This past weekend the Selects wrapped up the first half of the '12-'13 season. With 23 games played Tri-City has amassed a 17-4-2 record, the four losses have come against the Liberty University ACHA D1 and men's teams. The ladies remain undefeated against other USA Hockey women's teams and have claimed first at the Summer Sizzler, Cleveland Classic and Florida Festival tournaments.

The team has received strong goaltending and the newcomers have provided an added boost to the offensive. The Selects are averaging 5.4 goals a game while holding their opponents to 1.6. Leading the offensive charge are Kristy Knight (20g, 20a), Shelby Saltys (15g,13a) and Miranda Browning (13g,11a). Kelsey Neumann and Amanda Stephenson have combined for a 1.00 goals against average and Kelsey has posted 2 shut outs.

Entering the second half the team will be gearing up for the Southeastern district tournament which will once again have a highly competitive field.

The ladies have several weeks off before returning to the ice in late January when they host Chesapeake Bay Lightning 'C' team at RCI.

Video Highlights

Highlights from the Tri-City Selects versus Liberty University Flames have been posted on YouTube courtesy of LU Club Sports. Game #2

2012-2013 Tryouts Announced

Tri-City Selects (formerly Team CAHA) will be hosting open tryouts Saturday July 14th at the Raleigh Iceplex. There will be two tryout sessions 12-1:30pm and 4:30-5:30pm. The cost to tryout for this year's squad will be $45 and players can register online using the tryout registration form.

Team CAHA finishes 2nd at 2012 Nationals

The ladies returned to the Carolinas after an amazing run at this yearís National tournament and in the process made history by first advancing to the National tournament and then medaling. The program continues to experience tremendous growth which has been highlighted by many on-ice success. Moving forward the program will look to continue its success but also will continue to strive to grow and develop girlsí/womenís hockey in the Carolinas. Click Here for a full write up about Team CAHA and the 2012 National Tournament.

Team CAHA Wins Southeastern District Tournament

In dramatic fashion Team CAHA won the 2012 Southeastern District tournament and punched their ticket to this year's National tournament in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Jessica Harrington scored with a little over six minutes remaining in the second overtime; sending the players onto the ice in celebration. Team CAHA went 3-0 in pool play and entered the championship game as the top seed for a second straight year, however this year Team CAHA claimed the gold medal and in doing so became the first North Carolina based team to win the Women's C division. Jessica was the tournaments top scorer with 7 points (5g, 3a) in 4 games followed by Kristy Knight (3g,3a).

August Wrap Up

The ladies passed the early season tests and went 4-0 on their way to winning the Hockey Fights MS Tournament in Bethlehem, PA. The team had balance scoring and received solid goaltending both were instrumental in winning the tournament which featured several quality teams. Once back in North Carolina, the team set their focus on the training camp which was held in Wilmington and was meant to bring the team together and help them prepare for the upcoming season. The training camp featured 3 spirited practices before the team wrapped up the weekend with a scrimmage. Next up is the Hillsborough Weekend Series (September 17th & 18th). The ladies will square off against three different menís teams and will be looking to continue their current winning streak.

2011-2012 Tryouts Announced

We will be hosting tryouts for the 2011-2012 team, June 4th at the Rec Zone in Raleigh, NC. Cost to try out will be $45 which will include two tryout sessions (11:30-1:15pm and 8:15-9:30pm). To register for tryouts please complete the online registration form. For additional information about the tryout process or Team CAHA please contact Kevin Thomas at kjthoma2@gmail.com.

Team CAHA claims Silver Medal at Southeastern Districts

The ladies traveled to Alpharetta, GA for the 2011 Southeastern district tournament and were one win away from punching their ticket to the National tournament. After going 3-0 in round robin play, the ladies had a rematch against defending champions Chesapeake Bay Lightning. In the final, the Lightning skated to a 2-1 victory over Team CAHA in a hard fought battle. The ladies finished with a final record of 21-8-3 and the 2010-2011 squad set records in every statistical category in the teamís brief two year existence. They will look to build off this success as they take the ice next fall in hopes of securing a bid to the 2012 National Tournament in Massachusetts.