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Barrie Flyers
Barrie Flyers Sr
City: Barrie, Ontario
League: OHA Senior A Hockey League 1966-1979
Georgian Bay Int. "A" 1979-1980
Major Int. "A" 1980-1983
OHA Senior "A" 1983-1984
Operated: 1966 (1966)-1994
Home Arena: Barrie Arena
Colors: Orange & White
Head Coach: Harry Pidhirny, Darryl Sly, Ray Gariepy
Franchise history
1966-1983: Barrie Flyers
1983-1984: Barrie Broncos

The Barrie Flyers were an ice hockey team from Barrie, Ontario that competed in the OHA Senior A Hockey League from 1966 to 1979 and in the Major Intermediate A Hockey League from 1979 to 1983.

They are not to be confused with a junior club of the same name which played in the Ontario Hockey Association from 1945 to 1960.

HistoryEdit

The Flyers won the 1974 Allan Cup as Canadian Senior A champions, beating the Cranbrook Royals 4-2 in the playdown final, and were national finalists in 1972, 1975 and 1976. They moved to the Major Intermediate A Hockey League in 1979 and played there until the league folded in 1983. Barrie returned to Senior A in 1983 as the "Broncos."

1972 Allan CupEdit

Barrie won its first OHA Senior A championship and travelled to Spokane, Washington to face the Spokane Jets in the Allan Cup final playdown series. Spokane won the best-of-seven series 4-2.

Game 1 - Barrie 0 at Spokane 3
Game 2 - Barrie 3 at Spokane 8
Game 3 - Barrie 4 at Spokane 2
Game 4 - Barrie 4 at Spokane 1
Game 5 - Barrie 3 at Spokane 7
Game 6 - Barrie 3 at Spokane 6

1974 Allan CupEdit

Barrie recaptured the OHA Senior A championship and advanced to meet the Cranbrook Royals in the Allan Cup final playdown series. All games were played in Cranbrook, British Columbia. Barrie defeated the Royals 4-2 in the best-of-seven series.

Game 1 - Barrie 4 vs Cranbrook 1
Game 2 - Barrie 2 vs Cranbrook 4
Game 3 - Barrie 5 vs Cranbrook 9
Game 4 - Barrie 5 vs Cranbrook 4 (double OT)
Game 5 - Barrie 4 vs Cranbrook 3
Game 6 - Barrie 4 vs Cranbrook 1

1975 Allan CupEdit

Barrie won its third OHA Senior A title in four years and met the Thunder Bay Twins in the Allan Cup final. The first three games in the best-of-seven series were played in Barrie and the remaining games were staged in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The Twins won the series 4-2.

Game 1 - Barrie 8 vs Thunder Bay 5
Game 2 - Barrie 2 vs Thunder Bay 7
Game 3 - Barrie 7 vs Thunder Bay 4
Game 4 - Barrie 2 at Thunder Bay 8
Game 5 - Barrie 2 at Thunder Bay 5
Game 6 - Barrie 4 at Thunder Bay 8

1976 Allan CupEdit

Barrie made its fourth and final trip to the Allan Cup final after winning its third straight OHA Senior A championship and fourth in five years. Once again the Flyers travelled to Spokane, where their opponents were now also known as the Flyers. Spokane swept Barrie 4-0 in the best-of-seven series.

Game 1 - Barrie 4 at Spokane 9
Game 2 - Barrie 1 at Spokane 4
Game 3 - Barrie 4 at Spokane 7
Game 4 - Barrie 2 at Spokane 8

Season-by-Season resultsEdit

Season GP W L T GF GA P Results Playoffs
1966-67 40 10 27 3 150 204 23 10th OHA Sr. A
1967-68 40 17 21 2 144 171 36 6th OHA Sr. A
1968-69 39 24 12 3 208 135 51 2nd OHA Sr. A Lost Final
1969-70 40 21 15 4 163 133 46 OHA Sr. A
1970-71 39 24 15 0 183 139 48 OHA Sr. A
1971-72 40 27 11 2 245 147 56 1st OHA Sr. A Won League
1972-73 44 34 10 0 239 123 68 1st OHA Sr. A Lost Final
1973-74 40 30 10 0 172 92 60 1st OHA Sr. A Won League, Won Allan Cup
1974-75 40 29 10 1 202 131 59 1st OHA Sr. A Won League
1975-76 44 37 6 1 273 114 75 1st OHA Sr. A Won League
1976-77 34 19 14 1 180 149 39 5th OHA Sr. A
1977-78 40 23 16 1 185 160 47 3rd OHA Sr. A
1978-79 40 13 26 1 153 201 27 6th OHA Sr. A
1979-80 36 17 19 0 167 195 34 5th GBIAHL
1980-81 35 18 17 0 213 186 36 5th OHA Int. A
1981-82 36 12 24 0 192 267 24 6th OHA Int. A
1982-83 29 9 20 0 159 227 18 4th OHA Int. A
1983-84 38 10 28 0 183 293 20 8th OHA Sr. A

Notable alumniEdit

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