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The 2014-15 Hanover Barons Executive was elected last week and will look like this for the upcoming season.


President – Brent Meyers


Vice President – Charlie Pickard


Secretary – Rheo Machina


Treasurer – Lorrie Pegelo


Director of Hockey Operations – Terry Whiteside


Executive Members  - Dan Bailey, Steve Fitzsimmons, Caroline Lemay, Roger Roulston, Mike Schierz, & Kate Schnurr


Thank you to 3 departing Hanover Barons Board Members

The Hanover Barons wish to give our heartfelt thanks to three members of our 2013-14 Executive who won’t be returning for the upcoming season.  Their contributions have been significant during their time with our organization. 


We give our thanks and best wishes to Joe Schnurr, Angi Becker and Terry Borho for all they have done on behalf of our organization!




Barons Search For New Head Coach

Hanover Barons in Search of new Head Coach for 2014-15 Season

The Hanover Barons will have a new Head Coach behind the bench for the 2014-15 hockey season, as Head Coach David Errington has tendered his resignation to pursue other hockey related opportunities closer to home.

“ Dave brought an element of class and dignity behind our bench that was needed.  We were also successful in getting to the second rounds of the play-offs under his guidance, which was our stated goal from before the season started.  We thank Dave for his many contributions to the Barons franchise and we wish him well in the future.” Said Hanover Barons General Manager Terry Whiteside.

The search for the best possible Head Coach begins now.  Any interested applicants can email their resume and cover letter to GM Terry Whiteside at:  barons@eastlink.ca

Pictured above are the award winners from the team. From left to right (rear): Garrett Weigel (Best Defenseman), Chris Hardie (Most Improved Player), Tyson Soers (Coaches Award); (front): Justin Graham (Top Scorer, Most Sportsmanlike Player and Most Valuable Player), Brad Pitt (Best Homebrew, Top Scorer Playoffs) and Jarrett Kuntz (Rookie of the Year, MVP – Playoffs).


HANOVER - The Hanover Barons’ season officially came to a close Saturday night with the team honouring its players and volunteers at an awards banquet.



Hanover Barons announce 3 new Executive

The Hanover Barons are pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Bailey, Steve Fitzsimmons and Mike Schierz to their Team Executive.  All three are current Hanover Minor Hockey Board members.



Dan Bailey is the current Town Contact of Hanover Minor Hockey and has been an active HMH board member for 8 seasons, with strong marketing and fundraising skills. He has been involved in virtually all aspects of the organization, including helping plan and organize a multitude of HMH events.  He is also a long-time coach, coaching Hanover Minor Hockey’s Bantam LL this season.  He led them to a WOAA Championship last season. 



Steve Fitzsimmons has been the President of Hanover Minor Hockey for the last three seasons and a board member for 6 years.  He brings a strong hockey and business background, including creating the HMH Hockey Pool, helping HMH organize an NHL Alumni Game in 2010 and in bringing the Owen Sound Attack/Erie Otters Exhibition game to Hanover.  He is also the TV Play-by-Play voice of the OHL’s Guelph Storm the last 13 seasons and called the action of 5 Hanover Barons games this season on 91.3 FM Bluewater Radio.



Mike Schierz is currently the Fundraising Director of Hanover Minor Hockey and has been on their board of directors for 5 seasons.   Mike was Vice-President for two seasons and has been a valuable resource with his strong business background and common sense.  He has been involved and had significant input in virtually every fundraising activity HMH has undertaken in the last 5 seasons.


“ The Barons have gotten to know these three individuals very well this season, through our involvement with Hanover Minor Hockey.   We are very pleased to make these additions to our board, making an already strong team even stronger and look forward to working with them.  This will also make the bridge very solid between Hanover Minor Hockey and the Barons.” Said Terry Whiteside, General Manager of the Hanover Barons.

Barons Slow Pitch Tournament

Hanover Barons

Annual Slo-Pitch Tournament

May 23, 24, 25, 2014

Two Categories:

12 Men

12 Co-ed

Note: Players May Play In Both Divisions

Entry Fee - $200

Teams get 25.00 per win for the first two games

All teams guaranteed 3 games

Game balls are supplied

Beer garden and food booth


A - B format

First 2 games determine if your team is in "A" or "B" Division

Make Cheques Payable to: Hanover Barons

Mail to:

P.O. Box 20012

Hanover, Ont

N4N 3Tl

Deadline May 18, 2014 (money must be in to be entered)

For More Information...Email

 Terry- tmborho@bell.net  519-364-4495

Joe-jaschnurr@hotmail.com 519-364-5484  

Brent-  suebrent@wightman.ca 519-364-6527


Hanover Barons Logo & Jersey Design Contest

Hello Everyone!

The Hanover Barons are looking to our great fans and community for ideas.  It is time for new jerseys and we are looking at what we could possibly do to spice up our look and our logo.

Look at the logo, jersey and socks and give us some suggestions what you think we could do with the logo design and colours.

We invite everyone to participate in this contest.  Put on your thinking caps and give us your great ideas.  We will look at all entries and decide which ideas we like best.  The people whose ideas we use will be rewarded with great prizes from the Barons and they will be congratulated at our Home Opener for the 2014-2015 season.

Contest closes April 30th, 2014

All design ideas can be emailed to barons@eastlink.ca


Thank you for your continued support of the Barons!

Josh Steffler

The Barons would like to Thank Josh Steffler on a great Jr. C Career. He was our Captain, Amazing Team Leader, Always Lead by Example, Great Teammate and Friend. The B's are Proud to have laced them up with Josh and he will always be part of the Barons Family. Best of Luck with your future endeavors.

Barons Season Ends

The Hanover Barons 2013 – 2014 season ended on Friday night at the P&H Centre when they lost 9-1 to the Wingham Ironmen in OHA Western Junior “C” action. On Wednesday night the Barons had lost 8-5 in Wingham.

            In Wingham on Wednesday night the Barons goal scorers were Brodie Lemay and Brad Pitt with two each and Jarrett Kuntz with a single goal. Jarrett Kuntz also added a pair of assists as did Justin D Graham. Single assists went to Ryne Weppler, Andrew Scott, Tyson Soers, Brad Pitt and Wendel Cameron.

            On Friday night the Barons lone goal scorer was Ryne Weppler assisted by Wendel Cameron and Justin D Graham.

