Sports Wall of Fame

Barnes, Bob "Barney"

Barnes, Bob "Barney"
Bob (Barney) Barnes

Bob Barnes is recognized as an athlete, coach, official and dedicated volunteer.

As an athlete, he played football, hockey and baseball on City and Ontario championship teams.

He coached minor baseball teams from 1949 – 1955 to City and Niagara District championships. Bob also coached two Ontario Finalist teams in 1949 and 1951, one Ontario finalist squad in 1953 and the Niagara Falls Citizens who were Ontario Champions in 1955.

His officiating career covered baseball, football and hockey at the high school, college and professional level where he officiated in more than 350 games as a Linesman in the American Hockey League.

He was president of the G.N.B.A., the G.N.S.A., and the Niagara District Baseball Association and a long time member of the Niagara Falls Recreation Commission.

Bob Barnes has displayed outstanding dedication to athletes and athletic organizations in the City of Niagara Falls. 
 

Additional Images & Resources

 
Citizen's Juvenile A OBA Champions  Citizen's Juvenile A OBA Champions
From the library's image database (click the link to view the full record)

Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - Citizen's Juvenile A OBA Champions 1951 - 1970 era
Notes  Induction January 1992 ; Front Row L-R: Jim Atack, Ted Stephen, Bob Barnes Coach, Ray Brognola, Eric Russell, Wayne Adams ; Middle Row: Bruce McCrie, Murray Johnston, Bob Chamberlain, Henry Hoogasian, James O'Laughlin ; Back Row: Joe Dennis, Ken Littlewood, Lyle Racey, Mac Cushing, Allie McRae, Bob Green Manager ; Missing from photograph: Merve Currie, Wayne Fleming, Tom McKinley, Mike Lococo, Dusty Bodnar ;
Date  2002.
 
 
Click to view photograph taken at the Induction Ceremony  Click to view photograph taken at the Induction Ceremony
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Title 11th annual Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Bob (Barney) Barnes
Creator  Simon, Pat
Description  Induction January 2000
Date  January 16, 2000.
 
 
From the program:  From the program:
From the library's image database (click the link to view the full record)

Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - Bob "Barney" Barnes Builder 1951-1970 era
Description  scan from book 14th Annual City of Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony ; date of photograph unknown ;
Notes  This image may not be reproduced without the written consent of the City of Niagara Falls Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture;
 
 
Niagara Falls Dynamos Rugby Football Club  Niagara Falls Dynamos Rugby Football Club
From the library's image database (click the link to view the full record)

Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - Niagara Falls Dynamos Rugby Football Club Team
Description  Ontario Rugby Football Union Intermediate Champion 1947
Notes  Image may not be reproduced without the written consent of the City of Niagara Falls, Parks, Recreation and Culture Department ; induction January 1991 ; Back Row L-R: S. Bell Trainer, Paul Aleo, Phil Downie, Jake Kitney, Bob Barnes, Hugh Main, Bruce McPherson, Louis Desson, Howard Beam. Middle Row: Al Luciano, Bill Leskiw, Graham Code, Jason Dixon, Vince Kerrio, John Sumner, Bruce & Gordon Johnson, Lawrence Kitney, Lou Ceccato. Front Row: Ray McAndrew, Jack Kelly, Jerry O'Donoghue, Erin Stroud, Brock Hunchberger, Carmen Carlo, Charles Newman, Alex Tanos, Charles Petrullo ;
Date  1991.
 
 
 
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