Southern Tier Hockey Association: Welcome

Last Updated:  23 May 2016 @ 04:03 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


Wednesday, May 25
Bob Allen Scholarship Recipients



Each year at the NYSAHA Annual Meeting four scholarships are awarded to High School Seniors going on to college. The scholarships are awarded based on the individuals participation at school, within their community, and involvement in youth sports.
The Scholarships are for $1000 each and given to the winners upon verification of enrollment at college. The scholarship is named after the NYSAHA long time President and Director Emeritus, Bob Allen.
This year the STHA was blessed to have two of our long time members selected to receive the Bob Allen Scholarship.
Please join us in congratulating Nick Barney and Elena Shelepak, 2016 recipients of the Bob Allen Scholarship. Great job, Nick and Elena!

Wednesday, May 25
Mite C Head Coach




Corey Young has been named as the Head Coach of the Mite C Travel Team for the 2016-2017 season.  Please refer to the STHA Travel Policy for additional details on the coaches selection process and timeline of events.  

Monday, May 23
Update on Potential Pee Wee "C" Travel Team



  Thank you to everyone who has expressed an interest in the STHA forming a third (“C”) travel team at the Pee Wee level. The Board is currently weighing options on how to proceed with this proposal.

The Board is currently in the process of laying out the 2016-2017 ice schedule. We need to assess whether enough weeknight ice exists to field another travel team, as well as alternative options including potential late-afternoon and weekend ice time for this team. We must also carefully weigh how this option would impact our house program.

The May STHA meeting is the annual meeting where new officers are elected and the upcoming season's budget is discussed. There is no open floor discussion or Executive session at this meeting.

The potential Pee Wee "C" team option will be formally discussed at the June board meeting. We would invite anyone interested in giving their thoughts to attend the June meeting. The date of the June meeting will be determined at the Annual Meeting in May and posted to the STHA website and Facebook page.

We also wanted to make everyone aware that in the event a Pee Wee "C" is approved, there will be a separate tryout held for the team. The tryout would be expected to take place sometime during last two weekends in August.

Thank you for your patience. Please feel free to contact the Board if you have any additional questions.  

Wednesday, May 11


The STHA has received Letters of Intent for open seats on the Board of Directors from the following members (in alphabetical order):  

Patrick Basile
James Brady
Bill King
Frank Perney
Joe Roberto
Jennifer Ruland
TJ Serkiz

There will be (4) 3-year positions available.  

Voting by the STHA Membership will take place at the Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 at The Relief Pitcher, Binghamton, NY.  Prior to voting, each candidate will have the opportunity to address the current Board and the Membership in attendance to introduce themselves, and to talk about their interest in running &  how they could benefit the STHA as a Board member. 

Monday, April 18
Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors




The Annual Meeting of the STHA Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday May 31st, at 7:00pm at the The Relief Pitcher in Binghamton, NY.     



Please attend and support youth hockey in the Southern Tier.


Tuesday, May 10



The 2016-2017 Travel Team Rosters have been posted on the Travel Information page. 


The Mite C roster was posted May 10th, and is now available on the Travel Information page.  The process for coach selection is continuing, and the head coach will be announced once a decision has been made.  


The 18U NSB roster was posted on May 4th, and is now available on the Travel Information page.    The 18U NSB team is still looking for a few additional skaters.  Anyone interested should contact Head Coach Ed McGrady ( and the VP of Travel, Pat Basile ( 


Per the STHA Travel Policy, each player shall have thirty (30) days from the posting of the rosters to accept their roster position by submitting a completed and signed NYSAHA Commitment Form. If a player does not accept their roster position within the allotted period, their roster position will be provided to the next qualified player from the tryouts.


The NYSAHA Commitment form can be found here:



 We would like to thank all the players who tried out. As expected, the coaches had to make some difficult decisions. We wish all the players good luck in the upcoming season. We hope they work hard and have successful seasons.


The STHA Board of Directors is looking into the possibility of fielding an additional Pee Wee Non-State Bound travel team for 2016-2017.   Once a decision is made it will be posted as soon as possible. 

Anyone with questions regarding the tryout and/or selection process is asked to contact the STHA VP of Travel, Pat Basile.

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, 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


Wednesday, October 14
SIHA Summer 2016 Clinic


 The Sport International Hockey Academy will be returning to the Ice House Sports Complex July 25 – 29 & August 22 - 26, 2016 for two exciting 40 hour summer hockey camps (ages 6 – 17 yrs; all players grouped by age and ability).  SIHA is entering their 27th year of hockey instruction, conducting summer camps in 33 locations. 


Online registration for the SIHA 2016 Summer Clinics is available here, with a 7% discount being offered until December 31, 2015.  


For additional information about the SIHA Summer 2016 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.

Tuesday, September 8
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, Piero Lisio 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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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.