U13 AA - BARRIE
The 2023 OHF U13 AA Championship is being hosted by the Barrie Minor Hockey Association and is scheduled to take place from April 21-23, 2023.
HOST ORGANIZING COMMITTEE CHAIR OHF BRANCH EVENT MANAGER
Wendy Massie Scott Stevens
Barrie Ontario is situated on the traditional land of the Wendat and Anishinaabeg Peoples. Historically, is well known for the 9 Mile Portage from Kempenfelt Bay to Fort Willow which was a transportation route for the Indigenous Peoples centuries before Europeans arrived. The first settlers came during the war of 1812 where Barrie was a supply depot for the British and used the 9 Mile portage as a key piece of their supply line.
Barrie was also the final destination for a branch of the Underground railroad in the mid-19th century. This allowed American slaves to enter Barrie and the surrounding areas. This also contributed to the formation of the village of Shanty Bay.
CFB Borden was established during the First World War for additional support and to serve as a training center of Canadian Expenditonary Forces battalions. It is the birth place of the Royal Canadian Air Force. After the Cold War the eight surviving Royal Flying Corps hangars have been designated a National Site of Canada. CFB Borden is still home to the largest training wing for the Canadian Armed Forces.
HOCKEY: Barrie is well known as a hockey town and have produced some hockey legends. The Barrie Sports Hall of Fame showcases some of these legends; Brent Burns, Hap Emms, Joe Dipenta, John Madden, Darren Rumble, Darrin Shannon, Michael Hutchinson, Wayne Rutledge, Tyson Forester, Alex Formenton, Darryl Shannon, Ron Hoggarth, Isaak Phillips, Bruce Gardiner, Dan Marouelli, Greg Johnson, Dan Maloney
VISITOR HIGHLIGHTS: As a visitor to Barrie, you can attend the largest outdoor arts and crafts celebration in Ontario. With Barrie being grouped as part of the Golden Horseshoe, we are easily reached to access our beautiful waterfront. Part of the waterfront houses the Spirit Catcher by Ron Baird (from Expo '86) which was moved to Barrie as part of the MacLaren Art Centers collection.
While Barrie is also the gateway to cottage country, may beautiful beaches and trails are right here in our community to be explored! The Simcoe County trails, Hardwood Hills trails can be explored on foot or mountain bike!