Hockey Night in Simcoe County X Welcomes NHL Legends Back

Event Updates
Jul 6, 2017

Barrie, ON – Hockey Night in Simcoe County  (HNISC) today announced  that NHL legends, Dale Hawerchuck and Bernie Nicholls will be lacing up for this year’s game on August 10th at the Barrie Molson Centre. Former NHL referees, Ron Hoggarth and Blaine Angus will also be joining the action.

Their participation will aid in raising funds for Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Orillia  Soldier’s Memorial Hospital, Georgian Bay General Hospital and Barrie Colts Community Fund

“We are thrilled to welcome our long-time Hockey Night friends back for another year,” said HNISC Founder Patrick Brown. “This event is made possible thanks to the continued support we receive from community members like Ron, Dale, and Blaine.”

Meet the Stars and Stripes

Dale Hawerchuck was selected 1st overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1981 NHL entry draft. Hawerchuck spent the next 17 years scoring 1,409 points, playing in the All-Star game five times, and becoming a 2001 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee. As the coach of the Barrie Colts, we are pleased to have him join us once again for the 10th year of Hockey Night.

Bernie Nicholls is a former NHLer who played for the LA Kings, New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, New Jersey Devils, Chicago Blackhawks, and the San Jose Sharks. Nicholls played for 17 years, was selected to 3 All-Star games, and is one of only five players to ever score 150 points in a season.

Ron Hoggarth is a retired NHL referee from Barrie. From 1971 to 1994, Ron officiated over 1,000 regular season games, 150 Stanley Cup playoff games, and three All-Star games. As a longtime friend, Ron will join us again this year as the Hockey Night MC.

Blaine Angus is a Barrie NHLOA Alumni. He officiated from 1991 -2006. We welcome him back and value his hometown commitment and participation  in our event.

We invite you to join us on August 10th at the Barrie Molson Centre, with proceeds benefitting the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH), Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital in Orillia (OSMH), Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland (GBGH), and the Barrie Colts Foundation. Seating is limited so you are encouraged to buy your tickets early. Tickets can be purchased on the Hockey Night in Simcoe County Website ( as well as Ticketpro (

To purchase tickets by phone, dial 1-866-908-9090

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