            The Hanover Barons wish to thank their fans and sponsors for their support throughout this past season. A very young Barons team struggled early in the season but were able to defeat the Mount Forest Patriots in the playoffs before losing to a strong, well financed Wingham Ironmen team. The Barons lose only one player for next season and should be very competitive in 2014- 2015. 

Barons 2013/14 Raffle Winners

1st Prize    Ottawa Sweater signed by Chris Neil   Brenda Carey, Blyth 

2nd Prize   Ottawa Senators tickets   Brad Jones, Owen Sound

3rd Prize    Picture (last Game in Coliseum),   Jamie Schnurr, Hanover

4th Prize    Two Season’s Passes 2014 – 2015   Steve Fitzsimmons, Hanover

5th Prize    Gift Certificate from Frankie’s   Lisa Schnittker, Hanover

6th Prize    $50 I Tunes card   Kim Whiteside, Mildmay

7th Prize   Custom Phone Cover   Perry Quinlan, Owen Sound

Congratulations to all the winners!

Barons Eliminate Patriots

After falling behind three games to none the Hanover Barons rallied for four consecutive wins to eliminate the Mount Forest Patriots in seven games in OHA Western Junior “C” action this past week. The comeback started last Sunday afternoon in Hanover with the 7-4 win that was reported last week in the Post. On Tuesday night in Mount Forest and on Wednesday night in Hanover the Barons had 5-4 overtime wins and on Friday night back in Mount Forest the Barons completed the comeback with a 4-2 win.

            On Tuesday Feb 11 in Mount Forest facing elimination the Barons allowed Mount Forest to go ahead 2-0 in the first period on goals by Eric Maecker and Ian Bridgewater before Baron Jarrett Kuntz scored an unassisted goal at 16:34 of the first period. Early in the second Tanner Bastien assisted by Zach Freiburger tied the game but did allow the Patriots to take a 3-2 lead on a goal by Justin Graham. In the third the Barons went ahead 4-3 on goals by Denver Hill and Justin D Graham. Assisting on the goals were Garrett Weigel, Brandon Eagles, and Justin D Graham. It looked good for the Barons until 18:17 of the third when Luke Richardson tied the game at 4-4 sending the game to overtime. In the overtime it didn’t take long for Brandon Eagles to get the winner at 1:37 assisted by Denver Hill and Andrew Scott.

            Back in Hanover the next night the game unfolded differently with the Barons taking a two goal lead in the first period on goals by Jarrett Kuntz and Tyson Soers with assists going to Brad Pitt and Brodie Lemay. In the second Mount Forest had three goals from Dean Nixon Nathan Woodard and Luke Richardson while the Barons lone goal scorer was Tyson Soers assisted by Brad Pitt. The teams exchanged goals in the third period with Baron Justin D Graham scoring early for the Barons assisted by Josh Steffler and Denver Hill but could not hold off the Patriots who scored at 19:42 with the goalie on the bench to force the overtime again. This time it went to 3:09 when Wendel Cameron assisted by Brandon Eagles gave the Barons the 5-4 win and tied the series at 3-3.

            In the deciding game in Mount Forest two nights later the teams had a first period scoring binge with Tyson Soers and Brad Pitt scoring for Hanover with assists going to Jarrett Kuntz and Brandon Eagles and Trevor Hughson and Ben Davis scoring for the Patriots. There was no scoring in the second period but at 15:57 of the third Brad Pitt assisted by Wendel Cameron scored short-handed and Tyson Soers added an empty net goal for the 4-2 win and the series.

            After this exhausting seven game series played in nine days the exhausted Barons opened the semi final series against league champion Wingham Ironmen and were routed 8-0. The next afternoon in Hanover it was much the same with an over-tired Barons squad losing 12-2. Baron’s scorers were Tyson Soers and Jarrett Kuntz with assists going to Brad Pitt and Justin D Graham.

            The series continues Wednesday in Wingham and back to Hanover at the P&H Centre at 8:00pm on Friday Feb 21.

Barons Down 3-1 to Patriots

            The Hanover Barons are down three games to one in OHA Western Junior “C” after playing four games in five nights this past week.

            The Western Junior “C” Quarter-finals started Wednesday February 5 in Mount Forest where the Patriots beat the Barons 6-3. Hanover goal scorers were Denver Hill with two and Jarrett Kuntz with a single goal. Assisting on the Baron’s goals were Tanner Bastien with two and single assists to Jarrett Kuntz and Andrew Scott.  Mount Forest scorers were Trevor Hughson with three and singles to Mitch Betts, Dean Nixon and Ben Davis. The game was closer than the score would indicate with the shots on goal at 42-40 for the Patriots. Both teams had two powerplay goals in the game.

            At the P&H Centre on Friday night it was a real close match with Mount Forest winning 4-3. Baron’s scorers were Andrew Scott, Brad Pitt and Jarrett Kuntz. Assisting on the goals were Denver Hill, Justin D Graham, Tyson Soers and Brad Pitt. Mount Forest marksmen were Doug Costanzo with two and Doug Ardis and Justin Graham with single goals. The game was very fast with few penalties being completed in just under two hours.

            On Saturday night in Mount Forest the Barons had two good periods playing scoreless hockey in the first and exchanging single goals in the third period but had a disastrous middle period giving up 5 unanswered goals. Baron’s lone scorer was Jarrett Kuntz assisted by Andrew Scott. Scoring for the Patriots were Mitch Betts with two and singles to Trevor Hughson, Dean Nixon, Ben Davis and Cody Wright. In spite of the lobsided score the Barons outshot the Patriots 45-37.

            Facing elimination on Sunday afternoon at the P&H Centre the Barons rallied for a 7-4 win. The two teams exchanged goals in the first period with Jarrett Kuntz and Denver Hill scoring for Hanover with the lone assist going to Brad Pitt. Doug Costanzo had both Patriots goals in the first period. In the second period the Barons had three power play goals and a short-handed goal. Brad Pitt led the way with two goals and an assist with defensemen Chris Hardie and Garrett Weigel also scoring. Assists went to Justin D Graham with two, Brandon Eagles and Jarrett Kuntz. Mount Forest scorers were Mitch Betts and Doug Costanzo. Brad Pitt had the lone goal of the third period for his hat-trick assisted by Tyson Soers and Chris Hardie. Barons were 4 for 8 on their power plays. Ben Errington got the win in goal for the Barons. 

