Southern Tier Hockey Association: Welcome

Last Updated:  27 August 2016 @ 08:44 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


Monday, August 1



Player age groups and fees have been posted.  


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.


A late fee of $25 shall be assessed for any registrations accepted after August 31st.  


Please ensure all base house payments are made

by August 31st, 2016 (No invoices will be provided).


Friday, August 19
Goaltending Coaching Clinic


There will be an exclusive Goaltender Coaching Clinic" at Northtown Center in Amherst on Sunday Sept. 11th starting at 8:00am through 4:00pm.
This clinic may be used as a Level 2, a Level 3, or a Level 3 Recertification.
This cannot replace a Level 1 clinic.
The clinic is now on the the USA Hockey coaches clinic registration page and is listed as a CEP Skills Workshop.
Registration fee for the clinic is $50.00.
There will be classroom and an on-ice sessions. Dave Starman will be the lead instructor. He will be joined by a number of highly qualified goaltending coaches, including Mike MacMillan, USA Hockey National Coach in Chief.
This will be a great opportunity for all coaches who are working with their goaltenders, or anyone wanting to learn more about coaching the position.
Some of the many topics that will be covered are:
Proper stance
Glove position
Stick position
Fundamental skill developmental drills
Age appropriate save techniques
Off ice preparation
Mental preparation
On ice drills and teaching points
How to get the most out of your goalies and Much More!
You do not need to have played Goalie to benefit from this clinic. The program will be geared toward helping any interested coaches improve their ability to develop their goaltenders.
NY Amherst, NY Skills Workshop Sept.11, 2016 - NY-Amherst Northtown Center-1615 Amherst Manor Drive-Williamsville
This will be the ONLY Goalie Coach clinic this season in NY, and one of the only such clinics in the US.


Thursday, August 4
Players Needed for the 18U NTB Team


Attention all 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 birth year players. The 18U Non-Tournament Bound is in need of additional skaters.
Please share this message with anyone you know that might be interested.
Interested players can either contact Coach Ed McGrady ( or Travel Director Piero Lisio ( for more information.


Tuesday, June 28
Coaches Letter of Intent




The STHA is now accepting Letters of Intent and Applications for House and Select Coaching positions for the 2016-2017 season.   


All Coaches shall be USA Hockey certified to coach at the proper level and screened, per USA Hockey Official Rules of Ice Hockey and the New York State Amateur Hockey Association (NYSAHA) Official Guide. All candidates interested in becoming head coach of a house team shall submit, in writing, a coaching application. A separate coaching application shall be submitted for each age level the applicant is interested in coaching. The letter shall state the age level the applicant is interested in coaching, the current coaches level that is held with the expiration date, and past coaching experience(s). Additional information can be submitted as desired by the applicant.  


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, 2016.  


For the cross-ice divisions (8U), all Letters of Intent and Applications need to be emailed to Joe Roberto, ADM Coordinator. 


For the upper divisions (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U), all Letters of Intent and Applications need to be emailed to Patrick Basile, VP of House Operations, Upper House. 


Please be sure that Roy Wagner, ACE Coordinator, is also copied on all submissions. 


The Coaches Application is located on the STHA website and can be accessed here.

Sunday, July 31

Bill Pfeiffer Memorial

"Between the Pipes" Fund


The STHA is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 "Between the Pipes" Fund awards.  All applications must be received by September 5th, 2016 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): 6U/8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U.  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.

Wednesday, August 10
NA3HL Binghamton Jr. Senators 2016-17 Home Schedule



The Binghamton Jr. Senators of the (Tier III) NA3HL have released their home schedule for the 2016-2017 season.  All home games will be played at the Ice House Sports Complex, 614 River Road, Binghamton, NY. 
Tickets are $5, with kids 10 years and under admitted free.  It's very exciting to have junior hockey back in Binghamton, so we hope everyone will help support the team, and watch some fantastic hockey!
The team is also looking for EMTs for each home game, and they will pay for the service.  If you are an EMT and are interested, please contact Kim Welsh


Thursday, August 4
Decision on Third 12U Travel team



  After much debate and consideration, the STHA Board of Directors has voted down the possible addition of a third 12U travel team for the 2016-2017 season (3 for, 7 against).

