Southern Tier Hockey Association: Welcome

Last Updated:  02 February 2016 @ 08:24 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


Tuesday, February 2



  Release B of the February ice schedule was released on 02/02 @ 10:51 PM.


Changes include:


2/3 & 2/3 - MTA/MTB practice swapped with DMS1/DMS2 at the request of MTA/MTB due to tournament conflict

2/6 - DM5 and DM2 practice times swapped at request of DM5 due to DM5 having intermission skate at Sens game night prior.

2/6 - SQ2/SQ3 game changed to a practice to avoid SQS game conflict

2/7 - SQ2/SQ3 practice changed to a game as make up for 2/6 game

2/7, 2/13, 2/14 & 2/27 - MM3/MM6 swapped at request of House Director/Coaches to accommodate requested team groupings

2/15 & 2/16 - U18A and BTA swapped practice nights at the request of BTA due to tournament conflict

2/19 - SQS practice removed at request of SQS and moved to 3/6

2/21 - Change of game start time for PW2/PW3, 16U1/16U3 and PWB due to conflict with out of town PWS game

2/21 - 16U2/16U4 practice cancelled due to conflict with off-ice sessions same day/time

2/21 - All MM teams and SQ1/SQ3 start times moved slightly later with the 16U2/16U4 cancellation

2/27 - SQA game added at JMM 


Reminder, Chenango Ice Rink is now known as the Ice House Sports Complex (IHSC).


UPDATED!! Schedule Acronym Definitions


   February Schedule  

To view the schedule in PDF format, please click below


To view the schedule in Excel format, please click below




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


Friday, January 29
Dyno Player of the Week



Name:  Aidan Walsh
Team:   Ice House Sports Complex 
Number: 7
Favorite NHL Team:  San Jose Sharks
Favorite NHL Player: Joe Thornton

Aidan has stepped in and taken on a leadership role that has led to the success of a young I.H.S.C. team. During practices and games you will often find him helping out, talking to and laughing with his teammates. Aidan leads by example, never hesitating to go after a loose puck or backing down from the biggest and best players from the opposing teams. This has made him a favorite among his teammates and coaches. Along with his speed and passing instinct, Aidan has become one of the most entertaining players to watch in the Dyno division.
Aidan is a 3rd grader at Thomas Jefferson Elementary, where he enjoys playing little league baseball, soccer, and piano. You will also find him helping out in the community as a member of the Cub Scouts.
Aidan is the kind of kid every player and coach should be lucky enough to have on their team.


Wednesday, January 20


The STHA is now accepting nominations for the following awards:

  • Don Franck Award

Awarded to an individual that has served for ten or more years in the STHA as a board member, coach, sponsor, etc. Don Franck is one of the original founders of the STHA, which started at Quaker Lake. He played and coached in the STHA and also served on the Board.

  • Ramo Folli Award

Awarded to an individual that has served for five or more years in the STHA as a board member, coach, sponsor, etc. Ramo Folli was also instrumental in forming the STHA and worked in many capacities for the organization.

  • Cliff Hunter Award 

Awarded to the Coach of the Year. This goes to a coach who exemplifies the true meaning of coaching in all aspects of the game. Coaching ability, team spirit, leadership, rapport with parents and players are all qualities of this recipient. Cliff Hunter was an exceptional coach in the STHA who exhibited all of the mentioned qualities of a coach for years in the STHA.

  • Special Service Awards - Awards for individuals that have provided contributions to the STHA during the season.

Please submit nomination letters to Beth Patrick by February 15th, 2016.

Thursday, January 14
Pictures for Awards Banquet

Pictures Needed for Awards Banquet


During the upcoming 2015-2016 awards banquet, there will be a slide show of our players through out the season.  Coaches, managers, and parents, if you have taken pictures of your House/Select/Travel team(s) throughout the 2015-2016 season, please send them to Chris Behonick by February 8, 2016 so that they can be included in the slide show.  At this time, we have very few pictures, so please send what you may have.  Thank You!!

 STHA Web Administrator: Chris Behonick

Sunday, January 31
Squirt Player of the Week



Name:  Darius Groat
Team:   Squirt 1 - Summit Chase Apartments 
Number: 99
Favorite NHL Team:  Anaheim Ducks
Favorite NHL Player: Ryan Getzlaf

The Squirt 1 Coaches would like to honor Darius Groat.
Darius had never been on skates until he started hockey last year as a Dyno. He has been complimented on what a fast learner he is and his natural ability to skate and conform to what is required in each position he plays. He is continuing to expand his talents as a goalie this year in Squirts.
Aside from hockey, Darius is a starting pitcher and short stop for the Unatego Spartans pee-wee baseball team. He is in fourth grade and is currently completing a book report on whom he models his jersey number after, Wayne Gretzky, who is also turning 55 this week.
Darius' current favorite player is Ryan Getzlaf who is on his favorite team, the Anaheim Ducks. When he is not playing hockey, Darius enjoys playing the Legend of Zelda and playing the drums.
Way to go Darius!



