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The STHA is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 "Between the Pipes" Fund awards. All applications must be received by September 4th, 2017 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): 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, go to:

http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0129/4851/BTP_Application_2017_2018.pdf

The STHA is now accepting Letters of Intent and Applications for House and Select Coaching positions for the 2017-2018 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.  Guidelines and requirements can be found here.

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, 2017

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

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

Please be sure that JR Reynolds, ACE Coordinator, is also copied on all submissions.

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

WEDNESDAY & SUNDAY DRILLS SESSIONS

By CB 07/15/2017, 8:00pm EDT

Wednesday and Sunday drills sessions will be held on the following dates/times at the Ice House Sports Complex.

Wednesdays will be for ages 12 and up only.  

Sundays will have two sessions; players age 11 and under will run from 8:00am-9:30am, and ages 12 and over will run from 9:45am-11:15am.

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 (pbasile18@gmail.com). Kids of coaches who assist get to skate for free in that session.


Drill Dates are shown below.

Wednesday Drills:
Age: 12 and up
5:15pm  to 6:30pm

Dates: 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, and 8/30

Sunday Drills:
Age: 11 and younger
8:00am to 9:30am

Age: 12 and up
9:45am to 11:15am

Dates:  7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 and 9/3

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON IS OPEN!

By CB 07/15/2017, 9:30am EDT

Player age groups and fees have been posted, and can be located here.  

All general registration questions should be directed to the Registrar, Jim Brady.

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.

The Base & Travel Adder fee on the Age Groups and Fees page represent the total program fees for the 2017-2018 season. 

Travel players who have previously paid their $300.00 travel deposit will pay their full base fee by Aug. 31st, 2017, and then pay their remaining travel adder fee (full travel adder fee minus travel deposit already paid) by Oct. 31, 2017.

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

 Please ensure all base payments are made by August 31st, 2017 (No invoices will be provided).

For any questions regarding payments, including credits and balances, please contact Beth Patrick.

The 2017 Frozen Turkey Cup, a Division III Men's Hockey Tournament, will be coming to the Floyd L. Maines Arena and SUNY Broome Ice Center from November 25-26th, 2017.

Participating college teams are:

  • SUNY Cortland
  • Framingham State
  • Nicols College
  • Amherst College

 

A special ticket deal will be offered, where $20 will get you into any of the tournament games, as well as the Binghamton Devils game on Saturday, November 25th, against the Rochester Americans.

Information on where/how to purchase tickets will be forthcoming.

There will be two  Level 4 CEP Clinics this season in New York State.

The first will be in Skaneateles at the Skaneateles High School September 23-24. That clinic is now listed on the NEW clinic registration site on the USA Hockey website (http://www.usahockey.com/coachingclinics).

The second Level 4 will be in Buffalo at the end of December. It will be held in conjunction with the World Junior championships.

Level 4 clinics in CNY are relatively scare (approx. every 4 years), and offer minimal travel obligation.

The Buffalo clinic is expected to sell out rather quickly when it is opened up. 

Any questions, please contact JR Reynolds, ACE Coordinator.

COLGATE YOUTH HOCKEY CAMP

By CB 06/22/2017, 2:30pm EDT

Colgate will hold their 2017 Youth Hockey Camp, with Men's Assistant Coach Mike Harder, from July 31st - August 3rd, 2017.

Details on the camp and how to register can be found at the following link:  http://www.totalcamps.com/COLGATEMENSICEHOCKEY/camps/2017_colgate_youth_camp/_bgI

You can email Coach Harder with any questions at mharder@colgate.edu

JULY REGULAR BOARD MEETING

By CB 06/20/2017, 1:30pm EDT

The July Regular Meeting of the STHA Board of Directors will be held on Monday July 17th, at 7:00pm at The Relief Pitcher in Binghamton.  

Please attend and help support youth hockey in the Southern Tier.

USA HOCKEY 2017-2018 RULE CHANGES

By CB 06/20/2017, 1:30pm EDT

At USA Hockey's Annual Congress, several rule changes were voted into effect that will be implemented in the 2017-2018 season.

The significant changes include:

- 601(e.2) Abuse of Officials and Other Misconduct - Changes language for racial/ethnic slur to include any language that is
“offensive, hateful or discriminatory in nature”.

- 612(b) Face-Off Locations - All face-offs must be conducted at one of the nine designated face-off spots.


- 624(b) Icing the Puck - Eliminate the ability of a shorthanded team to legally ice the puck for 14U
age classifications and below.


The other rule changes mostly clarify/further define existing language and rules. The full list (Youth Edition) can be found here:

http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0127/2770/2017-21_USA_Hockey_Playing_Rule_Change_Summary.pdf

 

The below provides some of USA Hockey's rationale for changing the shorthanded icing rule:

http://www.usahockey.com/news_article/show/804355?referrer_id=752796

 

JANOSZ SUMMER GOALTENDING CAMP

By CB 06/18/2017, 9:00pm EDT

Bob Janosz, Developmental Goaltender Coach for the NHL Buffalo Sabres and Head Goaltender Coach for the AHL Rochester Americans, will be running his annual goalie camp in Syracuse this summer,  July 17th-20th at Cicero Twin Rinks.

All camp information can be found on his website at www.bobjanosz.com.  

If you have any questions feel free to call at 716-308-9224 or email info@bobjanosz.com.