Southern Tier Hockey Association: Welcome

Last Updated:  31 August 2014 @ 8:07PM


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).


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



Each member of a NYSHA affiliated organization is mandated to participate in Parent Education each year.  Only a single family member must attend the class.   This training is mandatory and if training is not completed through one of the training classes listed below then that member will not be allowed to participate in the STHA.


This year the STHA, the Blizzard and High School Hockey Organizations have decided to work together on helping their members receive this training.   A member may take Parent Education from any of these organization’s training sessions to receive credit across all three.


The following are the dates and times for Parent Education classes held by the respective organizations.  Classes are about 30 minutes in duration.


Please watch this site as future dates and times may be added or changed.


The current schedule for classes are listed:  


Date Time Location
Sunday - 9/7/2014 11:30 AM Chenango Ice Rink - Bar Area
Sunday - 9/7/2014 12:45 PM Chenango Ice Rink - Bar Area
Sunday - 9/7/2014 2:00 PM Chenango Ice Rink - Bar Area

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



Thursday, August 28
Coaches Meeting and House Player Draft

   Coaches Meeting and House Player Draft


Coaches Meeting and House Player Draft

Will be held on Monday, September 15th at 7PM at Brothers 2 Restaurant 

All Head and Assistance Coaches are requested to attend  the meeting; however, all Assistant Coaches will not be allowed to be present during the Player Draft process.  If you have any questions, please contact either Lori Meyers for the Lower House Division and Pat Basile for the Upper House Division.


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:

 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, August 25
18U Non-State Bound Coaches Applicants

    18U Non-State Bound Coaches Applicants


As of August 23, 2014, the STHA has received a coaching application for the 18U Non-State Bound team from the following individual: JR Reynolds.

All correspondence relative to travel coaches can be sent to Roy Wagner and Al Gorick.  The STHA plans on making a formal coaching announcement by Saturday, August 27th.

Friday, August 22
Checking Clinic

Checking Clinic

The STHA is hosting a checking clinic for 16U players on Friday, September 26, 2014 at the BCC ice center. The clinic extends from 6:15PM to 7:45PM.  The cost of the clinic is $5.  This clinic is mandatory for all first year 16U players and strongly recommended       for all other 16U players.

Contact Jeff Espe and Pat Basile with any questions


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.


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

Thursday, August 28
STHA Board Meeting


The Regular Meeting of the STHA Board of Directors will be held on Monday September 22th 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.