The Backbay Indians are proud to announce new programing for the 2020 - 2021 season and are excited for whats to come.
To register for regular season teams (Mite, Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Girls and Midget) you must have received a Letter of Intent. For Development programs (Learn to Skate, Learn to Play and Mini-Mites) you can use the age designator during registration to know what classification to select.
Please note: A valid 2020-2021 USA Hockey registration number is required to complete the registration. Click on the USA Hockey Registration link below to register with USA Hockey if you have not already done so. Click on the Back Bay Hockey Registration Link once you have obtained your USA Hockey registration number.
The Back Bay Hockey Annual Meeting has been scheduled for May 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM at the Abenaki Lodge. If the COVID 19 restrictions have not been lifted the meeting will be conducted through the use of Zoom. If this should be the case additional information will be sent out on how to attend.
Wishing everyone the best and please stay healthy.
John Sikich, Director of Youth Hockey
Back Bay Indians
Good Afternoon Back Bay Indian families,
The Back Bay Hockey is tracking the COVID - 19 pandemic and its effect globally on everyone personally and professionally. If an effort to ease the financial burden for families, The Board of Directors has unanimously voted to reduce the deposit from the current listed amount to $20. We request that you go online and register so we have an accurate player count and can declare our teams at the appropriate skill levels. We do want everyone to know that while the hockey season is currently over we do want to make the parent / player experience a good one. We extend our best wishes to your families during this time.
Thank you for your continued support of our Organization and we are looking forward to continued success at Back Bay.
Back Bay Hockey Board of Directors
****For Immediate Release****
The Backbay Indians have announced that the Skills Competition and Ice Cream Social scheduled for Thursday 03-12-20 will be cancelled. The Board of Directors has decided that in the interest of safety for all our participants and the current Caronavirus situation tonights event will be cancelled.
The Backbay Indians Squirt 1 team entered the NHAHA Granite State League’s Playoff round with an undefeated record of 13 - 0 - 3. The Indians won their first two round robin games against two very tough opponents, Plymouth and Keene. The semifinal game was a tough fight against a skilled Rochester team, however the Indians prevailed again advancing to the State Championship game on Sunday the 23rd. The rematch against Plymouth was a very hard battle during the first two periods. The Indians Liza Demain scored first and the period ended with a Backbay 1 - 0 lead. The second period started quickly with a second goal by Liza Demain and Plymouth’s Audra Custance answering with their own goal one minute later. The Indians quickly scored two more unanswered goals by Myles O’Keefe ending the second period with a 4 to 1 lead. The third period ended with 3 goals by Chloe McClain, 1 by Reid Swinerton and 1 by Myles O’Keefe, Audra Custance scored late for Plymouth bringing the final score of the game to the Backbay Indians 9, Plymouth 2. The Indians end their Granite State League as State Champions with a final record of 17 - 0 - 3. “I am so proud of the way the team played and the level of development each player achieved throughout the season. Every player knew their role, played a two way game and brought a new level of competition to their game.” said Coach Sikich. Coach Sikich continued by stating that The Backbay Hockey Association has devoted so much time and effort to changing the way the program develops their players and has shown that they can provide a program where focus is on skill development at a reasonable cost. I can’t thank the organization enough for providing the amount of practice time needed to be successful. The Backbay Indians Squirt 1 team will continue their season by playing the Seacoast Hockey League’s Playoff rounds this coming weekend in Rochester, NH. We look forward to some very tough competition and hope we can continue our success.
The New England District Futures Camp was help this past month and several of New Hampshires finest hockey players put forth their best efforts to be selected for the NED Futures Select Teams.
I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate our very own Parker Aucoin who is rostered with the Peewee Team coached by Aaron House. Parker was selected to the Select 12 Boy's (2008) team. I know Parker will represent himself and the BackBay Indians well on his team and we wish him luck.
Well done Parker, keep up the hard work..... We are proud of you!
The Back Bay Indians have expanded their program to include an all Girls team. The Indians 12U Girls Team will be playing in the Seacoast Hockey League for their first season and are looking to expand to the GSL next year. Their first game of the season is on Sunday 11/17/19 at 9:10 AM Vs. The Laconia Lakers. We wish the girls the best of luck in their game and encourage everyone to come out and support their efforts.
The final game of the season for the Back Bay Indians resulted in a 10 - 0 victory over the Northern Cyclones. The Back Bay Indians controlled the game from the start and did not let up. Unfortunately the team will not advance due to a lack of games played during the season.
After a long hiatus the Back Bay Indians 18U Midget Team showed the Granite State League they are back and full of speed and skill. With a final record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 1 tie in 13 games the Back Bay Indians 18U Midget team finished 2nd in the GSL, 1st in the State (My National Rankings) and 84th in the Nation out of 410 Tier II 18U Teams (My National Rankings).
The final team total was 73 Goals For, 25 Goals Against which equates to a 5.23% Goals For and a 1.08% Goals Against Per Game average. This achievement is even more impressive when you take into account that the Team played with an average of 8 skaters and 1 goalie for most of the season.
Great job Boys we can't wait to see what next year brings.