Southern Tier Hockey Association: News

Tuesday, November 24
USA Hockey Goalie Coach Clinic


On December 13th, 2015, the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program will be holding a Goalie Coach Clinic at the Wright Start Skating Academy, 200 Marbledale Road , Tuckahoe, NY. The fee for the clinic is the same as all other USA Hockey clinic…$40.00. If you want to use the clinic for USA Hockey certification, it can be used as a Level 2, a Level 3, or Level 3 Refresher. If you have already attended a clinic this season, or if you do not need credit for certification, you can still attend the class. Just contact Mike Bonelli at, or Chuck Gridley at
The clinic will be directed by long time USA Hockey CEP Instructor Dave Starman, as well as our National Coach in Chief Mike MacMillan. You might recognize Dave from his role as a color analyst CBS Sports covering college hockey. He also works as a scout for the Montreal Canadians. In addition to his position with USA Hockey, Mike is currently serving as an Assistant Coach at Hamline University. Both Dave and Mike have been instrumental in redesigning USA Hockey’s approach to teaching Goaltending. They will be joined in the clinic by Tony Luizzi and others.
We are very excited about this clinic. It will be a good opportunity for coaches to hear a wide variety of ideas on goaltending, and to share their ideas and experiences with other coaches.
The link to the clinic registration page is , then select “Skills Workshop” and New York. We hope that many of you will take advantage of this opportunity.
Gary Lebrun
NYSAHA Central Section President
USA Hockey District Director

Friday, November 20
2015-16 Pee Wee Selects Roster


The roster for the 2015-2016 Pee Wee Selects team has been posted, and can be found in the House Information section of the site, or by clicking here


Congratulations to all the players selected, and special thank you to everyone involved in helping to make this team happen for this season!



Friday, August 14

2015 USA Hockey Coaching Clinics,  Safesport Training, Online Modules Training and Screening

COACHING CLINICS are available.  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 3:30pm. 

The following dates and locations are listed below:


- September 12-13 at Lake Placid, NY for Level 4

      - September 19 at Skaneateles, NY for Level 1, 2 and 3

- November 22 at Binghamton, NY for Level 1, 2, and 3

- December 12 at Clinton, NY for Level 1, 2, and 3


To register for these upcoming clinics, please click here.      


Per NYSAHA, if a coach cannot fulfill their obligation in attaining their proper CEP certification level prior to Jan, 1st, 2016, there will zero excuses accepted.  



REGISTRATION for coaches can be done with USA Hockey,

please click here to register.


ONLINE MODULES are offered to all coaches to complete all applicable age appropriate modules prior to January 1st, 2016 for every level they coach.  Please click here to register for these modules.


 Contact Jeffrey Espe with any questions. 



Monday, November 16
PWB 2015 Veterans Day Champs



The Binghamton Jr. Senators Pee Wee B team won the 2015 STHA Veterans Day Tournament "B"- Division Championship, held Nov 13-15th, 2015.  The Jr. Sens defeated the Finger Lakes Central Outlaws 2-0 to take the title.  
Congratulations on a great tournament.





Front Row: Will King, Matthew Brewster, Dominic Lisio Second Row (to the right of the banner): Tanner Gates, Cole Abbott Third Row:  Sonny Reece, Domenico DeRigo, Michael Lombardi, Daniel Schofield, Lucas Will, Morgan Folli, Riker Dieffenbach, Colin Perney, Cameron O'Brien, Ryan Symons, Anthony Basile, Kyle Spoor  Coaches:  John Folli, Piero Lisio, Pat Basile  (Not Pictured: Asst Coach Jeff O'Brien, Team Manager Bill King)

Saturday, October 31
House and House Select Policy Updates - 2015-16

House and House Select Policy Updates 2015-16 



The STHA House and House Select Policies have been updated for 2015-16.  They can be found in the "Handouts & Forms" section of the website or by clicking the below links:


Tuesday, November 10
Mite B wins 2015 Griffin's Guardians Tourney (White Division)



The Binghamton Jr. Senators Mite B team won the White Division championship in the inaugural Griffin's Guardians Tournament, held November 7th-8th, 2015, in Cicero NY.  The Jr. Sens defeated the Camillus Cougars 18-2 to take the title.  
Griffin's Guardians is a charity that raises awareness and money to help fight pediatric cancer , and assists families in Central NY who are dealing with the disease.  Griffin was a very courageous 7 year old who loved hockey, and he never let his battle with cancer defeat him.  During the tournament the Mite B team voted to present Griffin's mom with a donation from their team funds that were raised through their golf tournament this summer, to help honor his memory and assist Griffin's Guardians in all they do.     
Congratulations on a fantastic tournment. 





