Hanover Barons

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Hanover Barons
Hanover Barons
Western Ontario Junior C Hockey League[1]
City Hanover, Ontario
Founded Circa 1964[2]
Franchise history 1964[2]-1972:[3] Hanover Hurricanes[3]
1972-Present:[4] Hanover Barons[4]
Head Coach Mike Orr[5]
General Manager Terry Whiteside[6]
Arena P&H Centre
Team Colors Red, Yellow, and White[7]
League Champions 1971, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2001, and 2003
Clarence Schmalz Cups 1991

The Hanover Barons are a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Hanover, Ontario, Canada.[4] They play out in the Western Junior C Hockey League.[1] The Barons spent the 2009-10 season in the neighbouring town of Durham, Ontario while their new arena was being built in Hanover.

History[edit]

The Hanover Hurricanes originated in the Western Junior C Hockey League in the mid-1960s.[2] In 1968, they made the jump to the Western Junior D Hockey League,[3] only to return not long after.

The Barons had no shortage of tough competition in the 1970s, in the 1976-77 season the Barons were completely winless as the Listowel Cyclones dominated the league and were champions that year.[8] According to the Owen Sound Sun Times, on February 16, 1977 the Barons were defeated by the New Hamburg Hahns by a score of 34-0 and outshot 109 to 13.[9]

In the 1980s, the league became the Grey-Bruce Junior "C" Hockey League.[4] In 1984-85, the Barons came together and had a perfect season. With 28 wins in 30 games and 2 ties, the Barons went on to win their first league title since 1971. In 1985, the Barons took over the league and held them hostage for the next nine seasons. In 1988, the league became the Western Junior "C" Hockey League.[4]

In 1989, the Barons made it to the All-Ontario Final and lost to the Bradford Bulls 4-games-to-2.[10] In 1991, the Barons won the their first and only Clarence Schmalz Cup as All-Ontario Champions, defeating the Orangeville Crushers 4-games-to-3.[10] In 1993, the Barons made it to the Final again and lost out to the Napanee Raiders 4-games-to-2.[10]

In recent years, the Barons have been stuck behind two very powerful teams. The Wingham Ironmen and the Kincardine Bulldogs do not leave a lot of breathing room for the other teams in the league and for at least the past few seasons have kept the Barons out of those top two spots.

In the 2004-05 regular season, the Barons finished in third place. In the playoff semi-final they drew the Kincardine Bulldogs who defeated them 4-games-to-1.[11]

The 2005-06 season saw the Barons finish off in third place, they drew the sixth seeded Mount Forest Patriots in a best-of-3 series for the league quarter-final. The Barons finished off the Patriots 2-games-to-none. In the semi-final, the Barons found themselves against the second seeded Kincardine Bulldogs. The Barons were defeated 4-games-to-none by the eventual league champions.[11]

In 2006-07, the Barons finished the regular season in fourth place as a late season surge by the Walkerton Hawks displaced them from their characteristic third seed. In a best-of-5 quarter-final, the Barons drew the Mount Forest Patriots and defeated them 3-games-to-1. In the semi-final, the Barons were put up against the top seeded Kincardine Bulldogs but lost the series 4-games-to-1.[11]

For the 2009-10 season, the Barons played in neighbouring Durham, Ontario while awaiting the building of their new arena in Hanover.

