In February 2013, Chris Biggs, co-host of the very popular Niagara-based radio show (Biggs and Barr) on 97.7 FM, had an urge to learn the game of hockey. The other hosts of the show, Jason Barr and Pasty Jamie, decided they were going to teach him and a few other that have never had the opportunity to play the nation’s past- time.
After a few months of practice, what started out as a mission to get Biggs into the game evolved into the Biggs & Barr-Barians Hockey Club. Last season, the team was able to benefit local Jumpstart chapters to the tune of $14,000! This year, the team is building off last year’s success by taking to the ice to benefit the United Way of St Catharines.
Whom do the Biggs & Barr-Barians play? Well, if you have a team in Niagara interested in helping out a great cause, the team will try to accommodate you with a challenge match. The boys have already taken on a variety of anxious community teams including Swiss Chalet 4th Avenue, Walker Industries, Meridian Centre and Cogeco. As for Biggs, he is getting better every time he steps out on the ice. It’s great to see how sports bring together community members to do great things.
Refer to the inset for the remainder of the team’s schedule. You’re invited to come out to the games and cheer on your community teams. All games are played at Niagara’s best facility, the Meridian Centre, and admission is free.
March 5 3:30 p.m. Niagara Falls Breakers
March 13 6 p.m. Parker Hannifin
March 18 7 p.m. The Delinquents
March 24 6 p.m. Enbridge
March 26 6 p.m. Kully’s Original Sports Bar
If you have a team that would like to take on the Biggs & Barr-Barians, email us at email@example.com. We accommodate as many teams as possible.