A 2012 graduate of Tufts University with a B.A. in Economics, Barchard was a captain of the Tufts men's varsity ice hockey team for three years. While at Tufts in 2009-10, he was named American Hockey Coaches Association Second Team All-American and NESCAC Men's Ice Hockey All-Conference First Team. In 2011-12, Barchard was named to the NESCAC Men's Ice Hockey All-Conference Second Team. Barchard holds the Tufts single-game saves record with 63 saves vs. St. Anselm College and the single-season save-percentage record with a .939 save percentage. He also is the career save leader with 2,781 saves.
After Tufts, Barchard played for the Augusta Riverhawks and Cape Cod Bluefins of the Southern Professional and Federal Hockey League. From 2007-12, Barchard was the rink manager assistant at the Ristuccia Memorial Ice Arena in Wilmington, Mass.