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Barons Lead Patriots Two Games to One

The Hanover Barons beat the Mount Forest Patriots twice this past weekend to take a two games to one lead in their OHA Western Junior C quarter-final playoff round. The Barons got off to a rough start losing 4-0 to the Patriots in the opening game in Mount Forest but bounced back with a 5-4 overtime win on Friday night at the P&H Centre and then beat the Patriots the next night at home 5-2 for the lead in the series.

In the series opener in Mount Forest the Patriots scored three first period goals and went on to a 4-0 win in game one. Patriots goals scorers were Blair Butchart with two and single goals to Brandon Aitken and Ty Jackson. The Barons did not play all that badly in game one missing numerous opportunities including a missed penalty shot and at least two posts. Shots on goal were 46-39 for Mount Forest. The game did have a lot of penalties with the Barons racking up 81 minutes and the Patriots getting 56 minutes.

On Friday night at the P&H Centre in front of a crowd of 447 the Barons got on the scoreboard first when Jarrett Kuntz scored four minutes into the game assisted by Mitch Wand and Brodie LeMay. Blair Butchart tied it up for Mount Forest less than two minutes later and the first period ended tied at 1-1. In the second the Barons scored twice with Jarrett Kuntz getting his second of the game assisted by captain Denver Hill and the Minto connection of Cole Leslie assisted by Carson Ivel  made it 3-1 Barons after two periods. In the final period the Patriots found their scoring touch getting three unanswered goals by Doug Ardis, Riley O’Connell and Brendon Aitken to get ahead 4-3 with 9 minutes remaining. At 13:42 Justin Graham evened the score at 4-4 when he scored assisted by Derek Williams forcing the game to overtime. At 10:46 of the overtime period it was Justin Graham again scoring for the Barons assisted by Matt Schields that gave the Barons the 5-4 win and tied the series at a game each. Cody Van der Heide stopped 37 of 41 shots in goal for the Barons and was chosen first star of the game.

In Mount Forest on Saturday night with a crowd of 550 fans the Barons struck first when defenseman Carson Ivel scored at 4:00 assisted by Denver Hill and Justin Graham. The Patriots replied with two goals of their own by Doug Ardis and Riley O’Connell only to have Baron Tanner Bastien tie it up late in the period. Assisting on the Bastien goal were Matt Shields and Tanner Mighton. The second period was a penalty filled affair with the Barons having numerous power plays but were only able to score once on 24 shots on goal. The Barons goal scorer was Mitch Pike assisted by Cole Leslie and Mitch Wand. In the third period Mitch Wand scored an unassisted goal short-handed at 1:09 for a 4-2 lead and Jarrett Kuntz added an empty net goal for the 5-2 win. Cody Van der Heide again played well in net for the Barons stopping 39 of 41 shots.

The Barons play at home on Tuesday Feb 9 and in Mount Forest on Friday Feb 12. If necessary the Barons play at home on Saturday Feb 13 at 8:00 at the P&H Centre.

Barons Beat Flyers and Patriots

On the final week of the regular season the Hanover Barons had two big wins as they readied themselves for the Western Junior C playoffs. The Barons beat the Goderich Flyers 4-2 on Friday night at the P&H Centre and on Saturday night travelled to Mount Forest where the Barons won 5-4 in a very entertaining and exciting game.

                On Friday night at the P&H Centre the Barons were first on the scoreboard when Cole Leslie scored on a re-directed shot for defenseman Derek Williams for an early lead. Wendel Cameron also assisted on the goal. The Flyer’s Luke Fraser tied the game one minute later only to have Mitch Wand score for Hanover midway through the period assisted by Cole Leslie and Wendel Cameron and come out of the opening period with a 2-1 lead. In the second period the teams traded goals by Tanner Mighton assisted by Mitch Wand and Ben Watson and Flyer Brandon Priestap scoring for Goderich. The only goal of the third period was by Baron Lucas Johnson getting a power play goal at 12:02 assisted by Matt Shields. Cody Van der Heide got the win in goal for the Barons stopping 33 of 35 shots for his eleventh win of the season.

