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KAIHA 2018/2019 Season Welcome and Registration

Dear Louisville Ice Cardinal (LIC) Parents,

Welcome to the 2018/2019 hockey season! KAIHA & Louisville Ice Cardinals are starting their 5th season as a hockey association within Louisville. Our teams have experienced success on the ice with league and tournament championships. Plus, many off ice success stories, such as new friendships and volunteering as a group and giving back to our community.  Our overall numbers continue to grow each year, especially our youngest age groups. KAIHA is also excited to have secured its third straight Roger Sharrer award through USA Mid Am hockey. Funds from this award will go towards growing hockey in Louisville. The future looks bright for the red, white and black! 

Also, If you remember KAIHA formed a partnership in 2017 with Nashville Predators to establish Lil Preds in the Louisville market. Wow was our first year with this partnership a huge success by selling out each of it’s programs! You can find more info at  

KAIHA continues to maintained Kentucky Amateur Ice Hockey Association (KAIHA) as a true 501C3 with the Louisville Ice Cardinals Hockey Club playing underneath the guidance, bylaws, rules & regulations of KAIHA. Please take the time to review our bylaws, rules & regs @ This five-year-old association allows us to be a better-organized group to grow ice hockey, in a safe environment in and around the greater Louisville area.

Within our association, we have some financial responsibilities that must be paid for by our membership. Things like our website,, sports engine app, association insurance, USA Hockey required coaching certifications, coaches/managers background screens, 501C3 tax filings, practice equipment and other related board/association expenses.

If your child plays hockey under one of the following KAIHA/LIC association teams:

House, 8U, Travel 8U, Travel 10U, Travel 12U, multiple Travel 14U teams, Travel 16U, Travel 18U and/or Louisville Metro High school we are requiring a nominal fee of $25/per player that will be required to be paid during the new online registration found @ and on the home page of the website.

As part of the KAIHA online registration process, you will be required to pre-register your player with USA Hockey for the 2017/2018 season before completing your KAIHA registration. The following link will take you to USA Hockey’s 2018/2019 registration page. Save your new 2018/2019 USA Hockey confirmation number as you will be asked for this during the KAIHA registration process. Secondly, you will be asked to sign up for a Sports Engine (manager of our website) account prior to getting into our registration form. This will allow for ease of use in future registrations and allow for dynamic communication between you and your team via the app and website. Finally, during the KAIHA registration process, we will be asking for basic medical information such as health insurance, preferred doctor and such for your player. We hope to never need this information but want to be prepared for both you and your child in any event.

In conclusion, we will also be gathering basic personal information regarding you and your child during your KAIHA registration; this information will only be used for better internal communication between the KAIHA board and its association members.

All TRAVEL teams must have ALL rostered players registered with KAIHA by no later than midnight on Sunday, August 26th for roster submission to USA Hockey!

Have a great 2018/2019 hockey season!

KAIHA Board of Directors

Questions or comments should be directed to:


Learn to Play with Nashville Predators Little Preds


Learning to play hockey is more than just learning a game. More than skating, passing and stick-handling, hockey is about responsibility, respect and teamwork. As children learn the skills needed to succeed on the ice, they also build and solidify important character traits needed to succeed off the ice. With that in mind, the Learn to Play initiative was developed jointly by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players Association to offer more families a chance to experience everything that makes youth hockey so rewarding.

Developed with the help of experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada, the Learn to Play initiative aims to be the gold standard for youth hockey programs with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community. Learn to Play changes the way youth hockey is offered by providing first time participants, between 5-9 years of age, free head-to-toe equipment, age appropriate instruction and certified coaching, led by NHL Alumni, in a fun and safe atmosphere.

Free head-to-toe equipment for registered participants
Each participant will receive the following new equipment to call their own, customized by your local NHL team:

  • Ice Hockey Helmet with a cage
  • Shoulder pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Hockey gloves
  • Hockey pants
  • Shin guards
  • Skates
  • Jersey
  • Socks
  • Stick
  • Equipment bag


In addition to the equipment provided, we recommend that you purchase a mouth guard and athletic supporter.

Upon completion of the Learn to Play program, participants will be able to keep the equipment.

6-8 Weeks of On-Ice Instructions
In addition to the free head-to-toe equipment, participants in the Learn to Play program will also receive 6-8 weeks of age-appropriate instruction in a safe and fun environment. Learn to Play on-ice instruction plans have been developed in collaboration with experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada and taught by certified instructors and led by NHL Alumni.

The program provides FREE head-to-toe equipment for your child to keep as they continue exploring youth hockey. However, there is a participation fee associated with the program which offsets ice and coaching expenses. The participation fee may vary by facility and market.



1701 UPS Drive
Louisville, KY 40223
Program Starts October 8, 2017 4:00pm


Please Click On Link Below For More Information Or To Register For The Program!


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