Southern Tier Hockey Association: Welcome

Last Updated:  01 September 2015 @ 8:58 PM


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).


Tuesday, August 4
2015 STHA Veterans Day Tournament



NOVEMBER 13-15, 2015 




The STHA and Binghamton Jr. Senators are proud to announce that we will once again be hosting our annual Veterans Day Tournament from November 13th-15th, 2015!

The following travel divisions will be offered:

- Bantam A

- Pee Wee A

- Pee Wee B

The tournament fee will be $950. Space is limited at each division, so don't delay, sign up today!

Please see the tournament flyer and application linked below for additional detailed information:

Tournament Flyer

Tournament Application

Tournament Rules

Please contact Chris Behonick, Tournament Director, with any questions.

We hope to see you in November! 


Tuesday, September 1


There will be a mandatory checking clinic held for all 16U House and Travel players and coaches on Friday September 25th, from 6:45pm-8:00pm at the SUNY Broome Ice Center.  All 16U players and coaches will be expected to attend. 
Please contact Tony Pittarelli (House VP) or Patrick Basile (Travel VP) with any questions. 

Thursday, August 27




The annual STHA Hockey Swap Sale will be held rain or shine, at The Hockey Shop on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 9:00-11:30am.

Anyone who has equipment they would like to try and sell is asked to fill out the swap form in advance and bring it with you (along with the equipment) for drop-off at the Hockey Shop on Friday, September 11th, between 5:00-8:00pm.

Any cash and/or unsold equipment can be picked up at the Hockey Shop from 11:30am-12:00pm on Saturday, September 12th.

If you have any questions, please contact Piero Lisio



Wednesday, August 19
Travel Team Warm Up Orders

Travel Team Warm Ups 



Travel team warm ups can be purchased directly from the Hockey Shop this year. They are the same style of Easton warm ups that were used last season.


If you purchase a travel team warm up suit and want it personalized with the players last name, the Hockey Shop will take that information and send it out, which takes about a week to complete.


You can purchase the jacket only ($75), the pants only ($55), or a complete set (pants and jacket, $95). If you have any questions, please contact the Hockey Shop directly.


Thursday, August 20
Raise the Rink Looking for Dick's Open Volunteers


Friends at the STHA, 
The Raise the Rink cause is an official Dick's Open Charity. That means we receive a donation each year in return for our volunteer efforts. This year we will be providing entry operations to the gate along Swartwood Avenue for Friday August 28th for both the Dick's Open and the concert to follow in the evening with Lady Antebellum.
We need volunteers from 8 am through 11 pm at night. Looking for a 3 hour shift any time between morning and night. In return you will receive an volunteer entrance pass into golf/concert and a food and drink voucher. Ideally should be at least 16 years old. We will take tickets check bags, and fun a golf cart shuttle service. May also be a good service experience for young adults for school, scouts, or church....
You can email me at this address , contact me on our Facebook Page, or call me at 222-4787 if you want to sign up. Couples and groups who want to volunteer together are welcome.
Thanks for the support.
Jim Tofte, President
The Skating Community for Opportunities in Recreation and Enrichment, LLC ( The S.C.O.R.E.)
PO BOX 7407
Endicott, NY 13760-7407
(607) 222-4787



Tuesday, August 18
STHA Board Meeting


The next Regular Meeting of the STHA Board of Directors will be held on Monday, September 28th at 7:00pm at The Relief Pitcher in Binghamton, NY.     


Please attend and support youth hockey in the Southern Tier. 

Tuesday, August 18
Adult Beginner Hockey League at SBIC



 The Broome Beginner Adult Hockey League, which plays Monday nights at the SUNY Broome Ice Center (SBIC),is expanding this year and looking for new

players. Many of players to date are STHA parents that wanted to try the sport

that their kids love, but have limited skating experience. This is not meant to be

a competitive league.


Teams will consist of ten skaters and a goalie. The ice slots on Monday are 8:30-9:30PM and 9:45-10:45PM. There will be a referee and the ice slot is run just like other men's league, however we will not keep formal scores or records.


Anyone interested in joining please contact:

Tytus Haller

Text or cell: 607 205-0365







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.

Friday, August 14

2015 USA Hockey Coaching Clinics,  Safesport Training, Online Modules Training and Screening

COACHING CLINICS are available.  USA Hockey has begun advertising 

           coaching clinics for their Coaching Education Program (CEP).  You                                         can only take one clinic per year.


All clinics are scheduled between 8:30am to 3:30pm. 

The following dates and locations are listed below:


- September 12-13 at Lake Placid, NY for Level 4

      - September 19 at Skaneateles, NY for Level 1, 2 and 3

- November 22 at Binghamton, NY for Level 1, 2, and 3

- December 12 at Clinton, NY for Level 1, 2, and 3


To register for these upcoming clinics, please click here.      


Per NYSAHA, if a coach cannot fulfill their obligation in attaining their proper CEP certification level prior to Jan, 1st, 2016, there will zero excuses accepted.  



REGISTRATION for coaches can be done with USA Hockey,

please click here to register.


ONLINE MODULES are offered to all coaches to complete all applicable age appropriate modules prior to January 1st, 2016 for every level they coach.  Please click here to register for these modules.


 Contact Jeffrey Espe with any questions. 



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.

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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