We appreciate everyone who came out to the Board Meetings and sent emails over the past couple of months to provide us their input and opinions. All of that input was seriously considered by each of the Board members while making our decision.
This was an extremely tough call, because while we know there are more players who desire to travel for games, we unfortunately do not project an adequate number of players at the 12U level this season to field three travel teams and maintain a healthy and viable House division. Our hope is that those players who want more of a “travel” type experience will stay with the STHA and tryout for the 12U House Select team, which would be projected to play a “travel”-type schedule in the Snowbelt league.
We understand that some of our membership will be disappointed in this decision, but we feel this is the correct call for the upcoming season.
Thank you for your patience. Please contact the VP of Travel, Piero Lisio, with any questions.

Wednesday, August 10
SUNY Cortland Hockey Prep Camp



The SUNY Cortland Men's Hockey Team will be hosting a Youth Prep Camp from August 28-September 1, 2016 at the JM McDonald Sports Complex in Cortland, NY.
Details and registration information can be found in this flyer

Friday, August 5



  The annual STHA Hockey Swap Sale will be held rain or shine, at The Hockey Shop (1146 Front St., Binghamton, NY 13905) on Saturday, September 10, 2016 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 9th, 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 10th.

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Behonick



Wednesday, July 6
NA3HL Jr. Senators Seeking Billet Families



The Binghamton Jr. Senators of the NA3HL are currently seeking billet families to host their players for the 2016-2017 season. 

 Additional details on the billet program can be found by clicking here.

 If you are interested in becoming a billet family, or if you have any questions. please contact Kim Welsh,  Billet Coordinator, Binghamton Jr Senators, at 570-965-0958 (H) , 570-351-3618 (C), or

Monday, July 18
Officiating Program





Tuesday, July 26
STHA Board Meeting




The next Regular Meeting of the STHA Board of Directors will be held on Monday August 29th, at 7:00pm at the The Relief Pitcher in Binghamton, NY.     


Please attend and support youth hockey in the Southern Tier.


Sunday, July 17


Sunday drills sessions will be held on Sunday mornings at the Ice House Sports Complex. 

8U and 10U will run from 8AM-9:30AM, and all others (12U and above) will run from 9:30AM-11AM. 

The cost is $10 per child per session, payable to Mike Rogers (cash) prior to getting on the ice. Any coaches interested in helping out please contact Patrick Basile. Kids of coaches who assist get to skate for free in that session. 

Please note that there will be goaltending instruction at these sessions. 

  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.

July 17  (This session is cancelled due to ice issues)
July 24
July 31
August 7
August 14
August 28
September 11

Monday, June 27
SIHA Summer 2016 Clinic


The Sport International Hockey Academy is excited to be bringing our 27th year of hockey instruction to: The Ice House Sports Complex (August 22 - 26) - "40 Hour Program".


We currently have 5 Skater slots & 1 Goalie space still available for our August 22 - 26 Camp. As a side note we did fill most of our camp locations last year and we do limit registrations, to ensure that we offer quality hockey instruction, to all of our students.


To quickly register online and to avoid disappointment, please click on the following link;


OUR 40 HOUR SIHA PROGRAM (8:15 AM - 4:15 PM)


Player On-Ice Program: We offer each student 3 hours of daily Power Skating & Puckhandling training including Power Skating (Forward Stride, Tight Turns, Backwards Skating and Stops & Starts). Puckhandling (Passing, Shooting, 1 on 1's, 2 on 2's, 2 on 1's & Intro to Checking.


Goalie On-Ice Program: We offer each Goalie, daily 1 on 1 Goalie Instruction including the following skill emphasis drills; Stance & Angles, The Pad Save, The Glove Save & The Break-Away Save. All goalies will enjoy concentrated instruction from our Goalie Instructor on a daily basis.


Video Analysis: All students (players & goalies) will be filmed each day in a different on-ice drill (players & goalies) and will then sit down daily with our Head Instructor to have their skills thoroughly analyzed through the use of our telestrator, instructor audio, split screen comparisons and Pro-Video Comparisons. You may purchase your Personalized Take-Home DVD Analysis (MP4 Computer Transferable Files) for $15.00. "Clearly Our Best Guarantee For A Quality Hockey Education".


