The North American PowerHockey Association (NAPHA) was originally created by members of the Canadian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association and United States Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association (U.S. EWHA) to try and create a more consistent standard in rules and tournament structures, specifically PowerHockey Cup events. The PowerHockey Cup tournament is held every two years, with the first taking place in 2004. The NAPHA is a voluntary group of league representatives that discuss any and all PowerHockey Cup rules, equipment, player/team eligibility etc.
Any sanctioned league within the U.S. and Canada can have a NAPHA Representative. A team must first participate in one PowerHockey Cup tournament to be considered a sanctioned team/league, gaining the right to appoint a team representative to NAPHA. Current U.S. members include: Minnesota (MPHL); Michigan (WCHL); North Carolina (NCEWHA); and Philadelphia (PowerPlay). Current Canadian members include: Toronto, Ontario (CEWHA); Calgary, Alberta (CPHL); London, Ontario (CEWHA); Toronto, Ontario (TPWHL); Winnipeg, Manitoba (CEWHA); and Ottawa, Ontario (OPWHL).
The PowerHockey Cup 2014 tournament marks the 6th official event of NAPHA. The U.S. EWHA and CEWHA look forward to many great NAPHA tournaments and championships. The future holds no limits for the sport of PowerHockey™.