Southern Tier Hockey Association: Welcome

Last Updated:  15 April @11:56PM


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

Wednesday, April 9
Congratulations 18UA Jr Sens


A special thanks to the Binghamton Jr. Senators Midget 18UA team for their generous efforts in raising $800 for the American Cancer Society and Cowick's Fight for a Cure.  Inspired by the Binghamton Senators' Corey Cowick, who pledged to donate $10 to the American Cancer Society for every successful B-Sens penalty kill on home ice during the 2013-2014 regular season, the players and their families wanted to help support this worthy cause.  It is their hope that other STHA teams may follow in their footsteps and give back to this and other worthy causes in our community.  The Midget 18U team was recognized at the Sens game on March 28th.

Saturday, March 29


The following coaches have been selected for head travel coach positions for the 2014-2015 season:  
Mite A - Vinnie Polacek
Mite B - Joe Roberto
Squirt A - Patrice Robitaille     
Squirt B - Tony Pittarelli
     PeeWee State Bound - Jason F. Smith  
PeeWee Non-State Bound - Brian Morgan
Bantam State Bound - Todd Macan 
Bantam Non-State Bound - Eric Miles
16U State Bound - Kevin Schutt
18U State Bound -  Jim Maerkl
18U Non-State Bound - To Be Decided Later This Year

Saturday, March 29
Squirt and Peewee Drills

    Tuesday SKILLS & DRILLS 

Drills will be held on the following Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30pm at Chenango Ice Rink:

April 1
April 8
April 15

 All players that will be Squirt and Peewee age this coming fall are invited.
Cost is $10 (CASH ONLY) per child per session.  Volunteer coaches are needed and must be USA Hockey Certified (bring your card).  Please contact Piero Lision for details (

Monday, March 31
STHA Board Meeting


The Regular Meeting of the STHA Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday April 23 at 7:00pm at River Run II Golf Links in Kirkwood, NY.


Please attend and support youth hockey in the Southern Tier. 

Tuesday, February 25


The STHA will be hosting player tryouts for the 2014-2015 Mite thru U18 Travel Team Divisions at the Chenango Ice Rink. The fee for tryout participation will be $20 per division (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 a travel team in their respective age division. 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 in any age division 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. Underage players shall attend their age division even if trying out for an upper division.

The travel team tryout schedule is as follows...
Monday, 21 April
Mite              5:45-7PM
Tuesday, 22 April
Squirt           5:45-7PM   
Saturday, 26 April
U16               9:45-11AM
U18               11:30AM-12:45PM
Pee Wee       3:15-4:30PM
Bantam        5-6:15PM
Sunday, 27 April
Pee Wee      8:30-9:45AM
Bantam        10:15-11:30AM
U16              12-1:15PM
U18              1:45-3PM
Monday, 28 April
Mite              5:45-7PM
Tuesday, 29 April
Squirt           5:45-7PM
Each player shall attend at least one tryout session to be eligible for selection to a 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, 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.