Barrie Flyers Masters Team History

In 2014, the main core of Barrie players played on the Ballhockey.com Masters team and represented Canada at the World Master Championships held in Tampa, Florida. This world event is held every two years and is governed by the highly respected ISBHF. Competition was very strong with the likes of Slovakia, USA, Greece, and Austria all in attendance. A podium finish wasn’t in the cards this time, but what this event did do was lay the groundwork for the team members to continue on wanting to play ball hockey at the highest level they could.

In early 2015, the name Barrie C4 Masters took shape along with a management structure put into place. Barrie C4 was now ready to test their skill against some of the best O40 teams at the OBHF Provincial Championships held in Peterborough, Ontario. This gruelling 3 day event saw the Barrie C4 Masters defeat the Halton Leafs 1 – 0 in the finals crowning them Provincial Champions! This victory allowed C4 the opportunity to represent Ontario at the 2016 CBHA National Championships in Richmond, British Columbia.

In preparation for the 2016 National Championships, Barrie C4 realized that playing at a higher level would be necessary in order to be at their best come the Nationals. They decided to join the OBHF and play in the O31 Vaughan Masters Division which would have them play teams that are younger and faster than them. Regular season play saw C4 compile a record of 10 wins, 2 loses and 2 ties and lose out to a strong Aurora Saints team in the semi finals. This was a great first year accomplishment for them and C4 was also given the Management of the Year Award at the conclusion of the season.

It was now time for the team to make their way to the National Championships in British Columbia, as the representatives of Ontario. This 5 day event saw evenly matched teams play each other in the round robin, and the elimination rounds set for the Saturday. C4 played a strong Alberta team in the semi finals and unfortunately did not advance to the gold medal game. The bronze medal game saw them match up against Saskatchewan and C4 managed to win this game in convincing fashion.