                In Mount Forest on Saturday night the Barons had an excellent first period scoring two power play goals by defenseman Mitchell Pike and rookie Noah Johnson. Assisting on the first period goals were Matt Shields, Noah Johnson and Brodie LeMay. The second period was all Patriots with the home team scoring three unanswered goals by Riley O’Connell and Trevor Hughson with a pair and taking a 3-2 lead. In the third, Ben Watson tied it up for the Barons at 10:26 assisted by Cole Leslie and Carson Ivel. Fifty-nine seconds later Brodie LeMay put the Barons ahead with an unassisted goal. At 15:57 Patriot Riley O’Connell tied it up for Mount Forest but it was Baron Wendel Cameron who had a very productive weekend gave the Barons the lead with only 1:08 remaining. The Patriots got their goalie to the bench for an extra attacker but the Barons prevailed and goalie Gord Walmsley played very well for the Barons 5-4 win.

                The Baron’s playoff pairing are these same Mount Forest Patriots and the first round begins Wednesday in Mount Forest and returns to the P&H Centre for a Friday night game at 8:00pm.   

A Win & a Loss for Barons

This past weekend the Hanover Barons had a win and a loss in OHA Western Junior C action. The Barons lost to Wingham 5-3 on Friday night in Wingham and beat the surging Mount Forest Patriots 7-6 in overtime at the P&H Centre on Saturday evening.

                In Wingham on Friday night the Barons scored at 1:18 of the first period when Brodie LeMay scored for the Barons assisted by Wendel Cameron and Jarrett Kuntz. Wingham tied the game late in the period when Mitch Deelstra scored for the Ironmen. The second period was a disaster for the Barons allowing four unanswered goals by Ironmen Bailey Poels, Greg Scott, Jeremy Ross and Mitch Deelstra ending the second period down 5-1. Coach Chris Ahrens was able to rally the Barons getting two third period goals by Joel Schantz and Cole Leslie but it was not enough as the Barons lost 5-3.  The Barons outshot the Ironmen 35-25 (15-7 in the third period) but could not find a way to win.

                At the P&H Centre on Saturday it was Mount Forest who jumped into an early lead with Troy Oakley and Mitch Betts scoring for the Patriots only to have the Barons score twice in a 27 second span midway through the period for a 2-2 tie after one period. First period goal scorers were Ben Watson and Mitchell Pike with assists going to Jarrett Kuntz, Lucas Johnson and Joel Schantz. In the second period the Barons took a short lived lead when Jarrett Kuntz score 31 seconds into the period assisted by Justin Graham. The Patriots roared back with Trevor Hughson and Brandon Aitken scoring making it 4-3 Patriots after two periods. In the third period Barons rookie Noah Johnson scored twice and Lucas Johnson score once which was enough to have a 6-6 tie at the end of regulation and force overtime for the fourth time this season for the Barons. Mount Forest third period goal scorers were Riley O’Connell and Doug Costanzo. Earning assists for the Barons in the third period were Tanner Mighton with two and  Cole Leslie with a single assist. In the overtime there was no scoring in the first overtime period but in the second overtime the Patriots were penalized at 1:04 and at 2:31 of the second overtime Mitch Pike scored his second goal of the game for the Barons first overtime win this season by a 7-6 score.

                Baron’s next home game is Saturday January 16 when the Barons get another run at the Wingham Ironmen at the P&H Centre at 8:00pm.

Alumni Game Cancelled

Barons Cancel 1991 Championship team vs. Alumni game set for January 9th
 
The Hanover Barons regret to inform everyone that they are cancelling the Alumni game involving the 1991 Barons Championship team. We have not been able to put in the required efforts needed to make this game a success,
due to limited volunteers. We envision this event being a special hockey game and will look to host this game next season and be able to put in the required efforts to make it special for both players and fans.
 
