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Global Online Hockey Association (GOHA) was established in 2005-06 inside the virtual reality game of Second Life. Second Life, owned by Linden Lab, is a world made by its residents, otherwise known as avatars. Second Life, SL, and inSL are trademarks of Linden Research, Inc. The Global Online Hockey Association is not affiliated with or sponsored by Linden Research.

How do I get started?


1. Sign up for this website

Be sure to indicate your avatar's name in the "First" and "Last" name areas once you've created a log-in and successfully logged into the site. You can do that by going to the upper right hand corner and choose "Settings". You can then edit your website profile. Be sure to include your home city or region!

Sign up here!

2. Log in to Second Life

If you don't have a Second Life account, go to their website: Create an account. You will need to create an "avatar" (character) and enter the virtual world. Once you're inside and have figured out how to get around, go to the blue "Search" tab at the bottom of your screen, search under "Groups", and type in "Global Online Hockey Association". Hit the JOIN button. It's free.

3. Contact a GOHA member

They will help you get the right equipment and get your name on a list for rookie training and draft. Farm Coaches can be paged at any Rink, look for the Rookie Coach Pager Signs in world or any GOHA Information Kiosk. If it's easier for you, just IM the GOHA group. There's always someone online, and they can help you.

4. Come by one of our rinks

Rinks are located at Chamonix City. You can find the locations by typing "GOHA" in your Second Life Search.

5. Post on the Welcome / General Info Forums

This gives us a heads-up that you are new and looking for some help. Leave any questions that you have and someone will help you! It is a requirement for all Rookies to post, its the 1st step in getting you on your way to placement on a regulation team. If you have a problem posting, wait a day or two and try again. It can take up to 24 hours for your website account to be activated.

Click here to post on the Forums!