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Barons Rookie & Training Camp Schedule

Rookie Camp

Saturday Aug 8th             12-6       Ayton

Sunday Aug 9th               1-4          Ayton

Please bring Permission to Skate Form


Rookie Game

Thursday Aug 13               8pm       Kincardine




Practice Saturday Aug 15              8-10 pm                Ayton

Practice Tuesday Aug 18               9:30-11 pm          Ayton

Practice Thursday Aug 20              9:30-11 pm          Ayton

Practice Tuesday Aug 25               9:30-11 pm          Ayton



Pre Season Games         

Game Saturday Aug 22                  8 pm                      Ayton    (vs Kincardine)

Game Saturday Aug 29                  8 pm                      Ayton    (vs Mt Forest)

Game Thursday Sept 3                  8:30pm                   Mt Forest




Barons Kids Club

It's that time of year again!!!  The Barons are happy to announce we are offering Kids Club and Birthday Parties to our young fans again this season!!   The Barons Kids Club provides unique gifts and great opportunities for its members including a Free entry package, Skate with the flag, and so much more!!  You will receive 5 free game admissions this season, each time you hand in your ticket your name is entered into a year end draw for a Hockey Stick signed by the Barons and more exciting news coming!!!  Sign up early so you can make it to all the Kids Club games!  All information can be found under FAN ZONE.


Hanover Barons Free Agent Camp

Hanover Barons Golf Tournament

Barons Annual Golf Tournament
Saturday August 15th 2015 - 11:00 am

Bucks Crossing Golf Course

Golf Package $90
18 Holes, Best Ball 
Shot Gun Start 11 am
Golf Cart
Dinner & Prize Presentation @ 5:30 pm 
Please arrive no later then 10:30 for registration

Dinner Only $30

To Enter A Team, Be a Hole Sponsor or additional information contact
Brent at: suebrent@wightman.ca or 519-889-1229

Bubble Ball Soccer

The Barons are pleased to present .... Bubble Ball Soccer....the game is simple the rules are simple and excitement is full .Using an inflatable zorb-like bubble, you can smash into other players and find yourself literally rolling away from the ball, bouncing around and laughing and making others laugh.

We are looking for Co-Ed Teams - 10 players per team minimum 4 girls
Cost per Team is $200

Saturday September 19, 2015

This is an Age Of Majority Event

For more info or to enter a team please contact
Lorrie Pegelo: lpegelo@eastlink.ca or 519 373 1270

Bubble Ball Registration Form

Barons Year End Banquet Awards

On Saturday March 14th the Barons held their Annual Year End Banquet. Once again we would like to congratulate the entire team on a great season! We accomplished huge goals this year and are very proud of the team! Award winners this year were: Colton Culbert, Cody VanDerHeide, Tyson Soers, Justin Graham, Denver Hill, Jarred Kuntz, Brodie LeMay & Mitch Pike. Great season guys, looking forward to starting the next one! Thank you Fans ..... See you all for our Season Opener in September and our 2015/16 season!!

Barons End Season In Walkerton

This past week was quite busy for the OHA Western Junior ’C’ playoffs with Hanover and Walkerton playing three times. The Barons won 2-1 on February 20 in Walkerton but could not win any more losing 5-3 on Friday Feb 20 and losing 5-4 the following night in Walkerton which gave the series to Walkerton.

                On Wednesday February 18 in Walkerton the Barons won their only game in the series beating the Hawks 2-1. Wendel Cameron opened the scoring in the first period assisted by Lucas Johnson and Denver Hill for a 1-0 first period lead. Brett Coulson tied the game for Walkerton at 1:48 of the second. At 9:36 of the second period Brodie Lemay scored what would be the game winner assisted by Brad Pitt and Jarrett Kuntz. The Barons outshot the Hawks 32-23 in this fast paced game that was completed in one hour and fifty-two minutes.