 

Barons lose Two on Weekend

 

The Hanover Barons lost both their games this past weekend losing 3-2 to the Mitchell hawks on Friday night at the Hanover P&H Centre and losing 4-2 to Walkerton on Saturday night in Walkerton.

                At the P&H Centre on Friday night the Barons and Mitchell Hawks exchanges power play goals in the opening period. Cole Leslie scored for Hanover assisted by Mitch Wand and Tanner Mighton. Lucas Spence replied for Mitchell. Mitchell had the only goal of the second period when Garrett James made it 2-1 for Mitchell. In the third Wil Marcy put Mitchell up 3-1 only to have Lucas Johnson score at 16:52 making it 3-2. The Barons got goalie Cody Van der Heide to the bench for the extra attacker but could not get the equalizer losing 3-2. Barons out shot Mitchell 34-22 but could not beat Mitchell goalie Brock Baier.

                In Walkerton on Saturday night it again was a close game in spite of the 142 minutes in penalties called by referee Scott Walls. The Barons got ahead early on a power play goal by Ben Watson assisted by Mitchell Pike but allowed the Walkerton Hawks two first period goals by brothers Spencer and Lauchin Elder. Walkerton made it 3-1 in the second when Connor Patton scored the only goal of the period. Tanner Mighton made it 3-3 at 6:19 of the final period but the Barons again could not score the tying goal although they had a lengthy two man advantage midway through the period. The Walkerton Hawks added an empty net goal again by Spencer Elder for the 4-2 win. Barons outshot the Hawks 36-35 and went 1 for 12 on their power play opportunities. 

                Barons next home game is Sunday December 27 at 2:00pm when the Walkerton Hawks return to the P&H Centre.

Graham and LeMay Lead Barons to Two Wins

Justin Graham had four goals and Brodie LeMay had three as the Barons had two wins this past weekend defeating the Wingham Ironmen 4-3 on Friday night and the Goderich Flyers 4-1 on Saturday night in Goderich.

On Friday night in Wingham the Barons got on the scoreboard first when newcomer Brad Binkle scored unassisted at 1:45 of the opening period. Wingham tied it up at 10:45 on a short-handed goal by Matt MacCracken. At the 11:02 mark of the period Justin Graham started his natural hat-trick of three consecutive unanswered goals. The second and third markers came at 15:48 of the first and 4:08 of the second period for his second hat trick of the season. Assisting on the goals were Jarrett Kuntz and Denver Hill with two assists each and Brodie Lemay getting a single assist. The Ironmen scored two power play goals with the Barons two men short each time for the 4-3 Barons win which broke a three game losing streak by the Barons. Although Justin Graham had the hat trick, it was Cody van der Heide in goal for the Barons that was awarded the first star of the game stopping 30 of 33 shots on goal. 

In Goderich on Saturday night the Barons built a four goal lead over the first two periods of play with Brodie LeMay getting his first hat trick as a Hanover Baron. Justin Graham added the fourth goal for his fourth goal of the weekend. Earning assists were Cole Leslie with two and single assists to Lucas Johnson, Denver Hill, Wendel Cameron, Derek Williams and Mitch Wand. Jesse McIntyre was the lone scorer for the Flyers. Cody van der Heide got the win in goal for the Barons stopping 25 of 26 shots.

Barons next home game is Friday December 18 when the Kincardine Bulldogs face off with the Barons at 8:00pm at the P&H Centre.

Western Jr ā€Cā€ā€™s Win All Star Game 4-3

On Saturday afternoon in Mitchell the Western Junior “C” League All Stars defeated the Georgian Bay Mid-Ontario Junior “C” League All Stars 4-3 in a very fast paced game. The win assures the Western League champions home game advantage in the Schmaltz Cup playoff this year when the league champions meet in March of 2016.

