Yesterday the announcement was made by Horsepower and Entertainment that this upcoming season the Barrie Colts will be celebrating their 20th season in the OHL. Through the season they have set out plans to celebrate this exciting milestone that will officially Launch TONIGHT at Hockey Night in Barrie!
What is planned for tonight? The only thing that has been announced is that former Colts alumni will be wearing a 20th anniversary themed jersey to kick off the event tonight.
“The Barrie Colts 20th Anniversary Season is going to be a special one for our fans, partners, supporters, staff, players, coaches, and the entire Barrie and Simcoe County Region,” said Colts Owner & President Howie Campbell. “
“I was at the very first Colts game played at the Barrie Molson Centre and haven’t missed too many since. 20 years went by very fast, but I am very happy to be a part of the organization now, as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary,” said Co-Owner Jim Payetta.Merchandise to celebrate is not the only thing to expect. It was also said on the Barrie Colts Official Site that there will be a commemorative logo for this season, giveaways, a special anniversary book as well as the Colts will be wearing a special 3rd jersey throughout this upcoming season!
Also, at every Barrie Colts home game this season a former player or coach will be featured in our Top 40 Alumni on the video-board and ticket stubs.
Who do you look forward to seeing as a part of this top 40? Share with us in the comments or on Twitter. Don't forget to include our Twitter handle @VeryBarrieColts as well as #ColtsTop40 and will will RT your suggestions!
Here is the actual list and schedule for the Alumni and when they will be featured!
(list couurtasy of BarrieColts.com)
|Ex. Monday September 1st||Owen Sound @ Barrie||Daniel Tkaczuk|
|Ex. Thursday September 4th||Erie @ Barrie||Jan Bulis|
|Ex. Saturday September 6th||Guelph @ Barrie||Alexandre Burmistrov|
|Ex. Thursday September 11th||Sudbury @ Barrie||Alexandre Volchkov|
|Thursday September 25th||Oshawa @ Barrie||Luch Nasato|
|Saturday October 4th||Ottawa @ Barrie||Jeremy Swanson|
|Saturday October 11th||Sudbury @ Barrie||Blaine Down|
|Saturday October 18th||Windsor @ Barrie||Aaron Ekblad|
|Saturday October 25th||North Bay @ Barrie||Hunter Tremblay|
|Thursday October 30th||Sarnia @ Barrie||Bill Stewart - Coach|
|Saturday November 1st||Guelph @ Barrie||Bryan Cameron|
|Saturday November 15th||North Bay @ Barrie||Bert Templeton - Coach|
|Saturday November 22nd||Peterborough @ Barrie||Richard Clune|
|Saturday November 29th||Sudbury @ Barrie||Nick Crawford|
|Thursday December 4th||Mississauga @ Barrie||TJ Brodie|
|Saturday December 13th||Kitchener @ Barrie||Dale Hawerchuk - Coach|
|Thursday December 18th||Plymouth @ Barrie||Erik Reitz|
|Saturday December 20th||Ottawa @ Barrie||Colin Behenna|
|Monday December 29th||Owen Sound @ Barrie||Andrew Marshall|
|Wednesday December 31st||Belleville @ Barrie||Zach Hall|
|Saturday January 3rd||London @ Barrie||Andrew Perugini|
|Thursday January 8th||Niagara @ Barrie||Marty Williamson - Coach|
|Saturday January 10th||Sudbury @ Barrie||Dalton Prout|
|Saturday January 17th||Mississauga @ Barrie||Mike Hutchinson|
|Thursday January 22nd||Sault Ste. Marie @ Barrie||Sheldon Keefe|
|Saturday January 24th||Saginaw @ Barrie||Brian Finley|
|Thursday January 29th||Oshawa @ Barrie||Mathias Niederberger|
|Saturday January 31st||Niagara @ Barrie||Darren Archibald|
|Thursday February 5th||Kingston @ Barrie||Stefan Della Rovere|
|Saturday February 7th||Sudbury @ Barrie||Ryan Hamilton|
|Thursday February 19th||Owen Sound @ Barrie||Michael Henrich|
|Saturday February 21st||Niagara @ Barrie||Bryan Little|
|Thursday February 26th||North Bay @ Barrie||Denis Shvidki|
|Saturday February 28th||Mississauga @ Barrie||Kyle Clifford|
|Saturday March 7th||Erie @ Barrie||Alex Pietrangelo|
|Thursday March 12th||Owen Sound @ Barrie||Mark Scheifele|
|Saturday March 14th||Peterborough @ Barrie||B.J Crombeen|
|Saturday March 21st||Kingston @ Barrie||Tanner Pearson|
|1st Playoff Game - TBD||TBD||Martin Skoula|
|2nd Playoff Game - TBD||TBD||Bud Stefanski - Coach|