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The Coast Guard Hockey Organization is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) organization established to consolidate Coast Guard hockey involvement under one umbrella, bringing the population even closer together.  Coast Guard Hockey is NOT officially affiliated with the US Coast Guard, DOD, DHS, Any MWR Program or the Armed Forces Sports Council. Support for Coast Guard Hockey comes solely from fundraising and donations.
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FAQ

Answers to All Your Inquiries

Who can participate?

The majority of our events are open to the following members of the Coast Guard Family:

  • CG Active Duty, Reserve, Retired

  • CG Prior Service (Honorable/General Discharge)

  • CG Auxiliary (current)

  • CG Civilian

  • CG Contractor (under current CG contract)

  • Non-USCG Public Service Members (case-by-case basis)

  • CG Dependents/Immediate Family (17+, case-by-case basis)

  • Non-Affiliated Civilians (case-by-case basis)

What level are the events and how are the teams made?

CGHO sponsored events and exhibition games are open level. For most tournaments, we attempt to field an upper and lower team. Having accurate player information for participants is vital. If you have not done so, please complete your CGHO registration prior to registering for any events. If you see an event you'd like to participate in, and have questions, feel free to reach out to us. We try to keep it to a maximum of 15 skaters and 1 goalie for larger tournaments. For smaller events, we will cap at 13 skaters and 1 goalie.

Will I get TDY orders?

All events are "unofficial" military events and all costs, unless subsidized by CGHO, are the responsibility of the participant. Administrative absence and permissive travel orders for these events may be authorized for military members, subject to command approval per (a) Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8 (b) Personnel and Pay Procedures Manual, PPCINST M1000.2B. Download an adminstrative Absence Memo.

How much does it cost? 

There are standard rates for all of our Public Serice Tournaments. E5 and below is $75, with all others $100. We'd love to subsidize all costs but have found that people tend to "no-show" more often if there isn't a monetary commitment. We do try to subsidize lodging expenses fortravel events with a $50/night rate. One day events, and our Admiral and Commandant Cup events are the only times we deviate from our standard rates.

Do you only have ice hockey events?

No. We also have our annual Coast Guard Admiral's Cup Ball Hockey Tournament each year. No skating or hockey skills are required. We are looking to add more off-ice events so stay tuned.

Do I need to purchase jerseys?

No. Supply full uniforms for all events except the Admiral and Commandant's Cups. Just PLEASE return them. You are more than welcome to pick up a personalized jersey in our webstore for wear at events.

Can I volunteer with CGHO?

We are always looking for help across multiple facets. From graphic design to running events, reach out to us if you'd like to get involved.