Southern Tier Hockey Association: Welcome

Last Updated:  30 July 2015 @ 9:31 AM


The Southern Tier Hockey Association is a Youth Hockey Organization located in the Southern Tier of New York State.  We offer both House and Competitive Tier II Travel Programs ranging from Mini-Mites through Midgets, ages 4 to 18. 

STHA Address:  P.O. Box 2765, Binghamton, NY 13902


Wednesday, July 1



Player age groups and fees have been posted.  Financial assistance is available to qualified applicants via the Between the Pipes fund, which is open to ALL STHA players.


All general registration questions should be directed to the Registrar, Kirk Avery.


Registration is a 2-Phase Process.

   1) USA Hockey Registration

   2) STHA Registration

To register for USA Hockey and STHA click here and follow both steps.


For registration instructions click here.


Payments can be made Online using a Credit/Debit Card

(VISA, MasterCard, Discover) or with a Electronic Check Payment,

or by mailing a Personal Check or Money Order to

STHA, PO Box 2765, Binghamton, NY 13902.


Please ensure all base house payments are made

by August 31st, 2015 (No invoices will be provided).


Friday, July 17
Coaches Letter of Intent

Coaches Letter of Intent


The STHA is now accepting Letters of Intent and Applications for House and Select Coaching positions for the 2015-2016 season.   


All applicants must have their Letter of Intent and Coaches Application submitted to the House VP's for House and Select coaching positions by August 31, 2015.  


For the cross-ice divisions (Mini & Dyno Mites), all Letters of Intent and Applications need to be emailed to Piero Lisio, ADM Coordinator. 


For the upper divisions (Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam, 16U, and 18U), all Letters of Intent and Applications need to be emailed to Tony Pittarelli, VP of House Operations, Upper House. 


Please be sure that Jeff Espe, ACE Coodinator, is also copied on all submissions. 


The Coaches Application form can be located on the STHA website for individuals that are interested.


  For the Application click here.

Thursday, July 30


Sunday drills sessions will be held on Sunday mornings at the Ice House Sports Complex (the former Chenango Ice Rink).  Mini/Dyno Mites and Squirts will run from 8AM-9:30AM, and all others (Pee Wee and up) will run from 9:30AM-11AM.  The cost is $10 per child per session, payable to Randy Hamilton (cash) prior to getting on the ice. Any coaches interested in helping out please contact Randy Hamilton. Kids of coaches who assist get to skate for free in that session. 

The Ice House Sports Complex will have breakfast items available for  purchase in the upstairs restaurant during these sessions.

Drill Dates (all Sundays) are shown below.

2 August
9 August
16 August
23 August
30 August
6 September
13 September

Friday, July 17

Bill Pfeiffer Memorial

"Between the Pipes" Fund


The STHA is currently accepting applications for the 2015/2016 "Between the Pipes" Fund awards.  All applications must be received by September 9th, 2015 to be considered for the award.  Award recipients will be notified no later than one (1) week after the submission deadline.


The Between the Pipes Fund was established in 2007 to benefit members of the greater Binghamton area youth ice hockey community and to memorialize Bill Pfeiffer as a long-term supporter of youth hockey.


The STHA grows this fund with the STHA Ice Breaker Fundraiser and other events. The fund will provide the base fees associated with each age group, based on USA Hockey age classifications.  The fund will benefit the following levels, regardless of position played and the program of participation (house or travel): Mini-mite, Dyno-mite, Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam, and Midget.  If awarded, the fund will make the base fee payment directly to the STHA to offset the recipient's base fees.

  For the Application and further information click here.

Tuesday, July 7
2015 Southern Tier Goalie School

Southern Tier Goalie School


** PLEASE NOTE:  The dates for the Goalie Camp have changed to August 17th-20th (was August 11th-14th) **



We are proud to announce the return of Matt Meacham, Video Coach of the Chicago Black Hawks!!  Matt has worked several years with the Binghamton Senators and Rick Wamsley (Goalie Coach) of the Ottawa Senators.   The special guest shooter is Jerry DiAmigo from the Buffalo Sabres.  Our camp runs August 17-20 @ Chenango Ice Rink. We will have daily video sessions for each group. Daily on ice instruction of atleast 90 mins per day. We will have Off-ice workouts and Core Training for 90 mins per day. Lunch & Beverages will be provided along with morning snacks. Jerseys will be provided by Vaughn Custom Sports. Prizes will be Awarded for different age groups for Hardest workers & Most Improved.  Cost of the camp is $500 for the week. Any questions feel free to contact Tom Severance @ 607-222-1866. The registration form can be found at this Link. 