Monday, February 1



Join Reality Check to help stop smoking in youth rated movies at the B-Sens game on Friday, February 19th at the Floyd L Maines Veterans Memorial Arena as they take on the St. John’s Ice Caps!
Special discounted ticket cost is $14 and includes your ticket to that evening’s game and a viewing of the movie GOOSEBUMPS immediately following the game on the Arena video scoreboard.
All ages welcome!
Check out the linked flyer or: 
OR mention Reality Check at BSens office on 3rd Floor


Sunday, January 31
16U House Player of the Week



Name:  Tyler Leniek
Team:   16U1
Number: 33


The 16U1 coaches would like to honor 16U goalie extraordinaire Tyler Leniek.
Tyler has established a remarkable record on 16U1 this year with save percentages and goals against. He is a leader on the ice and in the locker room.
Tyler is a freshman at Maine-Endwell High School. In addition to playing goalie for the M-E hockey team and 16U team 1, he plays both running back and linebacker for the M-E Football team and midfielder for the M-E Lacrosse team.
Tyler is a student coach for the goalies on the Binghamton Jr. Senators Pee Wee Statebound team where his brother, Zach, is also a goalie.
Tyler studies both advanced placement math and science while maintaining an overall average of 95. He is also a member of the M-E school’s SADD chapter. His favorite sports team is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with Jameis Winston his favorite player. In his off time, Tyler likes to play Xbox.
He plans on playing sports and studying computer design in college.
Way to go Tyler!



Monday, February 1
STHA Board Meeting




The next Regular Meeting of the STHA Board of Directors will be held on Monday February 22nd, at 7:00pm at the The Relief Pitcher in Binghamton, NY.     


Please attend and support youth hockey in the Southern Tier.


Wednesday, January 20
SQA 2016 Empire State Cup Champs




The Binghamton Jr. Senators Squirt A team won the Squirt A 2 Division Championship of the Empire State Cup tournament held in Rochester, NY January 16-18th, 2016!

The team played other teams from NY, PA and Canada and won the Championship Game 4-3 against the Cazenovia Chargers, a tough opponent from NY.

         WAY TO GO SQUIRT A!!  





(Left to Right) 1st row: Cole Kelly, Jaelynn Purvis 2nd Row: Joe Augostini, Bryan Cook, Owen Robitaille, Levi Smith, Johnny Maus, Adrian Solometo, Tristan Ehrie, Kellen Mulesky 3rd Row: Anthony Sergi, Tyler Hamlin, Cade Mulesky, Dominic Spencer, Ryan Wead, Matt McHugh, Aidan Gelbsman Coaches: Assistant Coach Steve Maus, Head Coach Mike Kelly, Assistant Coach Rob Mulesky (not pictured Assistant Coach Patrice Robitaille).


Tuesday, January 19
PWA 2016 Empire State Cup Champs



The Binghamton Jr. Senators Pee Wee A team won the Pee Wee AA division championship in the Empire State Cup youth hockey tournament held January 16-18th, 2016 in Rochester, NY!
The Jr. Sens won all 5 of their games on the weekend while only giving up a total of 4 goals in a show of outstanding defense and goaltending, as they faced off against AA teams from NY, PA, and OH. A 3-1 win over New Hartford in the championship game gave the Jr. Sens the title, in one of their most intense games played this season.
         WAY TO GO PEE WEE A!!  





Front Row (L to R): Zach Leniek, Dawson McAvoy; Kneeling (L to R): Angelo Carboni, Jacob Downton, Ethan Kurkoski, Jake Behonick, Justin Ryan, Austin Hand, Landon Smith;  Standing (L to R): Broc Sherwood, Liam Burtis, Cameron Fuller, Anthony Conti, Zach Burpee, Bryce Kimble, Curtis Robitaille;  Coaches (L to R): Dan McAvoy, Head Coach Patrice Robitaille, Chuck Burpee, Chris Laganiere;  Not pictured: Cameron Krisko (injured); Marc Leniek (assistant coach)


Tuesday, January 19
PWB 2016 Empire State Cup Champs



The Binghamton Jr. Senators Pee Wee B  team won the B Division Championship of the Empire State Cup tournament held in Rochester, NY January 16-18th, 2016! 
The PWB Jr. Sens earned their spot in the title game through a thrilling 11- round shootout against the Schenectady Chargers, and then went on to defeat the Port Credit (Ontario, Canada) Storm by a score of 5-2 in the championship game.  Prior to the championship game, the Storm hadn't been scored on in 4 tournament games, outscoring their opponents 26-0 until the Jr. Sens took them down to win it all. 
         WAY TO GO PEE WEE B!!  




Front row kneeling: (L-R): Cameron O'Brien, Michael Lombardi, Colin Perney, Tanner Gates, Morgan Folli, Dominic Lisio, Nico DeRigo; Standing (L-R): Anthony Basile, Will King, Riker Dieffenbach, Ryan Symons, Daniel Schofield, Kyle Spoor, Matthew Brewster, Sonny Reece, Cole Abbott; Back Row (L-R): Ron Dieffenbach, Jeff O'Brien, John Folli, Patrick Basile, Head Coach Piero Lisio.   

