Grab a teammate and hit the ice at Back Bay's Thunderbird Camp this Summer!
As a legendary creature in certain North American indigenous peoples' history and culture, the Thunderbird is considered a supernatural being of power and strength.
To that end, Back Bay's Thunderbird Camp will focus on making our campers stronger players over the course of the week.
Packed full of fun off ice competitive games, strength training, stick handling and shooting to on ice power skating, decision making and battle drills---Thunderbird campers will leave a better and more complete player.
For more information, please download the brochure below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 26th, 2021
Wolfeboro, NH - The Back Bay Youth Hockey Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mike Potenza will come aboard for the 2021-2022 season as the organization's skills coach. Potenza will work with all teams from Mites to Bantams. Additionally, Potenza will be involved in Back Bay’s Learn to Skate and Learn to Play program.
Potenza has previous ties to the organization serving in a skills capacity, but perhaps more importantly as a parent and a coach at Back Bay. As the current Varsity Boys Head Coach for the Kingswood Knights, Potenza recognizes the importance of skill development. With 34 years of coaching experience Potenza has coached and played at various levels including youth, high school, juniors, college and adult hockey programs.
Back Bay Youth Hockey President Vic Drouin commented, “We are very pleased that Coach Potenza will be rejoining Back Bay. Mike has been a big part of Back Bay for a long time and his expertise as a coach and mentor to our youth players is important to the success of the organization. Back Bay is proud that we are able to offer our players three to four hours per week of practice and skill sessions, we feel it is the most important part of the ADM Development Model.
Fellow board member Aaron House who chairs the program development committee added, "We are incredibly excited to have Coach Potenza return to our programming for the 2021-2022 season. He brings a wealth of experience, teaching ability, and genuinely cares about each player who takes the ice here at Back Bay. He will be instrumental to our players development.”
When asked about coming back to Back Bay, Potenza shared, “I'm very excited to be part of the Back Bay program again.It's a great opportunity for not only myself but also for the kids. I believe very strongly that practices focused on skill development are every bit as important as system focused practices. This will be a great opportunity to implement a progression of skill and drills as the kids move up through the program.”
The 2021-2022 ice hockey season will be Back Bay’s 40th year offering youth hockey to local kids in the greater Wolfeboro area. If you’re interested in learning more about playing at Back Bay please visit their website: www.backbayhockey.com
Article 13 and 14 passed with overwhelming support! Article 13 passed with a vote of 887 - 319; and Article 14 passed with a vote of: 883 - 352
Thank you to Back Bay families for your support and thank you to the Wolfeboro residents who voted in favor of having our beloved Pop Whalen Ice Arena take the first step towards repairs, upgrades, and renovation!
Fred Antonucci, known to hundreds of former players as “Coach Fred,” passed away on January 29, 2021. Coach Fred was instrumental in the formation of Back Bay Youth Hockey, donating time and resources to get the program up and running. He similarly was a key contributor to the construction of the Pop Whalen Arena.
After working to get the youth program and arena established, Coach Fred became the first head coach of the modern iteration of the Kingswood Regional High School varsity ice hockey program. Over the course of decades, Coach Fred coached many successful teams. His teams appeared in three state championship games, winning one. He mentored hundreds of players over the years, teaching them valuable life lessons, as well as the game of hockey.
The Back Bay Youth Hockey community extends a debt of gratitude and our condolences to the Antonucci family.
Back Bay Youth Hockey alumnus Gavin Goodwin, age 18, passed away on January 27, 2021. Gavin recently graduated from Kingswood Regional High School, where he was a member of the varsity ice hockey team.
Gavin loved hockey. He worked hard at his game and put his team first. He was respected by his teammates and coaches alike.
The Back Bay Youth Hockey community extends its condolences to the Goodwin family.