            The Barons play on Feb 11 in Mt. Forest and 12 in Hanover.


Barons Spaghetti Dinner

Hanover Barons are hosting their 1st Annual Spaghetti Dinner
It will be on Sunday February 9th from 12:00 - 4:30 pm in the Blue Line Club
Meal Includes:
Spaghetti Dinner, Caesar Salad, Roll, Drinks & Desert
Adults  $10
Kids 12 & Under  $7
Children Under 5 eat FREE
Tickets are sold at the door --- first come first serve...
JOIN US for lunch & The Barons game as they play Mt. Forest in the 4th game of Playoffs.
Game starts at 2pm

Hanover Barons Live on Bluewater Radio

Tonight on Hanover Barons Live at 7 pm hosted by Steve Fitzsimmons will have Bill Granger along to chat, along with Barons GM Terry Whiteside, Captain Josh Steffler, Assistant Captain Justin Graham & Executive Member Brent Meyers.  Live may also have Goal Tender Ben Errington & Coach Dave Errington weather permitted on the show.  Tune in tonight at 7 pm on Bluewater Radio.

Barons Team Photo 2013/14 Season

Disappointing Week For the Barons

It was a disappointing week for the Barons losing 5-2 to Mount Forest on Friday night and 7-1 to the Wingham Ironmen on Saturday night. A crowd of 310 spectators took in the Friday night game.

                        On Friday night at the P&H Centre the Hanover Barons got off to a good start with Brad Pitt opening the scoring at 5:05 of the first period assisted by Andrew Scott. In the second the Patriots scored four times to take a 4-1 lead. Patriots goal scorers were Ian Bridgewater, Ben Davis, Trevor Hughson and Mitch Betts. In the third Doug Ardis made it 5-1 for the Patriots before Justin D Graham scored for the Barons at 7:10 assisted by Andrew Scott and Garrett Weigel. Barons outshot the patriots 43-34 but went 0 for 6 on their powerplay opportunities. Patriots were 2 for 8.

                        On Saturday night again at the P&H Centre the Barons ran into a hot Wingham Ironmen team and lost 7-1. Wingham scorers were Aaron Armstrong, Jamie Huber and Matt McCracken with two goals each and a single goal to Alex Kuntz. Barons lone goal scorer was Jarrett Kuntz assisted by Ryne Weppler and Tyson Soers.

            Barons next home game is January 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm when the Wingham Ironmen are at the P&H Centre.

Barons Lose 7-6 to Ironmen

On Saturday night in Teeswater the Hanover Barons lost 7-6 to the Wingham Ironmen in OHA Western Junior C action.

            The Ironmen got on the board early when the league’s leading scorer Aaron Armstrong scored his first of four goals at :41 of the first period. Armstrong added two more in the first period as well as Travis Donaldson with Andrew Scott being the Baron’s only scorer in the first period. Justin D Graham collected the assist on the Scott goal.  In the second Armstrong made it 5-1 before the Barons caught fire and scored four unanswered goals to tie the game at 5-5. Hanover goal scorers were Denver Hill with two and singles to Brad Pitt and Jarrett Kuntz. Assisting on the Baron’s goals were Tyson Soers, Jarrett Kuntz Justin D Graham and Denver Hill. The Ironmen did take the lead in the last minute of the period on a goal by Chris Huber.

            In the third Huber added another Ironmen goal for a two goal lead. In the dying minutes of the game the Barons got goalie Ben Errington to the bench for an extra attacker and were successful with defenseman Chris Hardie making it 7-6 at 18:55 of the third period but the Barons could not get the equalizer and lost 7-6.

            Barons have two home games this weekend on Friday night at 8:00 against the Mount Forest Patriots and again Saturday night at 8:30 against the Wingham Ironmen.  Join the Barons Friday Dec. 27th for a free skate with the Barons immediately following the game.

Barons Beat Patriots, Lose to Ironmen

Pictured is Baron Andrew Scott #16 who scored a hat trick against the Mount Forest Patriots on Friday night at the P&H Centre.



On the weekend the Hanover Barons played one really good game and beat the Mount Forest Patriots 6-3 and one really bad game and lost 7-0 to the Wingham Ironmen.

            On Friday night at the P&H Centre the Hanover Barons got off to another very good start with Justin D Graham scoring a short-handed goal assisted by Brandon Eagles and Garrett Weigel at 16:28 of the first period. Andrew Scott got his first of three at 18:24 assisted by Justin D Graham and Denver Hill and the Barons had a 2-0 lead at the end of the first period. Andrew Scott made it a three goal lead early in the second period assisted by Tyson Soers and Justin D Graham. Ex-Baron Ben Davis did get the Patriots on the scoreboard at the mid-point of the period but Garrett Weigel restored the three goal lead assisted by Drew Quinlan and Denver Hill at 11:17 of the second period. Mount Forest replied nine seconds later on a goal by Patriot Justin Graham and the second period ended with Hanover leading 4-2. Mount Forest got within one goal at 7:32 of the third period when Doug Ardis scored only to have Andrew Scott get his third marker of the game assisted by Denver Hill and captain Josh Steffler. Tyson Soers added an empty net goal late in the game assisted by defenseman Chris Hardie for the 6-3 final. Ben Errington got the win in goal for the Barons stopping 28 of 31 shots. The game was played with only three minor penalties to each team and the Barons penalty killing was perfect again. Barons did outshoot the Patriots 38-31.

            In Wingham on Saturday night the Barons started the game reasonably well outshooting the Ironmen 11-7 in the first period but did find themselves to be down one goal after the first 20 minutes. The Ironmen added a second goal midway through the second and a goal in the last minute of the period but in the third the wheels came off the Baron’s game and Wingham scored four in the third for the 7-0 win. The Barons were 0 for six on their power plays and found themselves shorthanded only once in the game.

            Barons next home game is not until Friday December 27 at 8:00 pm when the Patriots return to the P&H Centre.  Join the Barons for a free skate immediately following the game.

Barons Win Two and Lose One on the Weekend

The Hanover Barons continue to play much improved hockey and won two games and lost one this past weekend. The Barons are playing with much more confidence, very good goaltending, the best penalty killing in the league and relentless skating and fore checking. These attributes lead to two wins over the Mitchell Hawks by identical 3-2 scores and a 5-1 loss to the Kincardine Bulldogs.