Not pictured: Lucas Will 

Tuesday, January 19
Mite A Wins 2016 Elmira Mite Mania Red Division



Congratulations to the Binghamton Jr. Senators Mite A team for clinching the championship game against Elmira 10-4 in the Elmira Mite Mania Tournament this past weekend! The boys worked hard and won all 6 of their games! Good job boys!!
         WAY TO GO MITE A!!  





Kneeling (L-R): Sid Dunster, Joaquin Carlo, Will Pipher, Brody Polacek; Standing (L-R): Owen DuBrava, JT Roberto, Simon Kasmarcik, Lucas Bartlow, Grady Conklin, Troy Ehrie; Coaches (L-R): Gene Bartlow, Vinny Polacek, Joe Roberto 

Wednesday, January 20
SQB 2016 Empire State Cup Champs




The Binghamton Jr. Senators Squirt B team won the Squirt B Division Championship of the Empire State Cup tournament held in Rochester, NY January 16-18th, 2016!

The team went 3-0-1 in the tournament, winning the Championship 3-2 in OT defeating the Niagara Wolves . Christian Macan scored the OT winner with 11 seconds remaining! Great effort by all this weekend. Great defense and goaltending by Ethan Davis, who allowed only 6 goals in 4 games.

         WAY TO GO SQUIRT B!!  





Top Row (Left to Right):  Coaches Eric Burlingame, Todd Macan, Kevin Calbrese, Caleb Macan 2nd row (L to R): Megan Sladish, Sean Calabrese, Christian Macan, Vincent Gilbert, Tanner Burlingame, TJ Serkiz, Brendan Schofield, 3rd row:  Kaiden Green, Ethan Davis, Trent Williams, Ryan Warva


Tuesday, January 19
Dyno Mite Selects 2016 Elmira Mite Mania Tourney



The Dyno Mite Select A team won the White Division championship of the Elmira Mite Mania Tournament, held January 16-17, 2016 in Elmira, NY, while the Dyno Mite Select B team finished in 2nd place!   
Select A:  





Left to right front row: Sawyer Taylor, Gavin Brady, Luke Beattie, Robbie Matson, Dylan Kolcun, Left to right second row: Jack Curtis, Noah Feeko, Roman Bambara, Landon Rollo. Coaches: Bob Matson, Robert Matson, Matthew Rollo.


Select B:





Left to right first row: Holden David, Stephen Chomyszak, Owen Harrison, Kaden Sienko, John Figueroa. Left to right second row: Dylan Terrell, Max Devoe, Jaedan Walling, Jakob Crouse, Tessa Berger. Coaches: Craig Terrell, Scott Beattie.


Friday, January 8
STHA Travel Policy Update

STHA Travel Policy Update  



The STHA Travel Policy has been updated.  The revised policy can be found by visiting the "Handouts & Forms" section of the website and looking under "Policies and Rules", or by clicking the below links:

Sunday, November 29


As part of Hockey Weekend Across America, the STHA will be hosting a  free "Try Hockey Day" for children ages 4 to 11.

Date: Saturday, February 20th, 2016 

 Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Where: The Ice House Sports Complex, 614 River Road,

Binghamton, NY 13901


      You can pre-register for the event by clicking here.


Equipment will be provided, please come out and join us and see how much fun hockey can be! 


If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Espe


Monday, January 25


Friday 10/30/15 7:05 PM Dyno #1
Friday 11/20/15
7:05 PM Dyno #2
Saturday 11/28/15
7:05 PM Dyno #3
Saturday 12/19/15
7:05 PM Squirt #1
Saturday 12/26/15 TBD TBD
Tuesday 12/29/15 7:05 PM Squirt #3
Friday 1/8/16 7:05 PM Dyno #4
Wednesday 1/13/16 7:05 PM Squirt #2
Friday 1/22/16 7:05 PM Mini #1
Friday 2/5/16 7:05 PM Dyno #5
Saturday 2/6/16 7:05 PM Dyno #6
Friday 2/19/16 7:05 PM Mini #4
Saturday 2/20/16
7:05 PM Mini #3
Sunday 2/28/16 5:05 PM Mini #2
Friday 3/4/16 7:05 PM Mini #6
Saturday 3/5/16
7:05 PM Mini #5
Friday 3/11/2016 7:05 PM Peewee #1
Friday 3/18/16 7:05 PM Squirt #4
Friday- 3/25/2016 7:05 PM Peewee #2
Saturday 3/26/15 7:05 PM Peewee #3

Wednesday, September 9


Binghamton Senators House JAM Tournaments for the 2015-2016 season will be held on the following dates:

DYNO - December 19th, 2015

PEE WEE - January 9th, 2016

SQUIRT - January 23, 2016

MINI - February 6th, 2016

Details will follow on the times for each event.

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.

Wednesday, July 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.


House registration costs will increase by $25 after September 13th, 2015.  


Please ensure all base house payments are made

by August 31st, 2015 (No invoices will be provided).


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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