                On Friday February 20 in front of a crowd of 822 fans at the P&H Centre the Barons lost 5-3. In the opening period the Barons and Hawks exchanged goals with Reed Simmons opening the scoring for Walkerton and Justin Graham tying it up assisted by Tyson Soers and Brad Pitt. There was plenty of scoring in the second period with Reed Simmons , Brooks Neithorpe and Calvin Penny scoring for Walkerton and Justin Graham and Tyson Soers scoring for the Barons. Second period assists went to Brad Pitt, Justin Graham, Brodie Lemay and Jarrett Kuntz. In the third the lone goal scorer was Jay Thomson for Walkerton giving them the 5-3 win.

                On Saturday in Walkerton the teams again exchanged opening period goals with Brett Coulson scoring for Walkerton and Colton Culbert scoring for the Barons assisted by Tyson Soers and Brodie Lemay. The second period saw the teams exchange two goals each with Walkerton marksmen being CJ Arthur and Lauchlin Elder and the Jarrett Kuntz getting both Barons goals. Second period assists went to Denver Hill and Brodie Lemay. At 6:04 of the third period the Barons took the lead when Jarrett Kuntz completed his hat trick again assisted by Denver Hill and Brodie Lemay only to have Carter Franks tie it up at 9:41. The Hawks Brenden Welsh scored the eventual winner at 17:57 to win 5-4 and win the series 4-1. Again the Barons outshot the Hawks 40-29. The Barons were quite short- handed in the final game with Teeswater midget goalie Mike Ratchford playing very well in the Barons net when neither Hanover goalie could play due to illnesses and injuries. Wendel Cameron was injured and captain Tyson Soers was injured early in the final game and could not continue.

                This loss ends the Barons season where they finished third in the regular season play with 19 wins sixteen losses and one tie improving substantially from previous years. During the season the Barons did defeat each team in the league at least once but did not win all six games against any opponent.  The Barons also drew more fans to their games than any other team in the league averaging 366 fans per game.

                The Barons wish to thank all those who supported the team this year as well as the sponsors who generously supported the team.


Hanover Wins Battle For Third

The Hanover Barons rallied from two goals down to secure a 5-4 win over the Kincardine Bulldogs.

Hanover never led in the game until netting the game winner. The Barons trailed 4-2 after a short handed goal by Kincardine's Brycin Morrison at 13:48 in the second period. Hanover tied things up at 4-4 on a goal by Ben Watson at 9:34 in the third period. The Barons scored the game winner at 19:59 in the third period on a goal by Watson.

Tyson Soers had two goals to lead Hanover to victory.

The Barons forced the Bulldogs goalie Mitch Campbell to work between the pipes, taking 36 shots.

Hanover additionally got points from Greg Buchanan, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Brodie Lemay also scored for Hanover. Other players who recorded assists for Hanover were Colton Culbert, Justin D Graham, Denver Hill, Lucas Johnson, and Jarrett Kuntz, who each chipped in one.

Kincardine kept Hanover's goalie busy throughout the game, and Gord Walmsley made 28 saves on 32 shots.

Others who scored for Kincardine included Luke Inglis, Shawn Moore, and Patrick Wiejak, who scored one goal each. In addition, Kincardine received assists from Dalton Hnatko, Jordan Bell, Gerrit Satosek, Brady Richards, Matt Baker, and Sam Feagan, who contributed one each.

The Barons incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Campbell recorded 31 saves for the Bulldogs. Kincardine incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. For the Bulldogs, Richards was ejected from the game. 

Mount Forest's comeback falls short, Hanover wins 4-3

The Hanover Barons, who led by four goals at one point, survived a comeback attempt by the Mount Forest Patriots and clinched a 4-3 victory.

Hanover led by four goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Barons' Lucas Johnson scored at 5:21 in the second period to put Hanover up 4-0.


The Barons forced Mount Forest's goalies to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, taking 43 shots and forcing 39 saves. John Nixon made 31 stops and Kyle Sephton made eight. Hanover put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Patriots to score on any of their four power plays. The Barons' defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals.

Hanover was led by Justin D Graham, who registered one goal and one assist. Graham scored 9:05 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Hanover. Tyson Soers assisted on the tally. Others who scored for Hanover included Kyler Jones and Brad Pitt, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Hanover were Denver Hill and Maxwell Barclay, who contributed one each.

