The Back Mountain Bandits hosted Mountain Top for the first game of the season and came up on the short end of a 6-4 score. Scoring goals for the Bandits were Ricky Morgan, Michael Santora, Ryan Cohen and Stone Mannello.
The Back Mountain Bandits Girls 7/8 team opened the 2012 season with a double-header against the Easton MS Red and Black teams.
In the first game against Easton Red, the Bandits played strong but came up short, losing 11-6.
Scoring for the Bandits were Samantha Delamater (four goals), Jordon Kelly (one goal) and Taylor Alba (one goal) with assists going to Amada Miller, who had two, Kathy Strohl and Julia Baloh with one assist each.
In the second game, the Bandits shut out Easton Black, 9-0, and were led by the excellent goaltending of Grace Butler. Anchoring the defense were Tabitha Greene, Claudia Leu, Lauren Finnegan and Katie Snedeker.
Scoring for the Bandits were Amanda Miller with two goals, Samantha Delamater with three goals, Hailee DuMont, Jordon Kelly, Julia Hutsko and Claudia Waltz with one goal each. Assists went to Jessica Blat who had two, Katie Kapral, Jordon Kelly and Emily Masi with one goal each.