The Chicago Gay Hockey Association (CGHA) is Chicago’s Official gay hockey organization. The CGHA is a registered 501c-3 organization.
Our mission is to provide a non-discriminatory environment within the hockey community. We encourage all people with a passion for ice hockey – novice or pro, male or female, straight or gay – to contact us and learn to skate, play on our team, volunteer for social events, come to the games, and join our organization.
Currently, the CGHA fields four teams named the Red Liners. The Downtown Red Liners play in the C3 division at Johnny’s Ice House, the North Side Red Liners play in the recreational league at the McFetridge Sports Complex and the Heartland Red Liners play at American Heartland Ice Arena in the novice league. We also have the Outdoor Red Liners who play in the Chicago Outdoor Hockey League. We also host an instructional hockey season which provides new players to get out on the ice and learn the game!
The CGHA hosts events throughout the year ranging from the Wolves Night Out to PUCK-er Up, a CGHA vs. CGHA game complete with bragging rights and a trophy. In addition to skating in the Pride parade, we visit schools to do outreach, and we participate in several volunteer events a year to benefit the Chicago area. Check out our calendar for all of our games, events and more!
If you are interested in learning more about the organization, please contact us and we will be happy to get back to you.
Official Non-Discrimination Policy:
No person shall be excluded from participation in any program with, denied membership to, or subjected to discrimination in any activity with the Chicago Gay Hockey Association on the basis of sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity, race, religion, creed, political belief, age, national origin, socio-economic status, marital or familial status, disability or any other legally protected status. The Chicago Gay Hockey Association provides an environment within the hockey community that is open to all players and fans that is free from discrimination and prejudice.