            At the P&H Centre on Friday night the Barons got off to a great start with two first period goals by Garrett Weigel and Andrew Scott. Assisting on first period goals were Denver Hill, Brandon Eagles, Brad Pitt and Brodie LeMay. Early in the second period Tyson Soers made it 3-0 assisted by Jarrett Kuntz. Midway through the period Mitchell got two quick goals by Jerry Ennet and Jalen Aitcheson to make it close. There was no scoring in the third period giving the Barons the 3-2 win. Cam Harron got his fifth win in goal for the Barons. The Barons league leading penalty kill at 85.8% was perfect again shutting down the Hawks on four powerplay occasions. Barons were 1 for 5 on their power plays.

            On Saturday the Barons returned to Mitchell for a back to back game with the Mitchell Hawks and the game followed much the same format with the Tyson Soers scoring a power play goal for the Barons in the opening period. Assisting on the goal was Brad Pitt. In the second the Barons got up 2-0 when Brad Pitt scored assisted by Justin D Graham and Andrew Scott. The Hawks were shutout until 13:29 of the third when Tyler Pauli got Mitchell on the score sheet followed by Brent Rae who scored on a penalty shot tying the game at 2-2. In the overtime Jarrett Kuntz scored unassisted at 0:52 for the 3-2 win. Ben Errington was in goal for the Barons and recorded his first win as a Baron. Again the Baron shutdown the Mitchell powerplay on all four occasions.

            On Sunday afternoon the Barons played their third game of the weekend and were unable to sustain their energy level and fell 5-1 to the Kincardine Bulldogs. Brad Pitt opened the scoring in the first period assisted by Andrew Scott and Justin D Graham. Kincardine scorers were Brett Catto with two and singles to Tanner Simpson, Cody Britton, and Dan Mercer. Shots on goals were 39-38 for the Bulldogs but the real story was that Hanover went 0 for 11 on their power plays.

            Baron’s next action is Friday December 13 when Mount Forest Patriots are at the P&H Centre.

Western Jr C Player of the Month

Congratulations to Western Jr. C Player of the Month for November, Hanover Barons goalie Cam Harron.


Barons Beat Bulldogs 4-2, Lose to Ironmen 7-3

The Hanover Barons were out of town for both games this past weekend and were able to beat the Kincardine Bulldogs 4-2 on Saturday night in Kincardine but lost 7-3 to the Ironmen in Wingham on Friday night.

            In a spirited game in Wingham the Ironmen got off to a good start with two powerplay goals in the opening period by Jamie Huber and Ryan McNeil. It was not until 12:30 of the second the Barons got on the scoreboard when Justin Graham scored an unassisted shorthanded goal. The Ironmen added two more in the second by Blake Pickering and Ryan McNeil for a 4-1 lead after two periods. In the third period the Barons had goals by Drew Quinlan and Tyson Soers but could not contain the Ironmen. Scoring for Wingham in the third period were Travis Donaldson, Jamie Huber and Chris Pickering. Garrett Weigel assisted on both of Hanover’s third period goals.

            The game was closer than the 7-3 final score would indicate as the Barons outshot the Ironmen 32-31 but missed numerous scoring opportunities especially in the first period.

            On Saturday night in Kincardine the Barons got a first period lead and were able to hold on to it for a 4-2 win over the surging Bulldogs. Drew Quinlan had two first period goals and Justin Graham had a single marker. Assisting on the first period goals were Brodie Lemay, Wendel Cameron, Denver Hill, Brad Pitt and Ryne Weppler. The Kincardine goal scorer in the first period was Cody Britton. There was no scoring in the second period and mid-way through the third Brandon Priestap made it close for the Bulldogs. Brandon Eagles added an unassisted empty net goal in the final seconds of the game for the 4-2 Barons win. The Barons were badly outshot 41-22 with Cam Harron stopping 39 of the 41 shots in goal for the Barons.

            The Hanover Barons next home game is Friday December 6 at 8:00pm when the Mitchell Hawks are in town, join us again on Sunday December 8th at 2:00pm for Hockey Day In Hanover when the Barons take on the Kincardine Bulldogs. Boardcasting live from the stands will be Blue Water Radio.  The Barons Annual Christmas Turkey draw will be held at this afternoons game.  Tickets avaiable at the 50/50 table.

Barons Teddy Bear Toss

Major Stering Snelgrove of the Hanover Community Church with the 100+ teddy bears and food collected at the Hanover Barons game on November 22.

Barons Beat Walkerton 6-5

 On Friday night at the P&H Centre Ryne Weppler had three goals to lead the Hanover Barons to a 6-5 victory over the Walkerton Hawks in  OHA Western Junior “C” action.

 In front of a crowd of slightly over 300 fans the Walkerton Hawks got on the scoreboard twenty-one seconds into the game when Drew Davison scored. Before the end of the period Ryne Weppler had his first of three. Assisting on the first period goal was Tyson Soers. In the second period the teams each had two goals leaving the game tied 3-3 going into the final frame. Brandon Eagles had both of Hanover’s goals in the second period with assists going to Jarrett Kuntz, Garrett Weigel, Denver Hill and the newly acquired Wendel Cameron. Joel Bowman and David Gallo had the Walkerton goals.

In the third period Walkerton took the lead early on a goal by Josh Perdue only to see Ryne Weppler score two in a row at 7:48 and 16:18 to five Hanover the lead. Assisting on the two Weppler goals were Garrett Weigel, Jarrett Kuntz and Tyson Soers. At 17:49 Brendan Welsh tied it up for Walkerton and it looked like the game was headed for an overtime period when Walkerton was assessed two minor penalties at 18:27. With this two man advantage Baron Denver Hill scored with only five seconds remaining in the game giving the Barons a 6-5 win over the first place Hawks. Assisting on the winning goal was Jarrett Kuntz – his third assist of the game.

 The barons were 3 for 9 on their powerplays and shutdown the Hawks on all three of their powerplays. Cam Harron was in goal for Hanover and played very well.

 Barons next home game is December 6 at 8:00pm when the Mitchell Hawks return to the P&H Centre.