Russian Training: Each student will have the opportunity to participate in a series of daily off-ice conditioning exercises to further develop their hockey muscles including; Arm exercises, Leg exercises, Agility Stickhandling exercises, Obstacle Course Challenge (for prizes) & our "Iron Man Contest".


Off-Ice Shooting: All students will participate in our daily off-ice shooting program, shooting approximately 75 pucks per day with a different shot each day (Wrist Shot, Backhand Shot, Snap Shot & Slap Shot). Our expert staff will also film each player with their shooting technique and professionally analyze their shot through the use of our I-Pad (telestration and slow motion analysis).


Recreation: Our program also offers a cool down segment where our staff and students have fun each day with a different recreational activity each day (Road Hockey, Whiffle Ball, Kick Ball, International Hand Ball & Soccer).


Daily Lectures: We offer a daily hockey lecture for all students including the following; Sportsmanship & Self Discipline, Game-Tape Analysis (Scrimmage Break-Down), Rules Lecture, NHL Behind The Scenes & Pre-Game Preparation. You may purchase your Game Tape Analysis Group Scrimmage DVD (MP4 Computer Transferable Files) for $15.00.


Lunch Program: We do offer the choice of ordering a lunch package (Pizza, Sub, BBQ burger or hot dog, BBQ Chicken Patties) - all lunches are served with Gatorade, chips, desert and fruit. Our Youth Meal is $37.00 and our Big Kid Meal is $48.00. Some cities may incur a $10.00 catering surcharge (please see our website or brochure).



2016 SIHA Brochure (PDF):

2016 SIHA Online Registration:

SIHA Regional Director: Eric Kretzmer


We look forward to having you participate in our 2016 Sport International Hockey Academy and our 27th instructional summer. For a hockey camp experience that will be sure to offer the perfect combination of both fun and hard work, please consider SIHA, this summer!


If you should have any questions, please contact our SIHA head office at 1-800-724-6658.


We look forward to a great summer, we'll see you soon!

Tuesday, February 2
Fastrac 2016 Summer Hockey Schools










July 18-22, 2016

August 29 – September 2, 2016

Open to all age groups and skill levels, players will be grouped according to their ability.

Hockey schools will include on-ice training at Ice House Sports Complex, off-ice training at FasTrac Hockey Training Center, videos (analysis and training) and outdoor hockey activities (weather permitting).

OFF-ICE at FasTrac includes:

- State of the art skating treadmill

- Hockey specific plyometrics and strength training (“dryland”)

- Skating stride and Russian Box for explosiveness

- Skills training (shooting, passing, shot accuracy) using synthetic ice

Head Instructors: Rich Laganiere and Pierre Laganiere (former Broome Duster and coach of STHA and Junior teams for over 25 years)

Special instruction for goalies with goalie coach

First come-first serve, limited spots available (Each day is ~8 hours, drop-off at ~8am)

*Registration requires $100 deposit;  Full payment required by 4/1 for discounts to apply.

$350 for each week (lunch each day is included in cost)

15% discount for players who register* for both schools by Feb 15 - $595

10% discount for players who register* for one (1) school by Feb 15 - $315

15% discount for siblings who register* by Feb 15 - 2 siblings - $595, 3 siblings - $890, 4 siblings - $1,190


Please see the flyer for more info.


Registration form


Saturday, May 21
Goalie Training


Jared Levine played youth hockey as goalie for the STHA and continued his career in the junior ranks in Florida and Syracuse. He will be attending and playing for Becker College (D3) this fall. Jared will be running on ice and off ice goalie development sessions this summer. He has experience as an instructor in Canada and is currently mentoring several youth goalies now. This a great opportunity for goalies to prepare for the upcoming season. If you are interested, please contact Jared at 759-7080 for fees and availability.

Wednesday, February 24
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 this Spring/Summer from May 16th until August 18th, and this Winter from December through February.


Please contact BU Head Strength Coach Bryan McGovern at 607-777-6652, or or log onto for more information. 

Tuesday, August 9
STHA Equipment Rental



New to the STHA? In need of equipment?
The STHA has a rental program that you can take advantage of. Email Equipment Director, Chris Behonick for more information.
The rental equipment form can be found under the Handouts/Forms section of the website, or by clicking 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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