Southern Tier Hockey Association: News

Friday, September 9
STHA website


The STHA's new wesbite is LIVE!
Please bookmark/visit the following:
While the old site will remain up for awhile, all new postings and information releases will be made only on the new site. Please make sure you visit the new site from today forward for up-to-date information.
Some pages are still being built (history, photo gallery, etc.), but take a look around and contact Chris Behonick ( if you have any questions, find any broken links, have any suggestions, etc.
Team managers/Coaches, I will be working on giving you permissions to update your individual team pages if you so wish. I will try to answer any questions you have.

Saturday, March 26
2015-2016 STHA Award Recipients

2015-2016 STHA AWARDS


THANK YOU, STHA Coaches and Sponsors, for the commitment, dedication, support and contributions you provided to the STHA and more importantly, the STHA Players.  


A special THANK YOU to the Binghamton Senators and Jack Sherman Toyota for the continued commitment, dedication, support and contributions you have provided to the STHA.  


The following awards were announced at the Sponsor's and Coaches Appreciation dinner held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at The Relief Pitcher:

  • Don Franck Award - Roy Wagner

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 - Bill Cohen

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 - Piero Lisio

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.

JR Reynolds
Rebekah Miles
Stephen Popoloski
Kevin Farr
Pee Wee B
Bantam A
Henry Cook
Beth Patrick



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.


Monday, April 18





The STHA is now accepting Letters of Intent for open seats on the Board of Directors.  There will be (4) 3-year positions available.


In addition to duties in assigned positions, the role of Board Member also requires volunteering time to staff Chuck-a-Puck/50-50 tables at the B-Sens home games and other STHA activities (i.e. Hockey Swap, tryouts, STHA-hosted tournaments, Try Hockey Day, etc.).

Any member interested in running for the Board of Directors must submit a Letter of Intent to Beth Patrick (, no later than 11:59 PM on May 10th, 2016. 


 Please note NO Letters of Intent will be accepted after this date.


The list of candidates will be posted on the website by May 17th, 2016. 
Voting by the STHA Membership* for the open seats will take place at the Annual Meeting, to be held May 31st, 2016, 7PM at The Relief Pitcher, Binghamton. 
* Members must be in good standing as of May 1, 2016 in order to participate in the vote. 

Monday, April 25


Thank you to all of the players, parents, coaches, and independent evaluators for helping to make the travel team tryouts run so smoothly over the past two weekends!   

Per the Travel policy, the 2016-2017 Travel team rosters will be posted to the STHA website no later than 11:59PM on Sunday, May 1st.
Travel team coaches are reminded that they are not to inform any player of his/her selection to a travel team until the VP of Travel has issued the final approved roster.

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, 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.