Barons Split Games on Weekend

The Hanover Barons won one game and lost one game this past weekend. On Friday night at the P&H Centre the Barons fell 4-2 in a close game with the Mitchell Hawks. On Sunday afternoon in Mount Forest the Barons needed seven goals before they could beat the Patriots 7-6.

            On Friday in Hanover the Mitchell Hawks had the only goal of the first period when Canadian fastball player Tyler Pauli opened the scoring for Mitchell. . The second period saw the Barons get two unassisted shorthanded goals by Tyson Soers and Justin D Graham while allowing the Hawks a single goal leaving the game tied 2-2 after two. In the third Matt van der Walle score mid-way through the period and again into an empty net for the 4-2 win. The Barons outshot the Hawks 34-27 but could not beat All-Star goalie Ben Nelson.

            In Mount Forest on Sunday afternoon the Barons took the hard way for their second win of the season. Mount Forest built a three goal lead by 5:37 of the second period on goals by Ben Davis, Mitch Betts and Luke Richardson before Jarrett Kuntz assisted by Brandon Eagles and Travis Sweeney got the Barons on the scoreboard. The goals were fast and furious in the second period with Mount Forest getting five and the Barons netting four. Other Baron scorers in the second period were Andrew Scott, Ryne Weppler and Garrett Weigel. Earning assists in the second period were Brandon Eagles (2), Tyson Soers, Justin D Graham and Jarrett Kuntz. The score at the end of two periods was 6-4 for Mount Forest. In the third the Barons scored three unanswered goals starting early at 0:26 when Ryne Weppler scored his second of the afternoon. Justin D Graham had the tying goal at 5:56 assisted by Andrew Scott and Chris Hardie and Brandon Eagles got the winner at 16:52 unassisted. Barons outshot the Patriots 47-36 and went three for nine on their powerplays and held Mount Forest to 0-5 on their powerplays.

            Baron’s next home game is Friday Nov 22 at 8:00 when the Walkerton Hawks and Hanover meet for the last time this regular season.


Barons Christmas Party

Want an easy & great solution to your staff Christmas Party this year?


The Hanover Barons Junior C Hockey Club is hosting a Community Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec.7th, 2013 at the Knights of Columbus hall just west of Hanover.

We invite you to bring your staff out & let us do all the work, so you can enjoy celebrating with your team, along with other local businesses & community members.

We will be presenting a formal atmosphere, serving a traditional Buffet style Christmas dinner with all the fixings including dessert (catered by Frankies), bottles of wine for your table(s) will be available for purchase, cash bar & dance to follow (music by DJ).


Events of the Evening:

Cocktail & Social Hour: 6-7pm

Dinner: 7pm

Dance to follow

Tickets are $35.00per person


Employers can also pre-order bottles of wine for your table and/or drink tickets to give out to their staff if desired.

To book your staff/group & to pre-order drink tickets please contact

Angi Becker (519)372-5781 angib7@gmail.com


Kate Schnurr (519)364-5484 kate_schnurr@hotmail.com


No Later than Saturday, Nov. 30th, 2013

Barons Kick Off Junior Scouting Program

Left to right...Shawn Borth, Keegan Fischer, Zack Hawkins, back Brodie LeMay


Mildmay, ON- -Monday October, 28th saw Hanover Baron #7 Brodie LeMay launch the team’s new Junior Scouting Program with the assistance of the South Bruce Atom rep team.  Prior to their tilt with the Minto Mad Dogs Brodie joined them in the dressing room. 

Dressed in his Barons #7 Jersey, Brodie introduced himself to the attentive 9 and 10 year olds and stated, “My coach said he heard there were some really good hockey players on this team.  Since I played in Mildmay last year he asked me to check out if there are any future Barons here!”

He further explained, “What we’re looking for are the guys that work hard every shift, move the puck, backcheck, dig in the corners and play as a team.”  When he finished he told them he’d be back after the game.

The youngsters must have paid attention and battled right to the end against a bigger, smooth skating Minto squad in a hard fought 5-4 loss.

Referring to his copious notes, Brodie again addressed the team after the game, congratulating them on a fine exhibition of grit and determination.  He singled out #5 Keegan Fischer as the Defensive Player of the game.  Brodie waxed on about how Keegan was a solid stay-at-home defenseman that made nice passes right on the tape of the forwards, was tough in the corners in the defensive zone, held the blueline in the offensive zone, and took care of the front of the net.  Sounds like a future Baron for sure!

Also impressive was #9 Shawn Borth who received the “Digger” award.  Brodie was impressed with his all-out effort to back check, break up a play then bust it hard to join his line mates on a rush!  Shawn was a real “digger” on the wall, fighting hard for loose pucks and always kept his feet moving.

Zach Hawkins #6, caught Brodie’s eye as the Hardest Working Player this game.  Zach was tireless on the PK, backchecked hard every shift, broke up a sure scoring chance on an empty net and NEVER quit!

These young fellas will pick up their prize when they attend a future Barons’ home game.  In fact, Brodie was so impressed with the whole team he gave them all free passes and invited them all to see the Barons play!

The Junior Barons Scouting program is the brainchild of the Barons’ Executive. “It’s a genius idea on a lot of levels,” jokes Brent Meyers, member of the executive team, “but it was born out of necessity...not genius.  We needed a way to increase community awareness at the grass roots level. Minor hockey players are our core market they not only bring enthusiasm to the rink, but their entire family...not to mention that some of them might just be inspired enough to make playing for the Barons an aspiration they can work toward.  They truly become our players of the future.”

On another level current Baron players are made aware that their community involvement is as important as their on-ice performance.  “When they see the twinkle in the younger player’s eyes our Baron players can’t help but feel good about themselves when they make these little guys and girls feel better about themselves. Giving has its own rewards,” extols Meyers, “When these players leave here we want them to be better people, not just better hockey players.  We want being a Baron to mean something.”

Through this program the executive is hoping to instill the values they are determined to uphold as an organization.

Planting seeds now will pay dividends long into the future.

Minor hockey coaches wishing to have their team scouted are encouraged to email barons@eastlink.ca.

Prospects Game

The OHA Western Junior “C Prospects game is November 16 in Kincardine where the best 16 and 17 year olds in the OHA Western Junior C league play their counterparts in the Mid Ontario Junior ”C” League. This year three Hanover Barons will be on the team . Forward Zach Freiburger and goalies Cody van der Heide and Cam Harron will dress for the Prospects game.  Congratulations!


