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Coyotes Adult Hockey League

Experience the Difference

All CAHL Scottsdale leagues and programs are played under the auspices of USA Hockey and all events are played at the Ice Den Scottsdale. Located on Bell Road just east of the 101 Freeway, the Ice Den Scottsdale is a 150,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art ice skating and entertainment center and the official practice facility of the NHL's Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club.  The Ice Den Scottsdale is also home to a Mountainside Fitness Platinum training center, OSR Physical Therapy, Coyotes Ice Sports Prop Shop, the Chilly Bean Café, Divalicious women’s boutique and 18 Degrees, North Scottsdale's coolest neighborhood grill.

Through regular captain and committee meetings, the league strives to provide a structure that’s conducive to fair and safe play. Each year, league staff incorporates new rules and procedures that have been adopted by the league and incorporates them into the annual CAHL Player Handbook In addition, divisional parity is also a high priority for the CAHL. While the league understands the desire for teams to form based on friendships and convenience, it also has a responsibility to make the games competitive. As a result, the CAHL reserves the right to move players or whole teams into more appropriate skill levels if necessary.

Division Features

  • 24 game fall/winter season (including playoffs)
  • 16 game spring/summer season
  • Captain, goalie and multi-team fee discounts    
  • USA Hockey sanctioned games
  • 80-minute ice slots
  • Three (3) 15-minute stop-time periods    
  • Regular season 3-man shootout tiebreaker    
  • No fighting
  • Online access to schedule and statistics
  • SportsEngine team management and schedule app
  • Championship prizes and gift cards
  • Captains meetings (fall/winter season)
  • New player evaluation skates

Player and Team Placement Policy

In order to provide quality programs, the Coyotes Adult Hockey League reserves the right to place all players and teams in appropriate skill divisions. If you have any questions regarding the CAHL, please contact the Commissioner.


New team applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Fall/Winter season for the CAHL Scottsdale and Chandler.  Teams will be placed on a waitlist on a first come-first served basis and will be notified if a space opens up in the appropriate skill division.  Additional players may be added prior to the start of the season however new teams must have a minimum roster of 10 committed players plus a goalie in order to apply.  A non-refundable deposit equal to one skater+goalie will be required to secure your space if a spot becomes available, deposit may be applied to league fees/Team Fee.  Contact the Adult Hockey Department in Scottsdale or Chandler for more information.


Individuals looking to be placed on a team must contact the CAHL office or call (480) 585-7465 ext. 108. Based on your skill level and roster availability, we will attempt to place you with an appropriate team.

Roster spots are not guaranteed.  The Coyotes Adult Hockey League will do its best to find placement for all new players. Roster placement is determined by the number of open spots, player availability and skill level. Team captains with open roster spots may attend the evaluations to recruit the new players. Teams will contact the CAHL Commissioner, within two weeks of the start of the new season, to fill any new or remaining openings.

New Player Evaluations

In order to properly assign players to appropriate divisions, new player evaluation sessions are held prior to the start of each season. There is no charge to attend an evaluation session but you must reserve your space.  Evaluation dates are posted online during when registration for the upcoming season opens.


D Division
Monday, April 1, 2019
 7:00 p.m.

There is no charge to attend an evaluation session but you must reserve your space via email. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and each session will be limited to 30 skaters. Please use subject NEW PLAYER EVALUATION and specify in your email:​​​​​​​

  1. Date = which session you will be attending
  2. Position = if you are a forward, defenseman or goalie
  3. Division = which division you prefer to be placed

Chris Ruhly

CAHL Commissioner

Free Agents

Free Agents cannot register for the season until placement on a team is confirmed. Prices may vary per team based on Team Fee or Individual Team selection option. Please be advised, roster space is limited and placement is not guaranteed.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be given to a registrant who leaves because of their own desire, fails to attend or is suspended from League participation for any reason. The ONLY exception to the policy is a medical condition preventing a player's ability to play accompanied by a signed physician's note listing the dates of restriction.

Chris Ruhly

CAHL Commissioner