For the second day in a row, the Superior International Junior Hockey League’s Lakers are returning to Kenora, Ontario to have native Jack Bernie committing to return to the roster in Fort Frances for the 2017 – 2018 SIJHL season.
The 20 year old forward is heading into his third season with the Lakers with tallying a total of 26 goals that included eight power play goals along with contributing 28 assists in 108 regular season games from 2014 – 2016 while accumulating 86 minutes in penalties. In 108 games in his first two seasons in Fort Frances, the 6’0” and 185 lbs Kenora native sank two goals and had one assist in 12 post – season games in his two seasons with Fort Frances while tallying 14 penalty minutes.
I’m very excited to get back to Fort, after the way last season ended I’m really working hard this off season to improve my game and to bring another championship to Fort Frances. I feel that I can bring veteran leadership to the team, some scoring on the offensive end, be a solid presence on the defensive end, and be a physical presence as well” said Bernie.
Laker coach Wayne Strachan told the Junior Hockey Network that “”Jack will return for his third season with the Lakers next season. Jack can play several different roles with our team and his development continues to grow in a Lakers uniform. Jack will be looked at to become more of a leader this season and help change the culture of the team back to the way Laker Hockey can be played.”