                The Hanover Barons were well represented on the All Star team with forwards Jarrett Kuntz and Justin Graham, defenseman Tanner Mighton and goalie Cody Van der Heide.                                                                    In the game Jarrett Kuntz opened the scoring at 15:14 of the first period assisted by fellow Baron Tanner Mighton. The Georgian Bay team responded with three goals by the 10:44 mark of the second period but the Western league responded with their own three goal outburst getting the 4-3 win. Jarrett Kuntz assisted Lauchlin Elder on the winning goal at 11:17 of the third period. Cody van der Heide played the second half of the game and shutout the Georgian Bay team in the last half of the game making many key saves especially when the Western team were two men short.

                These four All Stars will be in action on Friday night at the P&H Centre when the Barons host the Mount Forest Patriots at 8:00pm.

Barons Beat Ironmen 6-3

On Friday night at the P&H Centre the Hanover Barons defeated the Wingham Ironmen 6-3 in front of 317 fans in their only game this past weekend.

                The Barons built up a four goal lead by the midway point of the second period on goals by Cole Leslie, Jarrett Kuntz, Joel Shantz and Justin Graham before the Ironmen could get on the scoreboard. Assisting on the goals were Tanner Mighton with two and singles to Brodie LeMay, Joel Schantz and Denver Hill. When the Ironmen did find their scoring they notched three unanswered goals. Ironmen scorers were rookie Mitch Deelstra and  Ryan McNeil with two for a 4-3 score at 1:34 of the third period. The Barons did manage to find their composure and their scoring when Justin Graham scored at 6:22 of the third and Tanner Mighton at 14:19 for the 6-3 win. Third period assists went to Justin Graham, Denver Hill and Jarrett Kuntz. Cody Van der Heide got the victory in goal for the Barons. The Barons outshot the Ironmen 40-22 and were three for six on their power play opportunities.

                The Barons next home game is Friday November 27 at 8:00 when the Barons host the Mount Forest Patriots.

Barons Beat Patriots, Lose to Bulldogs

Tyler Loucks #14

 

                The Hanover Barons beat the Mount Forest Patriots 8-4 on Friday night to extend their winning streak to four games but had the streak ended in Kincardine when they lost 5-4 in double overtime to the Bulldogs.

                At the Davidson Centre in Kincardine on Saturday night the Barons fell behind 2-0 in the first period on goals by Bulldogs Gerrit Satosek and Brent Burrows but found their scoring in the second period when Tyler Loucks, Mitchell Pike and Cole Leslie scored for the Barons. Earning assists were Justin Graham, Brodie Lemay and rookie Noah Johnson. Dalton Hnatko scored for Kincardine in the second period for the 3-3 tie after two periods. The Bulldogs went ahead at 6:05 of the third period when Patrick Wiejak made it 4-3 but again the Barons rallied and at 17:46 Justin Graham tied it up assisted by Denver Hill and Kyler Jones. There was no scoring in the first overtime period and with only 1:10 remaining in the second overtime Mike Asadca score for Kincardine making it 5-4 for the Bulldogs. Gord Walmsley was in goal for the Barons stopping 36 of 41 shots.

                At the P&H Centre on Friday night Tyler Loucks lead the way for the Barons with three goals and two assists for a five point night when the Barons beat the Mount Forest Patriots 8-4.

                Hanover got ahead in the first period on goals by Tanner Mighton and Devin Perdue. Assisting on the goals were Justin Graham, Mitch Wand, Brodie Lemay and Tyler Loucks. In the second the Barons continued to score with Tyler Loucks and Brodie LeMay scoring in the period before Mount Forest got on the scoreboard with a goal by Blair Butchart who would score the hat trick for Mount Forest. In the last three minutes of the second period the Barons tallied three more goals for a 7-1 lead at the end of two periods. Tyler Loucks had two and Mitch Wand had a single goal with assists going to Justin Graham and Jarrett Kuntz with two each and single assists going Brodie Lemay, Lucas Johnson, Cole Leslie and Noah Johnson. In the third period Mount Forest found their scoring getting three goals, Kyle Hunter with one and Blair Butchart with two before the Barons answered with a goal by Justin Graham assisted by Tyler Loucks and Lucas Johnson for the 8-4 win. Cody Van der Heide got the win in goal for the Barons. This was the Barons fourth win in a row and the first time this season the Barons beat the Patriots.