Monday, July 13

Please note that the August 1st deadline is coming up. Registration form will
hold the spot and payment will guarantee it.
Summer 2015 Goaltender Clinic: August 29-30, 2015 (Lynah Rink)
Ages: Boys and girls
· Group 1: Mites and Squirts (2008-2005)
· Group 2: PeeWee, Bantam, and Midget (2004-1997)

Dates (can select one or both):
Saturday, August 29, 2015
· Group 1: 9:00-10:00am (max 15)
· Group 2: 10:30am-12:00pm (max 20)

Sunday, August 30, 2015
· Group 1: 9:00-10:00am (max 15)
· Group 2: 10:30am-12:00pm (max 20)
Cost: $45 per session or $85 for both sessions
Location: Lynah Rink, Cornell University
Coaches and Counselors:
Cornell Women’s and Men’s Ice Hockey Edith Racine, Assistant Coach, Cornell Women’s Ice Hockey
Registration and payment deadline is August 1, 2015.
Checks should be made payable to “IYHA” and mailed to attn:
Erin Oates, 2301B MVR Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.
For questions, please contact Erin Oates at
Required documents before goaltender steps onto the ice:
Registration form (attached)
Payment (checks payable to “IYHA”)
2014-15 USA Hockey number (or printed confirmation page)
Signed USA Hockey Consent to Treat form


Monday, June 22



The STHA will be running a Summer Skills Clinic for 30 players who are currently in or moving up to the Squirt and Peewee division, as well as first-year Bantams, starting on July 23rd.


The Skills clinic will be a five session clinic for an hour and a half. The clinic will include high intensity and high energy player skill development, speed skating, passing drills, puck handling, introduction to body contact and have a goalie clinic too( if enough goalie's show interest). There will be a pizza party the last night for all players.


The total cost is $100.00 dollars per player, which must be paid prior to taking the ice by cash or check. If you are planning on attending clinic please make out checks to the STHA for $100 and mail them to Patrick Basile at 319 Cyprus Lane, Endicott, NY 13760. Please include parent name, child name, phone number and email address with your check.


This is a follow up clinic to our Spring Clinic. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at Thanks, Patrick


The clinic will be at CIR on these dates and times:


7/23 - 6:15-7:45PM


7/30- 6:15-7:45PM


8/5 - 6:15-7:45PM


8/12- 5:00-6:30PM


8/19- 5:00-6:30PM


Thursday, July 30
STHA Board Meeting


The next Regular Meeting of the STHA Board of Directors will be held on Monday, August 17th at 7:00pm at TBD in Binghamton, NY.     


Please attend and support youth hockey in the Southern Tier. 

Wednesday, January 28
SIHA Summer 2015 Clinic


 The Sport International Hockey Academy will be returning to The Chenango Ice Rink, July 20 – 24 & August 24 - 28/2015 for two exciting 40 hour summer hockey camps (ages 6 – 17 yrs. (all players grouped by age and ability)).  SIHA is entering their 26th year of hockey instruction, conducting summer camps in 33 locations. 



“The Sport International Philosophy is "Total Hockey", with the accent on skill repetition and highly energized, originally designed drills. Sport International is a fast paced program, perfect for any level of hockey player. Our highly qualified, "charismatic" college/professional staff, will ensure that every student, enjoys a positive learning experience. Each player will, receive a daily individualized video analysis in a different drill each day (players and goalies). The SIHA "40 Hour Instructional Program", is widely respected, and clearly one of the leading camps in North America. Please click on the following link to view our 2015 Press Release; We’ll see you in July & August”



For additional information about the SIHA 2015 Instructional Tour, please visit the SIHA Website or call 1-800-724-6658.

You can also email local representative and Regional Director Eric Kretzmer with any questions.

Monday, June 29


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Monday, July 22





Any member wishing to purchase customized warm up suits, sweatshirts, shirts or other items that contain the Binghamton Senator Branding shall obtain approval from the STHA Equipment Director prior to placing any orders to ensure appropriate license requirements are met.  Binghamton Senators merchandise, including Binghamton Jr. Senators merchandise, is only available through authorized dealers.  The STHA Equipment Director shall seek approval of the Binghamton Senators if their branding is being requested.


For more information, please contact Piero Lisio.


Tuesday, October 23


Interested in purchasing Jr. Senators apparel?  


The Binghamton Senators have recently added new Jr. Sens items to their on-line store, some of which can be customized with your favorate players name and number.  Click here to view a list of current items available for purchase.



Sunday, May 3

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