Southern Tier Hockey Association: News

Friday, September 9
STHA website

    NEW STHA WEBSITE IS LIVE!

 
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 (cbehonick@gmail.com) 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.



Wednesday, June 1



    2016 STHA BOARD ELECTION RESULTS 


Congratulations to the following members elected at the annual board meeting on May 31, 2016


Patrick Basile (3 Year Term)
Jim Brady (3 Year Term)
Bill King (3 Year Term)
Joe Roberto (3 Year Term)
 
Thank you to out going board members Jennifer Carlo, Jeff Espe, and Al Gorick for your time and dedication over your terms of service to the STHA.



Sunday, July 31



Bill Pfeiffer Memorial

"Between the Pipes" Fund

 

The STHA is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 "Between the Pipes" Fund awards.  All applications must be received by September 5th, 2016 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): 6U/8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U.  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, August 1



REGISTRATION FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON IS NOW OPEN!

 

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.

 

A late fee of $25 shall be assessed for any registrations accepted after August 31st.  

 

Please ensure all base house payments are made

by August 31st, 2016 (No invoices will be provided).

 




Tuesday, June 28
Coaches Letter of Intent



  HOUSE/SELECT COACHES 2016-2017

LETTER OF INTENT / APPLICATIONS

 

The STHA is now accepting Letters of Intent and Applications for House and Select Coaching positions for the 2016-2017 season.   

 

All Coaches shall be USA Hockey certified to coach at the proper level and screened, per USA Hockey Official Rules of Ice Hockey and the New York State Amateur Hockey Association (NYSAHA) Official Guide. All candidates interested in becoming head coach of a house team shall submit, in writing, a coaching application. A separate coaching application shall be submitted for each age level the applicant is interested in coaching. The letter shall state the age level the applicant is interested in coaching, the current coaches level that is held with the expiration date, and past coaching experience(s). Additional information can be submitted as desired by the applicant.  

 

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, 2016.  

 

For the cross-ice divisions (8U), all Letters of Intent and Applications need to be emailed to Joe Roberto, ADM Coordinator. 

 

For the upper divisions (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U), all Letters of Intent and Applications need to be emailed to Patrick Basile, VP of House Operations, Upper House. 

 

Please be sure that Roy Wagner, ACE Coordinator, is also copied on all submissions. 

 

The Coaches Application is located on the STHA website and can be accessed here.





Wednesday, August 31



    SUNDAY HOCKEY DRILLS

PLEASE NOTE:  A SUNDAY DRILLS SESSION FOR SEPTEMBER 4th HAS BEEN ADDED!

Sunday drills sessions will be held on Sunday mornings at the Ice House Sports Complex. 

8U and 10U will run from 8AM-9:30AM, and all others (12U and above) will run from 9:30AM-11AM. 

The cost is $10 per child per session, payable to Mike Rogers (cash) prior to getting on the ice. Any coaches interested in helping out please contact Patrick Basile. Kids of coaches who assist get to skate for free in that session. 

Please note that there will be goaltending instruction at these sessions. 

  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.


July 17  (This session is cancelled due to ice issues)
July 24
July 31
August 7
August 14
August 28
September 4
September 11
 



Thursday, September 1
Learn to Skate

    LEARN TO SKATE

 
The STHA is considering implementing a “Learn to Skate” program for the 2016-2017 season geared toward interested families of children who have not yet been on the ice.
This program, if implemented, would consist of the following:
o Beginning players (typically 3 years old and up)
o The only requirement is interest in hockey
o The learn to skate sessions will be shorter sessions and the focus will be to progress the players to skate under their own power. It is anticipated that many of the children in this group will advance into the Blue division as the season progresses.
o The program would consist of 10 sessions running from October to early December. The sessions would take place once a week and run about 45 minutes.
The STHA Board will assess the level of interest in the Learn to Skate Program and determine if there’s enough interest to warrant implementing the program for the 2016-2017 season.
If you have an interest in this program please let us know by emailing Piero Lisio at pierolisio@gmail.com
 




Tuesday, September 15
Free Mouthguard Offer

FREE MOUTHGUARD OFFER

COURTESY OF GIORDANO FAMILY DENTAL

 

 

Once again this season, Giordano Family Dental is generously offering free custom-fitted mouthguards for all 2015 STHA Hockey participants!  
 
Details can be found in the attached flyer.  This offer is good until October 15, 2015, and an appointment is required (should take approximately 15 minutes), so don't delay!
 
Special thanks to Giordano Family Dental for providing this great offer to the STHA! 

 

 

 

 


 



Monday, October 5
2015-2016 Select Team Tryouts

2015-2016 Select Team Tryouts

 

 

Select Team tryouts for the 2015-2016 STHA House Program will be held at the following times/locations.
 
PLEASE NOTE THERE HAS BEEN A TIME CHANGE FOR THE DYNO SELECT TRYOUTS FROM WHAT WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED:
 
PeeWee Select- Friday, October 9, 2015 @ SBIC - 5:15PM-6:30PM
Dyno Select- Saturday, October 10, 2015 @ IHSC - 11:15AM-12:15PM
Squirt Select- Friday, October 16, 2015 @ SBIC - 5:15PM-6:30PM
Bantam Select- Friday, October 16, 2015 @ SBIC - 6:45PM-8:00PM


The cost for each player to tryout will be $10.  The Squirt, PeeWee, and Bantam Select teams will be playing in the Snowbelt hockey league (White divisions) this season. 

 

Any interested player unable to attend the scheduled tryout(s) shall submit a written notice prior to the tryout. The notice must include, at a minimum, the reason for not attending the scheduled Select tryout(s). The Select Director and the head coach for the respective age division shall discuss the letter, review other pertinent details of the request and arrive at a decision as to whether the player is permitted on the team. For complete rules please refer to the STHA House Select Policy 

 

 

If you have any questions please contact Anthony Pittarelli.

  

 



Sunday, November 29

    TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE DAY 


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