Mount Forest excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. The Barons were unable to stop the Patriots from sending pucks towards the net, and Mount Forest eventually piled up 39 shots on goal.

The Patriots were helped by Mitch Betts, who finished with one goal. Betts scored 15:31 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Hanover. Trevor Hughson picked up the assist. Mount Forest also got points from Luke Richardson, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Mount Forest also got a goal from Doug Costanzo as well. In addition, Mount Forest received assists from Doug Ardis and Tyler McCracken, who each chipped in one.

Hanover's Gord Walmsley stopped 36 shots out of the 39 that he faced. The Barons incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Mount Forest incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with five minors. 

Hanover shrugs off penalties, upends Walkerton, 3-0

The Hanover Barons, which found themselves down a man often, weathered the Walkerton Hawks' power play opportunities and emerged with a 3-0 victory.


Hanover was sparked by Tyson Soers, who had one goal. Soers scored 18 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 Hanover. Brodie Lemay picked up the assist.

The Barons were often in penalty trouble, totaling eight minors and two majors for 36 minutes in penalty time. Hanover surpassed its season average of 19.0 penalty minutes per game. The Barons stifled Walkerton's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Hawks were unable to stop Hanover from sending pucks towards the net, and the Barons eventually piled up 33 shots on goal.

Hanover additionally got points from Lemay, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Justin D Graham, who also racked up one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. In addition, Hanover received assists from Colton Culbert, Tanner Bastien, and Jarrett Kuntz, who contributed one each.

Walkerton's penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled seven minors and two majors for 34 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 28.0 minutes per game the Hawks had been spending in the box. Walkerton did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. The Hawks average 5.3 goals per game.

Gord Walmsley recorded 22 saves for Hanover. The Barons registered one goal on nine power play opportunities. For Hanover, Wyatt Carey and Greg Buchanan were ejected from the contest. Tristan Lewis rejected 30 shots on goal for Walkerton. The Hawks registered zero goals on eight power play opportunities. Team's Mitch Borden and Ryan Hamelin were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game.

Hanover Blows Out Mitchell Dec 20th, 7-1

The Hanover Barons were firing on all cylinders against the Mitchell Hawks, and when the final buzzer sounded Barons emerged with a 7-1 win.


Hanover was led by goalie Cody Van der Heide, who finished with 25 saves while allowing one goal. The solid play of Van der Heide will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 3.01.

The Barons were paced by Wendel Cameron, who finished with one goal. Cameron scored 10:03 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Hanover. Denver Hill picked up the assist.

Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 18:38 into the first period. Four fighting penalties were dished out along with three game misconducts.

Hanover's offense rang up 42 shots on Mitchell's net. The Barons surpassed their usual scoring output this season. Hanover has scored at the pace of 3.9 goals per game during the current campaign.

Hanover additionally got points from Brodie Lemay, who also had two goals and two assists to lead the team in points, Lukas Heathers, who also grabbed one goal and two assists, and Tyson Soers, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Hanover included Justin D Graham and Ben Watson, who scored one goal each. More assists for Hanover came via Colton Culbert and Maxwell Barclay, who each chipped in one and Lucas Johnson and Jarrett Kuntz, who contributed two each.

The Hawks were often in penalty trouble, totaling six minors and one major for 27 minutes in penalty time. Mitchell surpassed its season average of 20.0 penalty minutes per game.

The Barons totaled 20 minutes in penalty time with five minors and two majors and went 2-for-6 on the power play. For Hanover, Wyatt Carey was ejected from the game. Dan Skinner(AP) rejected 35 shots on goal for the Hawks. Mitchell registered one goal on four power play opportunities. The Hawks ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Jordan MacKenzie was ejected from the game.

Hanover Survives Walkerton Comeback, Wins 3-2

The Walkerton Hawks tried their best to erase a three-goal deficit, but the Hanover Barons would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 3-2.

Hanover took a 3-0 lead during the third period, only to have Walkerton storm back on a Brandon Lamothe goal 19:31 into the third period to pull to one goal down.


The Barons' penalty kill excelled, as Hanover gave up one goal despite allowing nine power plays.

