Southern Tier Hockey Association: News

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.


Thursday, May 12
Mite C Head Coaching Candidates

    2016-2017 MITE C TRAVEL TEAM



Below is the listing of individuals who have submitted their Letter of Intent and application for the position of Head Coach for the Mite C travel team for the 2016-2017 season.
Per the STHA Travel Policy, a period of seven (7) days will now be provided to the STHA membership to submit letters of recommendation or other for the potential travel Head Coaches. At the conclusion of the period of recommendation letters or other, the Travel Coaches Selection Committee (defined in the STHA Travel Policy) shall have no more than seven (7) days to complete the selection process.
Once the Travel Coaches Selection Committee has completed the selection process, the selections shall be presented to the Board of Directors, all potential Head Coaches shall be notified of the selections, and the Head Coaching selections posted to the STHA website.
Letters of recommendation or other must be submitted to Patrick Basile, with a courtesy copy to Kevin Calabrese, no later than 5pm ET on Thursday May 19th, 2016.
The candidates are (by team, in alphabetical order):
Marcus Dattoria
Corey Young

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, April 20
Level 1, 2, and 3 Coaching Clinics - May 21, 2016


On Saturday May 21, 2016 the NYSAHA Coaching Education Program will be presenting Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 clinics during the NYSAHA Annual Meeting at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, in Verona, NY.
You can register for these clinics on the USA Hockey clinic registration site. The link to register is
These clinics will be strictly classroom orientation, no on ice sessions.
This is a great opportunity to complete your clinic requirement during the off season.

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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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.