|League||Ontario Hockey Association|
|Home arena||Barrie Arena|
|Colours||White, black and gold|
|Parent club(s)||Boston Bruins|
|Championships||1951 & 1953 Memorial Cup champions|
|1960–72||Niagara Falls Flyers|
The Barrie Flyers junior team was founded in 1945 by Leighton "Hap" Emms. The franchise was soon affiliated with the Boston Bruins of the NHL. Barrie quickly became a powerhouse in the OHA. They appeared in the Memorial Cup three times, losing the first time in 1948, then winning twice, in 1951 and 1953. The Emms family relocated the team to Niagara Falls in 1960 where the team continued to win and played for 12 seasons, then relocated to Sudbury to become the Sudbury Wolves.
1948 Memorial CupEdit
The series was very physical and bitter between the teams. After the third game, Emms threatened that the Flyers would not continue to play without a change in referees. The series ultimately continued with the same referees.
Game 1 Port Arthur 10 vs. Barrie 8 Game 2 Port Arthur 8 vs. Barrie 1 Game 3 Port Arthur 5 vs. Barrie 4 Game 4 Port Arthur 9 vs. Barrie 8 (OT)
1951 Memorial CupEdit
Barrie won the right to play for the cup by defeating the Toronto Marlboros for the OHA championship, and the Quebec Citadels in a best-of-seven series to win the Richardson Trophy as eastern Canadian representatives. The series against Quebec was heavily penalized and arguments ensued with the final game being played on neutral ice at Maple Leaf Gardens.
Game 1 Barrie 5 vs. Winnipeg 1 Game 2 Barrie 5 vs. Winnipeg 1 Game 3 Barrie 4 vs. Winnipeg 3 Game 4 Barrie 9 vs. Winnipeg 5
1953 Memorial CupEdit
Barrie won the right to play for the cup by defeating the St. Michael's Majors for the OHA championship. The Flyers won the Memorial Cup in 1953 played at Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba. They defeated the St. Boniface Canadiens in a best-of-seven series.
Game 1 Barrie 6 vs. St. Boniface 4 Game 2 Barrie 6 vs. St. Boniface 3 Game 3 Barrie 7 vs. St. Boniface 5 Game 4 Barrie 4 vs. St. Boniface 7 Game 5 Barrie 6 vs. St. Boniface 1
The Barrie Flyers were a dominant team during the late 1940s and early 1950s, and one of a few clubs to win multiple Memorial Cup championships. The Flyers won the Ontario championship 4 times, the Eastern Canadian championship 3 times, and the national championship twice.
- 1948 Lost to Port Arthur West End Bruins
- 1951 CAHA Champions vs. Winnipeg Monarchs
- 1953 CAHA Champions vs. St. Boniface Canadiens
- 1948 Champions vs. Montreal Nationales
- 1949 Lost to Montreal Royals
- 1951 Champions vs. Quebec Citadels
- 1953 Champions vs. Quebec Citadels
- 1948 OHA Champions vs. Windsor Spitfires
- 1949 OHA Champions vs. Toronto Marlboros
- 1951 OHA Champions vs. Toronto Marlboros
- 1953 OHA Champions vs. St. Michael's Majors
- 1956 Lost to Toronto Marlboros
37 Flyers went on to play in the National Hockey League.
- 1948-49 - Gil Mayer, Red Tilson Trophy Most Outstanding Player
- 1950-51 - Lorne Howes, Dave Pinkney Trophy Lowest Team Goals Against
Regular season resultsEdit
The Barrie Flyers played home games at the Barrie Arena from 1945 to 1960.
- Barrie Arena - The OHL Arena & Travel Guide