The Hawks were unable to stop the Barons from sending pucks towards the net, and Hanover eventually piled up 37 shots on goal.

The Barons were helped by Jarrett Kuntz, who racked up one goal. Kuntz scored on the power play 1:22 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Hanover. A tripping penalty on Austin Russell had put Hanover on the power play. Brodie Lemay assisted on the tally. Hanover also had goals scored by Denver Hill and Ben Watson, who scored one goal each. More assists for Hanover came via Justin D Graham, who had two.

Walkerton did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. The Hawks average 5.6 goals per game. Walkerton forced the Barons goalie Cody Van der Heide to work between the pipes, taking 39 shots. The Hawks' penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as Walkerton finished with 28 penalty minutes.

Walkerton also got a goal from Lauchlin Elder as well. Other players who recorded assists for Walkerton were Carter Franks, who had one.

Hanover's Van der Heide stopped 37 shots out of the 39 that he faced. The Barons incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with 10 minors. Erik Angeli recorded 34 saves for the Hawks.

Barons Win a Pair on Weekend


                For the first time this season the Hanover Barons earned four points this past weekend when they beat the Mitchell Hawks 7-2 at the P&H Centre on Friday night and then beat the Goderich Flyers in Goderich 3-2 in an overtime game on Saturday evening. Jarrett Kuntz was on fire for the Barons scoring four goals and gathering three assists in the two games on the weekend.

                At the P&H Centre on Friday night the Mitchell Hawks opened the scoring at 5:30 of the opening period on a goal by Josh Den Otter only to have Hanover defenseman Kyler Jones tie it up at 11:30 assisted by AP Devin Perdue and Jarrett Kuntz. In the second period the Barons found the back of the net four times with Jarrett Kuntz scoring twice and Lucas Johnson and Lukas Heathers getting singles to build a 5-1 lead. Assisting on the second period goals were Tyson Soers and Colton Culbert with two each and single assists to Cole Leslie and Garrett Reed. Kyle Spence replied with one for Mitchell in the final minute of the second.  The Barons continued to score in the third period with Colton Culbert and Garrett Reed scoring with assists to Jarrett Kuntz and Cole Leslie. The Barons power play was working well with the home team scoring four power play goals on only five opportunities. Cody Van der Heide got the win in goal for the Barons.

                In Goderich on Saturday night the Barons opened the scoring at 5:29 of the second period when Jarrett Kuntz assisted by Tyson Soers got the Barons on the scoreboard. Goderich tied it up before the end of the second period. In the third the Barons again took the lead with Tyson Soers scoring and Jarrett Kuntz assisting only to have the Flyers score late to tie the game and force overtime. In the overtime it was Jarrett Kuntz getting his second of the night on a power play to give the Barons a 3-2 win.

                With these two wins the Barons are now 10 -10 -0 on the season and hold down fourth place in the seven team league. Also of note on Saturday night the Wingham Ironmen took over top spot in the league.

                Barons next home game is Saturday December 6 in the afternoon at 2:00pm when the Kincardine Bulldogs play the Barons. 

Barons Getting Hot


It has been a long time since the Hanover Barons beat the Wingham Ironmen but on Saturday night in front of a crowd of 580 fans at the Mildmay Arena the Barons beat the Ironmen 5-4. The previous night in Walkerton the Barons played quite well but came up short losing 5-2 to the Walkerton Hawks.

On Saturday night in Mildmay there was no scoring in the opening period although the Barons did outshoot the Ironmen 11-9. The Barons struck early in the second period when team captain and Mildmay native Tyson Soers put the Barons ahead only 33 seconds into the period and the Barons were never behind in the game although it did get close in the third period. Assisting on the Soers goal was another Mildmay native Jarrett Kuntz and Durham native Justin Graham. The Barons built a 3-1 lead in the second period when Ben Watson and Wendel Cameron scored with assists going to Lucas Johnson, Lukas Heathers, Denver Hill and newcomer Kyler Jones. Wingham rookie Holdyn Lansink replied for the Ironmen. Denver Hill made it 4-1 Barons early in the third assisted by Brad Pitt. Wingham then scored twice in a minute and nineteen seconds to make it 4-3 at 9:11 of the third. At 10:15 Barons rookie defenseman and another Mildmay native Colton Culbert made it 5-3 assisted by Brodie Lemay. The Ironmen added one more at 13:26 and did make it close at the end with the goalie on the bench but the Barons weathered the storm and finished with a 5-4 win. Third period Ironmen scorers were Jordan Skerrett, Justin Jacklin and Ryan McNeil. Cody van der Heide play well in the Hanover goal with shots on goal being 34-34 was indicative of the very close and well played game.

