The game that was born in the streets and driveways did not need a home, but it found one at the Barrie Ball Hockey Club. In 1994 entrepreneur Brian Broley launched the vision of the club with inspiration from Niagara region success in St. Catharines and Welland. The club has grown steadily, doubling in size every 5 years and in 2010 had 294 teams playing on 4 rinks and averaging over 8,200 bodies a week through the club.
Pioneering new opportunities to improve accessibility, the Barrie BHC launched a Jack & Jill (now Co-Ed) Division with a unique rule program that grew to over 50 teams in competitive and recreational divisions in 2010. People with Unique Characteristics (PUC) is another first where people with cognitive and physical disabilities have a league of their own where the love of the game has no boundaries and goals are reached (and scored).
For a more complete history please check back soon. There is one currently being developed!