43 Facts About Barrie Colts


Barrie Colts are a junior ice hockey team in Ontario Hockey League, based in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.

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The first Barrie Colts played in the senior division of the OHA from 1907 until 1910, prior to the creation of junior A and B levels.

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Barrie Colts were revived in 1921 and played in the Ontario Hockey Association from 1921 to 1944.

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Barrie Colts has missed the playoffs 2 times in team history, and were the first OHL team to make the post-season in their inaugural year.

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Barrie Colts travelled to Halifax, Nova Scotia to compete in the Memorial Cup that year, losing to the Rimouski Oceanic in the championship game.

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The Barrie Colts became the first OHL team to make the post-season in their inaugural year.

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The Barrie Colts finished their first season in the league with a below-.

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The Barrie Colts made it to the OHL playoffs; they beat the Owen Sound Platers four games to nothing before losing the next round to the Ottawa 67's four games to one.

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Mid-season, in a trade with the Toronto St Michael's Majors, the Barrie Colts' management brought in one of the league's top scorers, Sheldon Keefe, along with Mike Jefferson and Ryan Barnes.

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The Barrie Colts received secondary scoring from rookie Blaine Down and centre Matt Dzieduszycki.

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The Colts defeated the Whalers in a seven-game series, playing the seventh game on the road, winning the J Ross Robertson Cup and advancing to the Memorial Cup finals in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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The Barrie Colts dominated the series, sweeping the Majors in 4 games, winning the team's second Bobby Orr Trophy.

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Eric Himelfarb, and Luc Chiasson who the Barrie Colts acquired in the off-season led the team in scoring with 75 and 66 points respectively.

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Barrie Colts was one of nine Colt regulars who played in their rookie season that year.

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Barrie Colts was named as the OHL goaltender of the year in the off-season.

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The Barrie Colts finished second in the central division; three points behind leaders Mississauga IceDogs, and one point ahead of Brampton Battalion and Sudbury Wolves.

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Barrie Colts was closely followed by forward Ryan Hamilton, defenceman Andrew Marshall, and rookie Vladimir Nikiforov who each enjoyed career seasons.

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The Barrie Colts finished 1 point behind division rivals Brampton Battalion and 9 points behind Peterborough Petes for third in the eastern conference.

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On May 16,2006 the Barrie Colts announced the resignation of the team's general manager, Mike McCann.

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The Barrie Colts were led by their captain Bryan Little who scored a total of 41 goals and 66 assists for a team leading 107 points.

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Barrie Colts was selected to represent Canada at the 2007 IIHF World Junior Under 20 Championships held in Sweden that year.

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Barrie Colts made a few trades throughout the season and before the deadline, trading away Mitch Lebar, Marcus Pepe, Cory McGillis, Colt Kennedy, and Brian Lashoff in exchange for Peter Stevens and goal scorers Josh Brittain, and Taylor Carnevale.

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Three players on the Barrie Colts roster scored 29 points; Bryan Cameron, Darren Archibald, and Luke Pither.

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The Barrie Colts moved to second place in the OHL standings, behind the Windsor Spitfires, and third in the BMO CHL MasterCard Rankings behind the first place Saint John Sea Dogs and Windsor Spitfires.

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The Barrie Colts started the year with 5 rookie defencemen, 7 rookie forwards, and a rookie back-up goaltender.

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In return, the Barrie Colts received 17-year-old goalies John Chartrand and Josh Malecki as well as 17-year-old defenceman Alex Lepkowski and 17-year-old power forward Eric Locke.

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In exchange, the Barrie Colts acquired Reid McNeill, Dereck Hartwick, Ivan Telegin, and Gregg Sutch.

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The Barrie Colts finished 3rd in the conference and faced the Mississauga team in the first round.

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The Barrie Colts beat the Majors in 6 games and faced the 2nd seed Ottawa 67's in the second round.

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Barrie Colts would begin the season without the previous season's top scorers Tanner Pearson and Ivan Telegin who would play the season in the AHL.

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The Barrie Colts would be ranked amongst the CHL Top Ten teams for most of the year as well.

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The Barrie Colts stormed back to score 4 goals before losing in overtime.

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The middle of the season saw the Barrie Colts settle into the middle of the Eastern Conference standings.

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The Barrie Colts finished 4th in a tight race for the Central Division title, drawing the Sudbury Wolves in the first round.

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Barrie Colts set a franchise mark for insurance goals, and fell one shy of the franchise record of short-handed goals with 10.

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The Barrie Colts made a few trades before the deadline, mostly to shore up their sometimes shaky defence, bringing in Brandon Prophet, Chad Baumann, Ben Harpur as well as forward Stephen Nosad.

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The series held promise as both teams finished the season with 85 points; the Barrie Colts winning the central division based on a better win record.

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Ironically, after the Lemieux trade, the Barrie Colts offense picked up and late in the season the division leading Barrie Colts decided to take a shot at making the finals by trading Rocky Kaura, Brandon Prophet and a bunch of draft picks in several deals for goalie David Ovjannikov, forwards Keigan Goetz and Dylan Sadowy as well as Cameron Lizotte, and Greg DiTomasso on defense.

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The Barrie Colts would get their revenge in the next round, beating the North Bay Battalion in four straight, only to find themselves on the wrong side of a sweep in the conference finals by a surprise Niagara IceDogs team.

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The youth movement was on, as signaled by the blockbuster trade made preseason where the Barrie Colts sent a package including 10 draft picks to the Mississauga Steelheads in exchange for 16-year-old Russian Kirill Niznikov.

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The Barrie Colts were awarded the number one overall draft pick who ended up being Ryan Suzuki.

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Templeton built the inaugural team of the Barrie Colts, who became the first OHL expansion franchise to make the playoffs in its first season.

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Barrie Colts played at the Barrie Arena during their tenure in the Junior B days and Junior A Tier II days, and for a portion of their inaugural OHL season until their new arena was completed.

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