Steve Barrett-Walkerton Hawks
Steve has made his mark in the last 25 years in the Pollock Division. His hockey career has come full circle as he started playing junior hockey in Walkerton as a 16-year-old. He has been a Player, Coach and GM in the Pollock Division for over 25 years.
Steve grew up in Owen Sound where he played his minor hockey.
Steve played one season for the Walkerton Hawks when he was 16 years old. When he was 17 he played Junior B in Owen Sound for a year.
After that, he moved on to the Hanover Barons where he finished his Junior career.
Jordan Turcotte played for the Hawks for 5 years when Steve was in charge of the hockey club. Four out of those 5 years they won the Pollock Division championship. Jordan said Steve was the most dedicated hockey person he has ever been around. He said Steve held his players accountable but always had their backs. Jordan said Steve would make all the right moves when he was there to put the Hawks in a position to win
Current President Ray Wright hired Steve 17 years ago. Ray says Steve just loves the game of hockey. He has such a great knowledge of all the players available each year. Ray says Steve is an all-around good guy who is really respected in the community.
After his Junior playing career ended he coached minor hockey in Owen Sound.
His first started coaching in the Pollock Division was an assistant coach with the Hanover Barons. They made it to the All-Ontario semi-finals one year where they lost to the Belle River Canadians. They had some great success when he was with the Barons.
Steve has won one coach of the year award in the Pollock Division.
Steve has 7 Pollock Division titles to his credit as the GM of the Walkerton Hawks in 17 years. I am sure he will add a few more before his career is over. Steve lives in Walkerton with his wife Heather and their kid’s Jack, Regan and Carter. He helps coach a couple of his kid’s teams in Walkerton which is no surprise. A tip of the cap to Steve for the great job he has done for the Walkerton Hawks. The Hawks would not have won all those titles without the leadership of Steve Barrett.
Doug Kennedy –PJHL