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NAIHA Board Votes to Maintain USA Hockey Membership

Date:  Source: NAIA Hockey

Discussed during the AHCA Convention in Naples and confirmed with a unanimous vote during the annual meetings in Naples, Fla. the NAIHA board of directors approved a measure requiring all NAIHA hockey programs to maintain USA Hockey membership.


In addition to the USA Hockey insurance and sanctioning, membership in USA Hockey offers significant benefits to the NAIHA teams including educational resources for coaches, access to USA Hockey certified officials with the qualifications to officiate high-level collegiate hockey games, and continued positive relationships with USA Hockey officials and member leagues.



USA Hockey Inc., founded on October 29, 1937, and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., provides the foundation for the sport of ice hockey in America; helps young people become leaders, sometimes even Olympic heroes; and connects the game at every level while promoting a lifelong love of the sport. With more than one million players, coaches, officials and volunteers that span all 50 states, USA Hockey serves as the National Governing Body for the sport in the United States and has important partnerships with the NHL, United States Olympic Committee and International Ice Hockey Federation. For more information, visit



The North American Intercollegiate Hockey Association (NAIHA), headquartered in Southfield, Mich., is the governing body of varsity, intercollegiate hockey programs at National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) institutions. The NAIHA's supports the growth and development of varsity intercollegiate hockey programs at NAIA institutions and works with athletic administrators on progress to championship status within the NAIA. The NAIHA provides governance and regulation, oversees student-athlete eligibility, unifies playing rules and game day standards, and organizes post-season championship opportunities to student-athletes.