Barons Beat Walkerton 5-4, Tie Wingham

It was supposed to be a mis-match on Saturday night in Walkerton when the league leading Walkerton Hawks played the bottom place Hanover Barons but it was the young and gritty Barons who prevailed in a 5-4 shootout win. The previous night at the P&H Centre the Barons lost a heartbreaker 7-6 in another shootout with the Wingham Ironmen.

            On Saturday in Walkerton the Barons took a first period lead on a goal by Brad Pitt assisted Justin D Graham at 12:52. The Barons added to that lead at 2:53 of the second when Brandon Eagles put the Barons ahead by two. Assisting on Eagles goal were Brody Lemay and Tanner Bastien. The Hawks then had two goals in two minutes by Calvin Penny and David Gallo in the middle of the period to tie the game but Andrew Scott scored for the Barons in the last minute of the second period assisted by Justin D Graham for a 3-2 second period lead. The Barons made it 4-2 on a power play goal at :59 of the third when Andrew Scott got his second of the night assisted by Brad Pitt. The Hawks who are not used to playing “catch-up” especially to Hanover managed to tie the game at 5:34 of the third when Calvin Penny scored twice for the Hawks and forced the overtime. There was no scoring in the overtime sending the game to a shootout. Hanover goalie Cam Harron stopped all five of the Hawks shooters before Brandon Eagles netted the winner for the Barons and a 5-4 shootout win for the Barons.

            On Friday night at the P&H Centre the Barons met the second place Wingham Ironmen for the first time this season. The Ironmen got a lead in the first period on goals by Brodie Tenpas and Jamie Huber before Durham native Justin D Graham unleashed a natural hat trick with goals at 7:13, 10:32 and 11:30 of the second period giving the Barons a 3-2 lead. The Ironmen did fight back with another two goals in the second for a 4-3 lead at the end of the second. In the third period the Barons scored three more unanswered goals in the first four minutes to take a 6-4 lead. Scoring for the Barons were Ryne Weppler, Denver Hill and Brodie Lemay getting his first goal as a Hanover Baron. Earning assists were Denver Hill and Ryne Weppler. Again Wingham battled back with two third period goals by ex-Baron Alex Kuntz and Jamie Huber to tie the game at 6-6 and forcing overtime. The Barons could not get the winner in either the overtime or the shootout and took the single point for the shootout loss when Aaron Armstrong scored for the Ironmen on their final penalty shot in the shootout.

            Barons next home game is Friday November 15 at the P&H Centre at 8:00pm when the Mitchell Hawks visit the Barons.

All Star

Hanover Baron Jarrett Kuntz has been chosen to the OHA Western Junior “C” All-Star team. The OHA Western Junior”C” All-Stars play the Mid-Western Junior “C” All Stars on November 16 in Kincardine at 7:30pm.

Barons Veterans Night

Constable Robin Paige, chairman of the Hanover Legion Poppy Program performs the ceremonial opening faceoff at the Hanover Barons game on Friday night at the P&H Centre


Mr. Paige began his military career at 18 years of age when he joined the Lincoln & Welland Regiment in St Catharines ON. He joined the regular force and served with the third battalion Royal Canadian Regiment throughout his service. He was posted to Winnipeg Manitoba where he was deployed to UN peacekeeping in Cyprus, from here deployed to NATO duties in the former West Germany. While there he deployed with the first of all united nations soldiers to the Former Republic of Yugoslavia for peacekeeping duties. He then returned to Canada in 1993 and left the military during the summer of 1995 for a career in policing. Mr. Paige has worked for the Hanover Police service since May 2001 and currently he is 2nd Vice President....Poppy Chairman of Hanover Legion Branch 130.

Baron Cody Van der Heide selling poppies at the barons game Friday night.

Calling All Veterans


Hanover Barons Jr. C Hockey Team would be honored by your presence to attend the Barons Hockey game on Friday November 8th which we’d like to dedicate to those who served.  We will be playing at the P&H Centre @ 8:00 pm against Wingham Ironmen.

Show your card at the door for free admission!!

We would like to have a Veteran drop the puck at the game!

Hope you can come for a night out and an evening filled with excellent hockey entertainment!!






Hanover Barons Jr C Hockey Team

Barons Lose To Kincardine and Walkerton

Tyson Soers of Mildmay had two goals and an assist in the Baron’s two losses this past weekend.


            The Hanover Barons lost both of their OHA Western Junior C games this past weekend. The Kincardine Bulldogs beat the Barons 4-2 on Friday night and the Walkerton Hawks won 10-1 on Saturday night.

            At the P&H Centre on Friday night the Barons opened the scoring nine seconds into the game when Jarrett Kuntz got the Barons the lead assisted by Tyson Soers and Ryne Weppler. The Barons other marker involved the same players only with Tyson Soers getting the goal and Ryne Weppler and Jarrett Kuntz getting the assists. The game was fast and clean with the Barons having the lead for the first half of the game only to allow two late goals and end up losing 4-2.

            On Saturday in Walkerton the Barons lone goal scorer again was Tyson Soers assisted by Jarrett Kuntz and Ryne Weppler in a 10-1 loss to the Hawks. The game saw only three minor penalties – two to Walkerton and one to Hanover but the short staffed Barons were no match for the hawks on this occasion.

            The Barons next home game is Friday November 8 at 8:00 pm when the Wingham Ironmen make their first visit to Hanover this season. The Barons would like to dedicate this game to all Veterns.  All legion members will be admitted free to this game with a legion card.

Barons Annual Teddy Bear Toss & Food Drive

Barons Annual Teddy Bear Toss & Food Drive is coming up on Friday November 22nd when the Barons take on Walkerton Hawks at the P&H Centre Hanover, 8 pm start. We have Polar Bears sponsored by Holst Office Supply and Larry Grummett Insurance that can be purchased game nights now through to Nov. 22nd at the 50/50 table for $5 each! The Barons will be giving all bears to Hanover Salvation Army so no child goes without a Christmas toy!
Also, bring a food donation for the Food Drive & receive $1 off your admission that evening. 
Let's cover the ice!!

Having A Rough Go...

Barons Lose to Walkerton & Mount Forest

            In weekend action the Hanover Barons lost 7-2 to the Walkerton Hawks and 4-1 to the Mount Forest Patriots.

