Southern Tier Hockey Association: Welcome

Last Updated:  19 August @ 7:34PM


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, August 1

2014-2015 18U Non-State Bound TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS

The STHA will be hosting player tryouts for the 2014-2015 for a 18U Non-State Bound  Travel Team Division at the Chenango Ice Rink.  The fee for tryout participation will be $20 (flat fee covers one or both division tryout dates).

All registered STHA players who are members in good standing as per the By-Laws of the STHA are invited to try out for this travel team.  A player will not be permitted to attend tryouts if they, or any other immediate family member, have any outstanding obligation to the STHA, including both unpaid fees of any kind and/or unreturned jerseys or equipment of any kind.

Any player from another association who wishes to try out must have a signed NYSAHA Financial Release Form from their former association, which shall be submitted to the President of the STHA not less than three (3) days prior to the first tryout session.


USA Hockey and the STHA do not endorse the practice of under-age players playing at a level higher than their current age level.  Any play-up request shall be submitted in writing to the VP of Travel at least fourteen (14) days prior to the first scheduled tryout.  Play-up requests are required for any Midget 16U aged player desiring to try out for a Midget 18U team.  All play-up requests shall be reviewed by the STHA Board of Directors with a simple majority vote required for approval.  All play-up requests shall be notified of the outcome prior to the first tryout.

The travel team tryout schedule is as follows...
Sunday, August 17th at 11:15am to 12:15pm
Sunday, August 24th at 11:15am to 12:15pm
Each player shall attend at least one tryout session to be eligible for selection to this travel team. Any player who desires to try out for a STHA travel team, but is unable to attend any of the scheduled tryouts shall submit written notification to the VP of Travel not less than seven (7) days prior to the first tryout.
For more information, please see the STHA Travel Policy.

Tuesday, August 19



The Sep schedule was released on 8/19 @ 7:26PM.  

The Google Calendar is up-to-date


To view the schedule in PDF, Excel or Google Calendar format, please click



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 (

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.

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.

Wednesday, August 13


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 4:30pm. 


The following dates and locations are listed below:

 - 9/6 at Cicero, NY for Level 1, 2 and 3

9/6 and 9/7 at Cicero, NY for Level 4

           - 10/25 at Skaneateles, NY for Level 2 and 3

      - 11/15 at Clinton, NY for Level 1, 2 and 3

- 12/20 at Binghamton, NY for Level 1


For more details, including availability and registration for an upcoming CEP Course, please click here.


 Contact Jeffrey Espe with any questions.


Monday, August 11
House Player Evaluations 2014-2015 Season

    House Player Evaluations

2014-2015 Season

 House Player Evaluations will take place on
Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at Chenango Ice Rink (CIR)
for the following divisions:
11:15am-12:15pm – 16U Division
12:30pm-1:30pm – Dyno Division
1:45pm-2:45pm – Squirt Division
3:00pm-4:00pm – PeeWee Division
The evaluations are mandatory for all players in these divisions.
If a player does not attend their specified evaluation session, then
it will be determined what team they will be playing on per the
Vice-President of House Operations, either Lori Meyers for the
Lower Divisions and Patrick Basile for the Upper Divisions. If there are
any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Lori Meyers
at or Patrick Basile at

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


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

Wednesday, August 13
STHA Board Meeting


The Regular Meeting of the STHA Board of Directors will be held on Monday August 25th 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











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.