Southern Tier Hockey Association: Welcome

Last Updated:  23 July @11:01PM


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


USA Hockey

Tuesday, 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, 2014 (No invoices will be provided).


Friday, July 11

Bill Pfeiffer Memorial

"Between the Pipes" Fund


The STHA is currently accepting applications for the 2014/2015 "Between the Pipes" Fund awards.  All applications must be received by September 5th, 2014 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.

Thursday, July 17


Drills will be held on the following Sunday mornings at Chenango Ice Rink:

July 27
           August 3           
August 10
August 17
August 24
 August 31 
September 7 
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 (

Sunday, July 13



Volunteers are needed on Friday night and Saturday morning at the hockey swap.  Please contact Randy Hamilton if you are able to help out.  Thank You


In an effort to streamline the Drop-Off process and save time, the STHA is requesting that you fill out this form identifying your name, address, equipment to be sold and the price it is to be sold at.  There is also a place to identify that if your equipment does not sell, will the equipment be picked up or be donated to the STHA.

Date:           Saturday, 6 September, 2014

Sale Time:  9:00am-11:30am

Where:        The Hockey Shop, 1146 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY

Drop-Off:    Drop-off your used equipment for re-sale on Friday evening,

                      5 September, 2014 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Hockey Shop.

Pick-Up:     You can pick up your un-sold equipment and money from your

                   sales from 11:30am-12:00pm on Saturday.


Please contact Randy Hamilton with any questions.


Monday, June 30
18U Non-State Bound Coaches Application

    18U Non-State Bound Coaches Application

The STHA is now accepting head coach applications for the 18U Non-State Bound team, for the 2014-2015 season. All interested coaches need to submit a written application to STHA Travel Director, Roy Wagner, on or before August 23, 2014. The application is on the website and can be accessed via this link.

Monday, June 30


The STHA and Binghamton Jr. Senators will be hosting a Veterans Day Tournament from November 7th-9th for all Pee Wee A and Bantam A level travel teams.  If there is enough interest in a 16U A division, the tournament will include 16U A.  Tournament fee is $900.


Please follow the links below for detailed information: 

Tournament Flyer

Tournament Application

Tournament Rules 


Please contact the tournament director Sara Cohen with any questions.

Tuesday, June 24
Safesport Training 2014

    SafeSport Training

SafeSport Program Training is offered for coaches, officials, team managers or other members registered through USA Hockey.  This program is offered with no cost and should take 90 minutes to complete.  To register for this training program, please visit this link

Monday, June 23
Coaches Letter of Intent

Coaches Letter of Intent


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, 2014.  For the lower divisions, Mite, Dyno, and Squirt, all Letters of Intent and Applications need to be emailed to Lori Meyers at For the upper divisions, PeeWee, Bantam, 16U, and 18U, all Letters of Intent and Applications need to be emailed to Pat Basile`s attention at


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



  For the Application click here.

Friday, June 27
STHA Board Meeting


The Regular Meeting of the STHA Board of Directors will be held on Monday August 18th at 7:00pm at the Relief Pitcher Binghamton, NY.  


Please attend and support youth hockey in the Southern Tier. 

Wednesday, July 23
Pre-Season Hockey Camp at the JMM Sports Complex

    Pre-Season Hockey Camp at the JMM Sports Complex


The 10th Annual Pre-Season Hockey Camp is being offered at the JM McDonald (JMM) Sports Complex in Cortland, NY for Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam players. 

The instructor is Don Armstrong, Former Cortland-Homer Golden Eagles high school hockey coach with over 35 years of coaching experience!

The cost per player is $100, siblings are $85 and goalies are $60.

The camp starts on September 8th and ends on September 20th.  For the full schedule and more information, please click this link.
                       To register, please visit











Friday, May 23
2014 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!! Our camp runs August 12-15 @ 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, 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.



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.