            In Walkerton on Friday night the Barons fell behind early but were able to score once in the first period when Andrew Scott found the back of the net assisted by Brandon Eagle. After allowing six goals in the first 22 minutes of the game Hanover goalie Cam Harron was replaced by Cody Van der Heide who stopped 17 of the next 18 shots on goal and played very well for the Barons. Hanover’s second goal was scored by Tanner Bastien assisted by Zach Freiburger and Austin Chaffe midway through the third period.

            In Mount Forest on Saturday night the Patriots opened the scoring on a short handed goal by Justin Graham and had a two goal lead before Brandon Eagles got the Barons on the scoreboard assisted by Brad Pitt and Jarrett Kuntz. Mount Forest goal scores were Justin Graham with two and D. Williams and T. Hughson with singles.

            Barons next home game is November 1, 2013 at the P&H Centre at 8:00pm where the Kincardine Bulldogs are the opposition.

Free Skate with the Barons

Come out to the game on December 27th Barons vs Mount Forest @ 8:00pm and cheer on the Barons. We want to hear the P&H Centre ehco! Make your own GOBARONSGO posters or purchases noise makes at the 50/50 table.
HMH Bantam Rep Team will be in their jerseys in the stands. 
This game is being broadcasted by CKNX radio.
Bring your skates and helmets & join the Barons for a FREE skate after the game!! 
Gonna to be a great night!!!!

Barons Lose Twice on Weekend

The Hanover Barons were on the losing end of two high scoring games this past weekend losing to the Mount Forest Patriots 8-4 on Friday night and 9-5 to the Walkerton Hawks on Saturday night at the P&H Centre.

            In Mount Forest on Friday the Barons fell behind 3-0 in the first period on goals by Patriots Ben Davis with two and Luke Richardson before the Barons responded early in the second period when Justin D.Graham scored assisted by Brad MacNeil-Smith and Brodie Lemay. The Barons added two more in the second with Graham getting his second of the game and Jarrett Kuntz getting his first of an eventual pair of goals in the game. Assisting on the Barons goals were Drew Quinlan and Denver Hill. Mount Forest goal scorers in the second period were the other Justin Graham of the Patriots as well as Devin Williams and again Ben Davis. In the third Baron Jarrett Kuntz got a short handed unassisted goal with Mount Forest adding another pair of goals by Ben Davis and Luke Richardson for the 8-4 final. Shots on goal were 47-33 in favor of Mount Forest.

            On Saturday night at the P&H Centre the Barons dug themselves a huge hole in the first period from which they could not recover even though scoring they scored five goals against Walkerton in a 9-5 loss.

            The Hawks came out flying running up a 7-1 first period lead on goals by Drew Davidson and Jay Thomson with two each, Calvin Penny, Brooks Neithorpe and Jordan Turcotte. The only Baron to register a goal was Justin Donnelly assisted by Tanner Bastien. In the second the Barons showed some life getting goals from Denver Hill and Justin D Graham with assists going to Garrett Weigel and Justin D Graham. Walkerton’s sole scores was David Gallo. In the third the Barons got goals again from Justin D Graham and Drew Quinlan with assists going to Denver Hill and Graham. Walkerton’s final goal was the only powerplay goal of the night scored by Calvin Penny for the 9-5 Walkerton win.

            The Barons next home game is Friday October 18 at 8:00 at the P&H Centre when Kincardine Bulldogs are the opposition.

Hanover Barons Welcomes Hanover Minor Hockey

Hanover Barons Welcomes Hanover Minor Hockey to Games this Season
Hanover Minor Hockey and the Hanover Barons hockey team are pleased to announce that each Hanover Minor Hockey team has been invited by the Barons team to be their guest at a regular season game this season.

Each team will receive free admission for the team’s players and team staff, a dressing room tour of the Barons locker room and a meet and greet with their players. Hanover Minor Hockey players will be permitted to wear their jerseys to the game to show our organization's pride! 
The Barons will also host a special Hanover Minor Hockey day on Sunday, December 8th, which will allow all HMH players who wear their jersey to that game to receive free admission, along with some very special promotions and giveaways for HMH players and team staff. There are also plans in the works for Hanover Barons players to participate in some Hanover Minor Hockey practices throughout the season. 
 "We are very pleased that the Barons would offer our organization a special opportunity to visit them and take in their games. A huge thank you to Barons General Manager Terry Whiteside for putting this together. We look forward to visiting and supporting the Barons." said Hanover Minor Hockey President Steve Fitzsimmons.

The Schedule for Hanover Minor Hockey teams to attend their Barons game will be as follows: 
Friday, October 4th , 8pm vs Walkerton – Atom LL 1 and Atom LL 2 
Saturday, October 12th, 8:30pm vs Walkerton – Peewee LL 1 
Friday, October 18th, 8pm vs Kincardine – Peewee LL 2 
Friday, November 1st, 8pm vs. Kincardine – Peewee Reps 
Friday, November 8th, 8pm vs. Wingham – Atom Reps 
Friday, November 15th, 8pm vs Mitchell – Bantam LL 
Friday, November 22nd, 8pm vs. Walkerton – Novice LL 1 and Novice LL 2 
Friday, December 6th, 8pm vs Mitchell – Novice Reps 
Sunday, December 8th, 2pm vs. Kincardine – Mites and Tykes and Hanover Minor Hockey Day 
Friday, December 13th, 8pm vs. Mount Forest – Midget LL & Midget Reps 
Friday, December 27th, 8:30pm vs. Mount Forest – Bantam Reps

Bluewater Radio to Broadcast 4 Hanover Barons Games

Bluewater Radio and the Hanover Barons are pleased to announce a 4 game radio broadcast schedule, in which Bluewater Radio will broadcast 2 Hanover Barons home and 2 road games on 91.3 FM Bluewater this season.  The games will also be available for live streaming at www.bluewaterradio.ca.

Each of these games will include a ½ hour pre-game show, with significant interview content.

The games will be broadcast live by long-time Guelph Storm OHL Broadcasters Steve Fitzsimmons and Bill Granger, who have worked together for the last 12+ seasons on Guelph Storm telecasts.

“ Bluewater Radio is pleased to bring these broadcasts to area hockey fans.   The Hanover Barons have a strong history in the town of Hanover and in the Junior C league and we are pleased to offer these games this season. “ said Station Manager Andrew McBride.