Kneeling: Cadence Kelly, Dom Deluca;  Standing: Alex Burpee, Max Lisio, Danica Kelly, Cammi Behonick, Bauer Maus, Adam Spisak, Jacob Conti, Camden Adams;  Coaches: Dave Adams (Head Coach), Eric Kelly (Assistant Coach), Jeremy Maus (Assistant Coach), Mike Kelly (Assistant Coach) 
(not pictured:  Piero Lisio (Assistant Coach) and Team Manager Tammy Behonick)




Notice:  For parents and coaches of the STHA, the schedule of the Parent Education Classes for the last four sessions being offered is below.  Those players whose parent(s) have not attended a previous session and do not attend one of the below sessions will not be allowed on the ice after 11/29/15, so please make sure to attend if you have not already.


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 15 minutes in duration.


The schedule for the last 4 classes are listed:  


Tuesday - 11/24/15 8:00 PM
IHSC - Bar Area
Wednesday - 11/25/15 6:15 PM IHSC - Bar Area
Saturday -  11/28/15
8:15 AM SBIC
Sunday - 11/29/15 12:45 PM IHSC - Bar Area

Wednesday, October 14


The Sport International Hockey Academy will be returning to the SUNY Broome Ice Center for their very popular Winter Clinic Tour (ages 6-14 yrs.). SIHA will be offering a two day - 3 hour clinic, with emphasis on the following skills; Power Skating, Puckhandling, 1 on 1 Techniques & Goaltending.


Dates: December 28 - 29, 2015

Times: 9:00 - 10:30 AM (Both Days)

Cost: $65.00 (Returning Student & Multiple Family Discounts are available) - $30.00 for Goalies (no discounts available).  


Players will be grouped by age and ability. 


Online registration for the SIHA Winter Clinic is available here.


For additional information about the SIHA Winter Clinic 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.



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.

Friday, October 9


Friday 10/30/15 7:05 PM Dyno #1
Friday 11/20/15
7:05 PM Dyno #2
Saturday 11/28/15
7:05 PM Dyno #3
Saturday 12/19/15
7:05 PM Squirt #1
Saturday 12/26/15 7:05 PM Squirt #2
Tuesday 12/29/15 7:05 PM Squirt #3
Friday 1/8/16 7:05 PM Dyno #4
Friday 1/22/16 7:05 PM Mini #1
Friday 2/5/16 7:05 PM Dyno #5
Saturday 2/6/16 7:05 PM Dyno #6
Friday 2/19/16 7:05 PM Mini #4
Saturday 2/20/16
7:05 PM Mini #3
Sunday 2/28/16 5:05 PM Mini #2
Friday 3/4/16 7:05 PM Mini #5
Saturday 3/5/16
7:05 PM Mini #6
Friday 3/11/2016 7:05 PM Squirt #4
Friday 3/18/16 7:05 PM Peewee #1
Friday- 3/25/2016 7:05 PM Peewee #2
Saturday 3/26/15 7:05 PM Peewee #3

Wednesday, July 1



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.


House registration costs will increase by $25 after September 13th, 2015.  


Please ensure all base house payments are made

by August 31st, 2015 (No invoices will be provided).


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





Wednesday, September 9


Binghamton Senators House JAM Tournaments for the 2015-2016 season will be held on the following dates:

DYNO - December 19th, 2015

PEE WEE - January 9th, 2016

SQUIRT - January 23, 2016

MINI - February 6th, 2016

Details will follow on the times for each event.

Monday, June 29


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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.