Bryan Barker was a standout hockey player from the time his career started as a youth in the minor hockey system in Long Sault. After spending a season playing for the Montreal Junior Canadians, at age 16, Bryan began his Junior hockey career as a right winger with the Ottawa 67's of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
During his third year, he was traded to the Cornwall Royals of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League where he played parts of two seasons. His best statistical season came in the final year of his Junior career as a defenceman for the Sorel Black Hawks of the Quebec Junior League, in 1974 he played 44 games scoring 34 points and adding 127 penalty minutes. In the end, his Junior career consisted of over 225 games spanning four seasons. Bryan was drafted by the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association in the 1974 amateur hockey draft. Finally, he played with the Nepean Raiders of the Central Junior Hockey League before moving to Halifax in 1976 to play hockey for St Mary's University, a Huskies team that went all the way to the Canadian University finals.
Bryan would continue to play on many local hockey and lacrosse teams, and was often seen behind the bench coaching a number of local minor hockey teams.
Bryan Barker accepting from Noel Windle.