Former Colt is Now a Lion in Germany

simon barg lowen frankfurt germany regionalliga hockeySimon Barg played parts of two seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Barrie Colts in 2001-02 and 2002-03. However, it wasn’t until he left the OHL and went to school that his hockey career really took off.

Barg played with the University of Toronto Blues for four seasons from 2003-04 to 2006-07. He was team’s Rookie of the Year in 2003-04. In 2005-06, he scored 20 goals in 24 games. He was honoured with the Dr. William A. Dafoe Trophy as Toronto’s Most Valuable Player. He was also named the team’s Best All-Around Forward and wore the ‘C’ on his jersey as the team captain. In his final season with the Blues, Simon was again name the Best All-Around Forward and was the team’s captain.

After leaving the University of Toronto, Barg made his way to Germany, playing for Peiting of the the Oberliga (tier 3). He played two seasons with Peiting. His first year was very productive with 59 points in just 33 games. His second season, 2008-09, was over the top. He scored 50 goals and added 86 assists for 136 points in just 59 games. He tied teammate Lubor Dibelka for the league lead in points despite played three less games. He was the league leader in assists.

This past season, 2009-10, Barg moved to Italy and played for Vipiteno in the Lega Italiana Hockey Ghiaccio Serie 2. Simon was over a point per game with the team, accumulating 42 points in 28 games. He added another 14 in ten games in the playoffs.

This season brought him back to the German Oberliga. This time around he started the season with Essen. He had a great start to the year with 39 points in just 19 games. His point total is still in the top 25 even though the remaining players have played up to twice as many games.

Simon Barg is currently playing for Löwen Frankfurt of Germany’s Regionalliga or fourth tier. It has to be assumed that this 27 year old will climb back up the ladder to higher levels of hockey. Although he only produced nine goals in his 76 Ontario Hockey League games, he has since become an offensive threat.

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