Southern Tier Hockey Association: News

Wednesday, 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, 2015 (No invoices will be provided).


Friday, July 17
Coaches Letter of Intent

Coaches Letter of Intent


The STHA is now accepting Letters of Intent and Applications for House and Select Coaching positions for the 2015-2016 season.   


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, 2015.  


For the cross-ice divisions (Mini & Dyno Mites), all Letters of Intent and Applications need to be emailed to Piero Lisio, ADM Coordinator. 


For the upper divisions (Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam, 16U, and 18U), all Letters of Intent and Applications need to be emailed to Tony Pittarelli, VP of House Operations, Upper House. 


Please be sure that Jeff Espe, ACE Coodinator, is also copied on all submissions. 


The Coaches Application form can be located on the STHA website for individuals that are interested.


  For the Application click here.

Thursday, July 30


Sunday drills sessions will be held on Sunday mornings at the Ice House Sports Complex (the former Chenango Ice Rink).  Mini/Dyno Mites and Squirts will run from 8AM-9:30AM, and all others (Pee Wee and up) will run from 9:30AM-11AM.  The cost is $10 per child per session, payable to Randy Hamilton (cash) prior to getting on the ice. Any coaches interested in helping out please contact Randy Hamilton. Kids of coaches who assist get to skate for free in that session. 

The Ice House Sports Complex will have breakfast items available for  purchase in the upstairs restaurant during these sessions.

Drill Dates (all Sundays) are shown below.

2 August
9 August
16 August
23 August
30 August
6 September
13 September

Friday, July 17

Bill Pfeiffer Memorial

"Between the Pipes" Fund


The STHA is currently accepting applications for the 2015/2016 "Between the Pipes" Fund awards.  All applications must be received by September 9th, 2015 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.

Monday, July 13

Please note that the August 1st deadline is coming up. Registration form will
hold the spot and payment will guarantee it.
Summer 2015 Goaltender Clinic: August 29-30, 2015 (Lynah Rink)
Ages: Boys and girls
· Group 1: Mites and Squirts (2008-2005)
· Group 2: PeeWee, Bantam, and Midget (2004-1997)

Dates (can select one or both):
Saturday, August 29, 2015
· Group 1: 9:00-10:00am (max 15)
· Group 2: 10:30am-12:00pm (max 20)

Sunday, August 30, 2015
· Group 1: 9:00-10:00am (max 15)
· Group 2: 10:30am-12:00pm (max 20)
Cost: $45 per session or $85 for both sessions
Location: Lynah Rink, Cornell University
Coaches and Counselors:
Cornell Women’s and Men’s Ice Hockey Edith Racine, Assistant Coach, Cornell Women’s Ice Hockey
Registration and payment deadline is August 1, 2015.
Checks should be made payable to “IYHA” and mailed to attn:
Erin Oates, 2301B MVR Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.
For questions, please contact Erin Oates at
Required documents before goaltender steps onto the ice:
Registration form (attached)
Payment (checks payable to “IYHA”)
2014-15 USA Hockey number (or printed confirmation page)
Signed USA Hockey Consent to Treat form


Monday, June 29


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Sunday, May 3



Prince Elite Hockey Tournament will be hosting a beach tournament on Saturday, July 18th on Lake Ontario Beach to benefit 10-year old Patrick Carr and his battle with cancer. It’s a co-ed tournament open to all ages 9 to Adult.


For more information, please click here 

Thursday, March 5
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 from mid May until the end of August and December through February. Please contact BU Head Strength Coach Bryan McGovern at 607-777-6652, or or log onto for more information.