Season-by-Season Standings[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1964-65 30 7 23 0 - 110 195 14 10th CJCHL
1965-66 32 18 11 3 - 164 145 39 4th CJCHL
1966-67 24 12 9 3 - 141 107 27 3rd WJCHL
1967-70 Statistics Not Available
1970-71 32 21 9 2 - -- -- 44 2nd WJCHL Won League, Lost CSC SF
1971-72 Statistics Not Available
1972-73 30 12 17 1 - -- -- 25 7th CJCHL
1973-74 33 9 19 5 - 140 185 23 6th CJCHL
1974-75 30 17 8 5 - 162 139 39 2nd CJCHL II
1975-76 31 2 27 2 - 117 252 6 5th CJCHL II
1976-77 36 0 35 1 - 70 529 1 7th CJCHL
1977-78 34 7 26 1 - 114 255 15 5th CJCHL
1978-79 30 5 22 3 - 112 199 13 7th CJCHL
1979-80 28 8 18 2 - 121 168 18 6th CJCHL
1980-81 30 9 17 4 - 157 209 22 7th GBJCHL
1981-82 30 3 26 1 - 80 178 7 7th GBJCHL
1982-83 30 14 14 2 - 130 134 30 3rd GBJCHL
1983-84 30 15 12 3 - 168 138 34 4th GBJCHL
1984-85 30 28 0 2 - 207 106 58 1st GBJCHL Won League, Lost CSC QF
1985-86 30 24 2 4 - 226 96 52 1st GBJCHL Won League, Lost CSC QF
1986-87 25 23 2 0 - 262 75 46 1st GBJCHL Won League, Lost CSC SF
1987-88 30 25 2 3 - 204 111 53 1st GBJCHL Won League, Lost CSC SF
1988-89 30 21 6 3 - 190 122 45 1st WJCHL Won League, Lost CSC Final
1989-90 30 22 6 2 - 209 100 46 1st WJCHL Won League, Lost CSC QF
1990-91 30 24 4 2 - 205 89 50 1st WJCHL Won League, Won CSC
1991-92 30 25 2 3 - 202 71 53 1st WJCHL Won League, Lost CSC QF
1992-93 29 26 1 2 - 240 78 54 1st WJCHL Won League, Lost CSC Final
1993-94 32 13 12 7 - -- -- 33 3rd WJCHL
1994-95 30 18 8 4 - 148 127 40 2nd WJCHL
1995-96 30 22 5 3 - 163 113 47 1st WJCHL
1996-97 29 14 9 6 - 142 116 34 4th WJCHL
1997-98 36 20 14 2 - 164 113 42 3rd WJCHL Lost Final
1998-99 36 22 11 3 - 152 94 47 3rd WJCHL Lost Quarter-final
1999-00* 33 18 14 1 - 134 102 37 3rd WJCHL Lost Semi-final
2000-01 39 34 3 2 - 257 84 70 1st WJCHL Won League, Lost CSC SF
2001-02 35 26 7 2 - 171 96 54 2nd WJCHL Lost Final
2002-03 35 22 11 - 2 142 103 48 3rd WJCHL Won League, Lost CSC SF
2003-04 34 16 16 2 0 112 124 34 3rd WJCHL Lost Semi-final
2004-05 40 15 22 3 0 164 181 33 3rd WJCHL Lost Semi-final
2005-06 39 17 15 4 3 163 148 41 3rd WJCHL Lost Semi-final
2006-07 40 20 18 0 2 160 157 42 4th WJCHL Lost Semi-final
2007-08 39 23 12 - 4 210 155 50 3rd WJCHL Lost Semi-final
2008-09 36 23 11 - 2 178 116 48 3rd WJCHL Lost Final
2009-10 36 23 7 - 6 155 97 52 2nd WJCHL Lost Final
2010-11 36 17 16 - 3 178 165 37 5th WJCHL Lost Semi-final
2011-12 36 21 10 - 5 148 128 47 3rd WJCHL Lost Semi-final
2012-13 36 12 22 - 2 147 176 26 6th WJCHL Lost Quarter-final
2013-14 35 7 25 - 3 105 194 17 6th WJCHL Lost Semi-final

(*) The 1999-00 Season was altered drastically due to the folding of the Lakeshore Pirates. As a disproportionate amount of games had been played by each team against Lakeshore, all history of these games were erased.[12]

Clarence Schmalz Cup Appearances[edit]

1989: Bradford Bulls defeated Hanover Barons 4-games-to-2[10]
1991: Hanover Barons defeated Orangeville Crushers 4-games-to-3[10]
1993: Napanee Raiders defeated Hanover Barons 4-games-to-2[10]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Western C Teams | Western Junior C Hockey League | Junior C | Leagues | Ontario Hockey Association
  2. ^ a b c London Free Press Sports Section, February 1965
  3. ^ a b c HanoverHurricanes
  4. ^ a b c d e , Durham, Ontario (2009-10 Only)Hanover Barons
  5. ^ Hanover Barons Coaching Staff
  6. ^ Hanover Barons Executive
  7. ^ Welcome To The Home of the Hanover Barons
  8. ^ Owen Sound Sun Times Sports section final standings
  9. ^ Owen Sound Sun Times Sports section, February 1977
  10. ^ a b c d e f Ontario Hockey Association 2006-2007 Constitution, Regulations and Rules of Competition by The Ontario Hockey Association (2006)
  11. ^ a b c Home | Ontario Hockey Association
  12. ^ Owen Sound Sun Times Sports Section, November 1999.
  13. ^ Owen Sound Sun Times Sports Section final standings
  14. ^ London Free Press Sports Section final standings
  15. ^ Mount Forest Confederate Sports Section final standings
  16. ^ Owen Sound Sun Times Sports Section for Goal totals
  17. ^ Home | Ontario Hockey Association
  18. ^ Legends of Hockey - NHL Player Search - Player - Jeff MacMillan
  19. ^ Legends of Hockey - NHL Player Search - Player - Jordan Willis
  20. ^ National Hockey League Officials Association - Members

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