                The Barons next home game is Friday the 13th at 8:00pm at the P&H Centre when the Mitchell Hawks are the opposition.

All-Star & Top Prospect Rosters Announced

The Western Jr. C Hockey League has announced it's All-Star lineup for the upcoming game against The Georgan Bay Mid-Ontario Jr. C All-Stars to be played at the Mitchell Arena on Saturday, November 21st beginning at 4:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast on CKNX AM 920.  Four players will represent  the Hanover Barons.  Congratulations to Cody Van der Heide, Tanner Mighton, Jarrett Kuntz and Justin Graham.  

The WJCHL also announced it's Top Prospects lineup (born in 98/99) for a game also at the Mitchell Arena on Saturday, November 21st beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Congratulations to Derek Williams and Noah Johnson.  On reserve is Devin Perdue.

Barons Win Twice on Weekend

                       

For the first time this season the Hanover Barons won both of their OHA Western Junior “C” game this weekend beating the Kincardine Bulldogs 4-2 on Friday night at the P&H Centre and beating the Mitchell Hawks 4-3 on Sunday night in Mitchell.

On Friday night at the P&H Centre the Barons opened the scoring at 0:19 of the second period when Jarrett Kuntz scored on a power play. Assisting on the goal were Tanner Mighton and Justin Graham. The Barons then allowed the Bulldogs two unanswered goals by Keegan Angel and Dalton Hnatko. At 15:23 of the third period Justin Graham knotted the game at 2-2 when he scored assisted by Jarrett Kuntz and then got the winning goal at 18:01 on a “shifty” move taking the puck from the Kincardine defenseman and beating the Kincardine goalie. Jarrett Kuntz added an empty net goal assisted by Tanner Mighton for the 4-2 Barons win. The game was very even with the shots on goal being 31-31 and the Barons having only two minor penalties in the game. Gord Walmsley got his second win in two games stopping 29 of the 31 shots on goal. 

On Sunday night in Mitchell the Barons built up a three goal lead by the 4:17 mark of the second period with Cole Leslie getting two first period goals and Tyler Loucks  scoring on his first game back after missing three weeks due to an injury. Assisting on the goals were Brodie Lemay, Mitch Wand and Mitchell Pike. Mitchell Hawks got on the scoreboard late in the second period on a power play goal by MacKinnon Hawkins. Hanover made it 4-1 at 7:44 of the third period when Lucas Johnson scored assisted by Jarrett Kuntz and Josh Keuneman. The Hawks found some life late in the third period scoring two goals thirty seconds apart midway through the third period but the Barons held off the Mitchell rally and won the game 4-3 for their third win in a row. Cody Van der Heide got the win in goal for Hanover stopping 44 of 47 shots. This 4-3 win ended the Mitchell Hawks winning streak at four games.

As of November 1 Hanover Barons Jarrett Kuntz leads the scoring in the OHA Western Junior”C” league with thirty-two points in 15 games and Justin Graham is third with 28 points.

The Barons next home game is Friday November 6 at 8:00 pm when the Barons face the Mount Forest Patriots.

PINK IN THE RINK

Barons are proudly hosting their 2nd Annual Pink In The Rink
Saturday October 24th, 2015 In Mildmay
Game time 8pm vs Wingham Ironmen

Dedicated Game Jerseys
Live & Silent Auctions
Event T-Shirts
Licensed Harley's Hall with Wings & more .....


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Barons Beat Flyers, Lose to Bulldogs

 

 

The Hanover Barons beat the Goderich Flyers 5-2 in Goderich on Saturday night after they had lost to the Kincardine Bulldogs 3-1 on Friday night at the P&H Centre.