On Friday night in Walkerton the Barons again played well outshooting the league leading Hawks 41-29 but could not find the back of the net. The Hawks opened the scoring on a first period power play goal by Mitch Borden and followed up in the second period with two more by Lauchin Elder and Calvin Penney scoring on a penalty shot. The Barons finally got on the scoreboard at 3:26 of the third period when Justin Graham connected on a power play assisted by Garrett Reed and Jarrett Kuntz. Another power play goal at 7:52 by Baron Garrett Reed made it 3-2 and it looked like the comeback was on but at 14:42 Calvin Penney scored on another power play and it was Penney who put one in the empty net for the 5-2 Walkerton win. Gord Walmsley was in goal for the Barons and certainly held the Barons in the game until late in the final period. On the power play the Barons were 2 for 7 and the Hawks were 2 for 4.

Baron’s next home game is Saturday November 1 at the P&H Centre at 8:00 when the much improved Goderich Flyers play the Barons.

Pink In The Rink A Huge Success

Pink In the Rink Game in Mildmay a Huge Success on and off the Ice


The Hanover Barons had a very successful sojourn to Mildmay Saturday, where they hosted the Wingham Ironmen.  With a combined 12 players from South Bruce on both teams, a virtual sell-out crowd watched the Barons win a thrilling 5-4 victory over the Ironmen.   The incredible support from the South Bruce fans was very much appreciated by both teams.

The Barons were playing with heavy hearts, after learning of the death of long-time Barons Equipment Manager Ron Stephen’s wife Robyn this week.  The team dedicated last night’s game to her memory and played with a level of passion

The team wore Pink Jerseys last night to help raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer and helped raise almost $1500 for the cause.

A huge thank you to everyone for making the night a big success.


The Barons will take on the Wingham Ironmen on Saturday Oct 25th at 8:30pm at the Mildmay Carrick Recreation Complex. We will be making a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Hope you can join us for this event!

Barons 2nd Annual Road Toll

The Barons were out on Saturday October 11th for their 2nd Annual Road Toll.  Players included Max Barclay, Jarret Kuntz, Lucas Johnson, Wyatt Carrey, Gord Wamsley, Cody, Van Der Heide, Garret Weigel, Brodie LeMay and Tyson Soers.  THANK YOU all for your generous support!! 

Hanover Barons Announces Radio Broadcast Schedule

Radio Broadcast Schedule with Bluewater Radio

The Hanover Barons are pleased to announce they have reached a deal with 91.3 FM Bluewater Radio on a 6 game Radio Broadcast Schedule for the 2014-15 Hockey season.   Play-by-Play Commentator Steve Fitzsimmons and Colour Commentator Bill Granger will be calling all the action once again this season. 

“We are very pleased that Steve and Bill will be back behind the mike for Hanover Barons games on Bluewater Radio.  The experience they bring as the long-time commentators of the OHL’s Guelph Storm is a real coup for the Barons to have them on our broadcasts.  The level of quality of their broadcasts is unparalleled in Junior C hockey and we’re delighted to welcome them back. “ commented Brent Meyers, President of the Hanover Barons.


The 6 game Schedule includes one game against each of the 6 other teams in the league and has 4 home games and 2 road dates. 

Sat, Nov 1st - Goderich at Hanover
Friday, Nov 28th - Mitchell at Hanover
Sat, Dec 6th - Kincardine at Hanover
Sat, Dec 13th - Hanover at Mount Forest
Sat, Dec 27th - Wingham at Hanover
Sat, Jan 3rd - Hanover at Walkerton

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