Southern Tier Hockey Association: Welcome

Last Updated:  16 April 2015 @ 1:07 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

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Friday, November 28
STHA Board Meeting


The Regular Meeting of the STHA Board of Directors will be held on Monday April 20th at 7:00pm at the Relief Pitcher in Binghamton, NY.  


Please attend and support youth hockey in the Southern Tier. 

Saturday, May 23


he STHA will be holding tryouts for the 2015-2016 Mite thru 18U Travel Teams at the Chenango Ice Rink on April 11th and April 18th.

   All STHA registered players in good standing are invited to tryout for the Travel Team in their particular age group.  To be in good standing, the player, and any family members, must have met all previous financial obligations to the STHA including the return of travel jerseys.  The fee for tryout participation will be $20 (flat fee covers one or both days).
Saturday, April 11th
Bantam        8:00am
Mite              9:15am
18U              10:30am
Squirt          12:00pm
16U              1:30pm
PeeWee       3:00pm
Saturday, April 18th
18U              8:00am (no change)
Mite              9:15am (no change)
16U             10:30am (start time is not changed, but duration is shortened to 1 hour)
Squirt         11:45pm (new start time)
Bantam        1:15pm (new start time)
PeeWee        3:00pm (no change)   

  Each player must attend at least one try out session to be eligible for selection to a travel team.  If a player cannot attend at least one session send an email to both Roy Wagner (  or Al Gorick ( no later than April 11th.

Friday, March 27


Below is the list of head coaches for Travel Team Head Coach positions for the 2015-2016 season.  Please refer to the STHA Travel Policy for additional details on the coaches selection process and timeline of events.  

Listed alphabetically by team:

MITE A:       Vinnie Polacek

MITE B:       Dave Adams

SQUIRT A:  Mike Kelly 

SQUIRT B:  Todd Macan

PEEWEE State Bound: Patrice Robitaille 

PEEWEE Non-State Bound:  Piero Lisio 

BANTAM State Bound: Eric Miles    

BANTAM Non-State Bound: Jason F. Smith     

U16 State Bound: Pat Dufresne

U18 Non-State Bound: JR Reynolds 

U18 State Bound: Al Gorick     

Tuesday, March 3



The STHA will be running a Spring Skills Clinic for current Squirts and Peewee players starting in March.
The Skills clinic will be an eight session clinic for an hour and a half. This will include high intensity and high energy player skill development, body contact and have a goalie clinic too( if enough goalie's show interest).
Note: this clinic is now full.
 The clinic will be at CIR on these dates and times:
3/18 - 6:15-7:45PM
3/24 - 6:15-7:45PM
3/31 - 6:15-7:45PM
4/7 - 6:15-7:45PM
4/9 - 6:15-7:45PM
4/14 - 6:15-7:45PM
4/21 - 6:15-7:45PM
 4/23 - 6:15-7:45PM 

Tuesday, March 3


Drills will be held on the following Sunday mornings at Chenango Ice Rink:
March 22nd
March 29th
    Saturday April 4th
April 12th
April 19th
April 26th

Times are as follows:

8AM-9:30AM for age groups up to and including Squirt

9:30AM-11AM for age groups Peewee and above
Full gear is required.  Cost is $10 (CASH ONLY) per child per session.  Volunteer coaches are needed and are FREE.  Please contact Randy Hamilton for additional questions (

Tuesday, April 7
2015 Southern Tier Goalie School

Southern Tier Goalie School



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 11-14 @ 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. 


Tuesday, March 3



In June of 2000 the New York State Amateur Hockey Association named their scholarships after its long time President and Director Emeritus, Bob Allen. Each year at the Annual Meeting of the New York State Amateur Hockey Association four scholarships are awarded to High School or Prep School Seniors going on to college. The scholarships are awarded based on the individuals participation at school, with their community, and involvement in youth sports. The Scholarships are for $1000 each and given directly to the winners upon verification of enrollment at college.

Select this link to download the application


Tuesday, March 17
CONGRATULATIONS BANTAM B 2015 Hersheys St. Paddy's Day Tournament



Bantam B Jr Senators WINS the Hersheys St. Paddy's Day Tournament.  This capped a 38-8-5 season.  





Front Row; Josh Ryan, Eric Brom

Second Row; Joey Giammarino, Zane Miles, Zach Cerinetti, Jake Miller, Marc Marion

Third Row; Shane Culver, Danielle Edwards, Jack Stamp, Tyler Kopolow, Edward Kuklo

Back Row; Dylan Brunette, Trevor Miles, Adam Rutkowski, Alex Mentana

Coaches; Wayne Cerinetti, Todd Ryan, Chris Brom, Kevin Brunette, Eric Miles (Head Coach)  


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 Randy Hamilton.


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.

Thursday, March 5
Maximum Athletic Performance at Binghamton University

Maximum Athletic Performance at Binghamton University


Maximum Athletic Performance at Binghamton University is a program for boys and girls aged 13 to 18 geared to improve overall athletic ability. Attendees will be trained in strength training, core strength, flexibility, and agility/speed drills. Sessions run from mid May until the end of August and December through February. Please contact BU Head Strength Coach Bryan McGovern at 607-777-6652, or or log onto for more information. 


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.