On Friday night in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 380 the Barons fell behind the Bulldogs late in the first period on a goal by Bulldog Jordan Bell. Captain Denver Hill tied the game at 6:40 of the second period assisted by Wendel Cameron and Tanner Mighton. The game remained tied until the 13:34 mark of the final period when Zach Freiburger scored for Kincardine. Patrick Weijak added an empty net goal for the 3-1 final.

Shots on goal favoured Kincardine 29-24 and neither team scored on their power plays. There were only six penalties in the game with each teams having three minor penalties. Hanover’s player of the game was goalie Michael Ratchford who played very well in net for the Barons.

In Goderich at the Maitland Recreational Centre on Saturday night there was no scoring in the opening period but at 4:05 of the second the Flyers took the lead on a short-handed goal by Noah Kuno. Thirty-one seconds later the Barons 16 year old rookie Noah Johnson tied the game assisted by Jarrett Kuntz. At 8:23 defenseman Derek Williams scored his first goal as a Baron assisted by Justin Graham and Jarrett Kuntz. Goderich again tied it up on a goal by Trent Michie only to have new comer Branden Bedminster get the lead back for the Barons assisted by Tanner Mighton and Justin Graham. In the third period the Barons did play some improved hockey and were able to add a pair of goals for the 5-2 win. Noah Johnson notched his second of the game on a power play assisted by Brodie Lemay and Justin Graham and Jarrett Kuntz got a very good unassisted goal. Cody van der Heide played very well in net for Hanover stopping 35 of 37 shots. Hanover was three for five on their power plays and Goderich was held scoreless on their four power play opportunities.

The Barons next home game is Friday September 25 at the P&H Centre at 8:00 when the Barons do battle with the Walkerton Hawks.

Barons Split Games with Goderich & Mount Forest

 

                The Hanover Barons opened their OHA Western Junior “C” season with a convincing 8-1 win over Goderich and a 3-1 loss to the Mount Forest Patriots

                In Mount Forest on Saturday night the two teams played scoreless hockey in the first period. Thirteen seconds into the second period Doug Costanzo scored for Mount Forest. Midway through the period Justin Graham tied it up for the Barons assisted by Jarrett Kuntz and Brodie LeMay. In the third Doug Costanzo scored twice for the Patriots giving Mount Forest the win and getting the natural hat-trick. Neither team scored on their power play opportunities with the Barons going 0 for 5 and the Patriots 0 for 8.

                At the P&H Centre on Friday night the Barons opened the scoring at 2:35 of the first period when Jarrett Kuntz scored assisted by Justin Graham and rookie defenseman Carson Ivel. Tyler Loucks and Justin Graham added a goal each in the opening period for a three goal lead. Assists went to Cole Leslie, Greg Buchanan, Brodie LeMay and Jarrett Kuntz. All three first period goals were power play goals with the Barons going 5 for 5 on the power play in the game.

                In the second Brodie LeMay had two goals for the Barons as well as Cole Leslie for a 6-0 lead at the end of the second. Assists went to Jarrett Kuntz with two and Greg Buchanan, Derek Williams, and Tyler Loucks with one each. 

                Greg Buchanan made it 7-0 at the 0:40 mark of the third period assisted by Tyler Loucks and Branden Bedminster. The Goderich Flyers broke Cody van der Heide’s bid for a shutout at 4:40 when Chase Duckworth scored for Goderich. Defenseman Tanner Mighton added the final goal at 15:27 assisted by Tyler Loucks and Branden Bedminster for the 8-1 final.

                Shots on goal were 47-47 with Hanover goalie Cody Van der Heide playing very well stopping 46 of 47 shots. As identified earlier the Barons were a perfect 5 for 5 on the power play with Goderich going 0 for 6.

                The Barons next home game is Friday, September 18 at 8:00 when the Kincardine Bulldogs take- on the Hanover Barons at the P&H Centre. 

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 4 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 Back this year ~ End of year draw for a laptop donated by Healthy Computers $500 value ALSO End of year draw for a Child's RESP sponsor donation!  

Sign up early so you can make it to all the Kids Club games!  All information can be found under FAN ZONE

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