Revision A of the October ice schedule is now available on the STHA website (pdf and excel) at:
The 14u Selects coach JR Reynolds will hold a Selects informational meeting on this Saturday, 9/23 at 1:30pm at the Ice House Sports Complex. If you are a 14u player who is interested in playing 14u Selects, please attend this meeting.
Select Team tryouts for the 2017-2018 STHA House program will be held on the following days and times, all at the Ice House Sports Complex:
10U Selects - Thursday 10/5, 5:30-6:30pm
14U Selects - Thursday 10/5, 6:45-7:45pm
8U Selects - Friday 10/6, 5:00-6:00pm
12U Selects - Friday 10/6, 6:15-7:15pm
The cost for each player to tryout will be $10.
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 Kevin Calabrese (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The House and Select Coaches for the 2017-2018 season will be as follows:
8U Red Coordinator - Greg Laubisch
8U White Coordinator - Ben DeBlock
8U Blue Coordinator - Matt Curry
Each 8U division will be broken up into 3-4 'teams', with a head coach for each. We are targeting to have those rosters and coaches released by this weekend.
10U Team 1 - Scott Beattie
10U Team 2 - Jeff Sinclair
10U Team 3 - Pat Malyszek
10U Team 4 - Ryan McManus
12U Team 1 - Mike Gazdik
12U Team 2 - Kevin Calabrese
16U Team 1 - Jeff Bedford
16U Team 2 - Jason Smith
16U Team 3 - Chris Colapietro
16U Team 4 - JR Reynolds
A determination on the feasibility of the four-team structure for 16U (based on player registrations) will be made later in October.
8U Select - Marcus Dattoria
10U Select - Scott Beattie
12U Select - Mike Gazdik
14U Select - JR Reynolds
Thank you to all of the coaches who applied. Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated.
The coaches, House VP, and the President discussed the current 4 team plan versus current registered players, and have decided, that we want to hold off on trying to draft a 4 team division until registrations numbers rise. We typically see a rise in numbers as we get closer to October at the 16U age-level.
Therefore, we will be holding practice sessions on our scheduled ice times until Oct 1st. At which time we shall make a final decision as to whether we can field a 4 team or 3 team division. The September ice schedule can be found here:
Please help us build numbers. If a player has a question about age vs skill, please contact Kevin Calabrese for more information.
Allowances for skaters with size or ability appropriate to the concept of our division may appeal for waiver.
Skaters have been divided into 4 practice squads. This is a random grouping based on the need to break the players into coach able sizes. Group 1 will skate during the schedule 16UHouse 1 times, Group 2 during 16U House 2, etc.
Also of note, I will be putting the U14 select team roster together.
Please email me if interested.
Again this has nothing to do with final roster drafting!
The STHA is pleased to announce the return of our Learn to Skate Program for 2017! Please see the details below.
LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAM
The Learn to Skate program is an introductory program designed to give children the skills necessary to move forward through the STHA, eventually transitioning from LTS to the 8U Red/White/Blue Program and ultimately to our House and/or Travel Divisions.
Learn to Skate will begin in October and is for boys and girls who would like to learn the fundamental skills of ice skating. The LTS program will be designed to develop strong basic skating skills (balance, stride, edges and stopping) as an introductory program for children interested in hockey. No previous skating experience is necessary. The goal of each participant in the program should be to learn, to have fun, and to increase their confidence each time they step on the ice.
Children will be divided each session according to ability. During the sessions the groups will be working on developing various skills as they work their way through the curriculum.
Ages: We recommend a minimum age of 4. Skaters younger than 4 may register at their parent's discretion.
Times/Location(s): The program will run for 10 weeks, on Sunday mornings from 10:30-11:30am, beginning Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Ice House Sports Complex, 614 River Road, Binghamton, 13901. The last scheduled session will be Sunday, November 26, 2017. Some dates/times may change depending on the NA3HL Jr. Senators game schedule.
- Current HECC-Certified Hockey Helmet, with full cage or shield (no bicycle or scooter helmets)
- Hockey Gloves
- Shin Pads
- Elbow Pads
Registration: Participants will need to register for the program with USA Hockey and bring the following to the first session:
You can go here to register with USA Hockey: https://www.usahockeyregistration.com/
Please email ADM Cordinator Joe Roberto (email@example.com) once you have registered with USA Hockey with your child's name, birth date, and USA Hockey Confirmation number.
The September Regular Meeting of the STHA Board of Directors will be held on Monday, September 18th, at 7:00pm at The Relief Pitcher in Binghamton.
Please attend and help support youth hockey in the Southern Tier.
The STHA will hold a Skate & Shoot session on Friday, September 15th, 2017 from 6:15-7:15pm at the Ice House Sports Complex for ages 10 and up.
The cost will be $10/player to participate, and full gear is required.