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.
The following link will provide COVID 19 information related to the Back Bay Indians Home ice rink and will assist everyone with following their policies and procedures for entering.
Click on the flyer below to register. Space is limited so register as soon as possible.
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It is that time of year for The Back Bay Indians Cash Calendar fundraiser. This fundraiser provides cash to support the Back Bay scholarship funds and team expenses during the season. As one of Back Bays major fundraising events we need everyone’s support.
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Back Bay Hockey in connection with Brine Team Sales has re-opened the team store so you may order apparel for the season or as gifts for the Holidays. Please click on the link above and scroll until you find the Back Bay Hockey logo.
This site will be open until the 16th of November at which time it will no longer be available.
Thank you to everyone that was able to make our 1st Annual Mini-Golf Tournament! We were able to raise just over $2,200 to help with tuition assistance. Thank you to Putter's Village owners Alicia & Nickolas Laganas for hosting our event and a BIG thanks to all of the following sponsors for being part of a great event!
Alpha Tech Refrigeration
Back Bay Alumni
Brookside Plumbing & Heating
Doran Independent Insurance
Full Belli Deli
Greg Shannon Construction & Painting
Green Mountain Communication
Jon Clark Agency - Allstate
LSV Design + Architecture
Snap Happy Kidz
Sum Mer Maids
The Back Bay Indians hockey program kicked off their 2020 – 2021 season Saturday afternoon with its U18 Split Season Midget team. The U18’s hosted the New England Edge Midget 1’s in a home opener at the Merrill Fay Arena in Laconia. An outstanding show by both Back Bay Indian goaltenders (Oleg Sheahan and Bryson Wrobleski) resulted in the U18’s first shutout of the season. Goals by three Indian forwards (Captain, Cody Emerson (4), TJ O’Keefe (1) and Colby Hall (1)) with assists by Cody Emerson, Ethan Mosher, Braden Cash, Nate Holiday and Dylan Mathieu. The 6 – 0 Win was a result of the teams efforts. Head Coach Sikich said, “The kids looked rusty and in need of some conditioning but we definitely have the skill and ability to compete, I am looking forward to the season and see how we can grow as a team.” The Back Bay Indian’s U18 team will be playing their second game of the season on Saturday 10/3/20 @ 12:00 PM at Merrill Fay Arena against Concord 2.
You can follow the Back Bay Indians on Instagram and Facebook or by going to their website www.backbayhockey.com. Anyone interested in learning how to play can find information on the website.
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
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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.