The Radio Game schedule will be:

Saturday, November 9th – Hanover Barons at Walkerton Hawks - Broadcast time 8pm

Sunday, December 8th – Kincardine Bulldogs at Hanover Barons – Broadcast time 1:30pm

Friday, December 13th – Mount Forest Patriots at Hanover Barons – Broadcast time 7:30pm

Sunday, January 5th – Hanover Barons at Mount Forest Patriots – Broadcast time 2pm

Opening Weekend Games

Barons Get Single Point on Opening Weekend.

            The Hanover Barons were only able to pick up a single point in the OHA Junior C opening weekend play. In this very competitive league the Barons lost 5-3 to Mitchell and lost in a shootout with the Walkerton Hawks by a score of 5-4.

            On Friday night at the P&H Centre the Hanover Barons opened their regular season with a 5-3 loss to the Mitchell Hawks before a crowd of about 225 fans.

            The players were introduced for the start of the season, the Little Ambassador for the Agricultural Society – MacKenzie Peckham held the ceremonial face-off and Sights & Sounds talent contest winner Samantha Glacier sang the national anthem and then it was time to play which was broadcast on CKNX 920..

            Mitchell jumped into two goal lead midway through the first on goals by Brent Rae and Jalen Aitcheson before Garrett Weigel scored for the Barons assisted by Brandon Eagles and Tyson Soers. The second period saw each team score twice. Baron’s scorers were Alex Kuntz and Justin Graham with assists going to Justin Graham, Chris Hardie, Tanner Bastien and Denver Hill. The lone goal of the third period was at 3:13 when Ethan Adair made it 5-3 for Mitchell. The Barons outshot Mitchell 33-31 and were 1-5 on the powerplay.

            On Saturday night again at the P&H Centre the Walkerton Hawks had a two goal lead by the six minute mark of the game on goals by Calvin Penny and former Baron Brett Coulson. Before the end of the period the Barons found their scoring touch and tied the game on goals by Tanner Bastien and Tyson Soers. The lone assist went to defenseman Justin Donnelly. The second period saw Walkerton outshoot the Barons 16-7 and add two more goals by Penny and Robert White before rookie Jarrett Kuntz got his first goal as a Baron. In the third Jarrett Kuntz got his second of the night at 6:35 assisted by Brodie LeMay and Justin Graham on a H&R Block power play to tie the game.

            In the overtime period nothing was resolved until Chris Gillman scored for Walkerton on the seventh round of the shootout.

            Barons next home game is Friday September 20 at the P&H Centre at 8:00 when the Mount Forest Patriots are in town.


Barons Pre-Season

Barons Pre-Season

The Hanover Barons completed their pre-season games this past week losing three close games as the coaching staff make decisions on players for the upcoming season.

            On Thursday night in Mount Forest the Barons lost 4-2. Goal scorers for Hanover were newcomers Tom Bedour and Wyatt Carey. Assisting on the goals were Justin Graham, Brad McIntyre and Austin Chaffe.

            In the return match on Friday night in Hanover at the P&H Centre the Barons built a 5-3 first period lead but could not hold on ending up losing 8-6.Goal scorers were newcomer Brandon Eagles with two, Justin Graham with two and singles to Tyson Soers and Drew Woods. Assisting on the goals were Drew Quinlan with three, Tyson Soers and Brodie Lemay with two, and single assists to Josh Steffler, Drew Woods and Travis Sweeney.

            On Sunday night the Barons travelled to Exeter and lost 3-1. The Barons outshot the Hawks but two goals by the Hawks in the last two minutes of the game broke the 1-1 tie that had stood since early in the first period. Hanover goal scorer was Brodie Lemay.

            The Barons open their 44th OHA Junior “C” season on Friday night at the P&H Centre at 8:00 pm against the Mitchell Hawks. Also this weekend the barons host the rival Walkerton Hawks at 8:30 pm on Saturday night at the P&H Centre.

Owen Sound Attack vs Erie Otters P&H Centre Sept 6th, 2013

Exhibition game between Owen Sound Attack and Erie Otters played at Hanover's P&H Centre on Sunday Sept. 8th 2013. The P&H Centre packed a full house to watch these two great OHL teams play.  The game was won by Erie Otters.

Go to "Events" to see more pictures.

Barons Win in Pre-Season

On Friday night at the Ayton Arena the Hanover Barons defeated the Exeter Hawks 5-3 in pre-season OHA Junior “C” action.

            The Barons had the only goal of the first period when Brodie Lemay opened the scoring assisted by Blake Reed and Alex Kuntz. The Barons went on to score two more again by Brodie Lemay and Tyler Cunningham with assists to Jamie Shoemaker and Josh Steffler before Exeter’s Robert Campbell got Exeter on the scoreboard. Josh Steffler had the eventual winning goal at 6:34 of the second period with an unassisted goal. Rounding out the scoring for Hanover was Brodie Lemay with his third goal of the game assisted by Tyler Cunningham. Exeter’s goal scorers were Austin Carter and Matt Knight.

            In goal for Hanover was rookie Cody Vanderheide who shutout the Hawks for 30 minutes before he was replaced by Tyler Olmstead.

            The ice is now in the P&H Centre and the Barons have an exhibition game on Friday September 6 at 8:00pm against league rival Mount Forest Patriots in preparation of the league opener on Friday September 13 at 8:00 pm against the Mitchell Hawks at the P&H Centre.

Training Camp & Recruitment

Training Camp Dates, Recruitment Information & Player Tryout Permission Form


Barons Sign New Head Coach

The Hanover Barons are pleased to announce the signing of our new Head Coach David Errington.  David has been involved in all aspects of hockey for a good part of his life.  The Barons feel his vast knowledge of the game will help bring the Barons back to a level of winning that has been enjoyed by Hanover fans and players in the past.  David's love for the game and dedication to this coaching opportunity will bring much success to the Hanover Barons.

Barons Team Photo 2012/13

Thank You Sponsors & Fans

The Hanover Barons would like to express our thanks and appreciation to all our sponsors and fans for supporting us in 2012-2013.  We are already working on next season and look forward to bringing exciting fast paced hockey to the Hanover community.  We are still looking to add to our Executive.  If you are interested please contact Terry Whiteside, GM by email at barons@eastlink.ca.

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