2015 Professional Athlete
For outstanding performance at the professional level. Must have achieved professional status and maintained that level for three (3) years or three (3) seasons and be retired from his/her professional career for a minimum of three (3) years.


Professional Athlete
Tim Bernhardt


Tim Bernhardt is a Sarnia native who played Jr. 'B' hockey in the city before moving through the ranks all the way to the National Hockey League.

Playing Major Jr. 'A' for the Cornwall Royals, Tim was an all-star three years running. More impressive still, he led the league with a 3.63 goalsagainst- average in 1977. A year later, he was a Team Canada goaltender at the World Junior Championships.

Bernhardt was drafted into the NHL in 1978 and played parts of four seasons in the big league, seeing action with the Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs. In all, he played 67 games with the Leafs and Flames. He also enjoyed considerable success in the American Hockey League, where he was chosen for the second allstar team.

When his playing days were over he worked as a scout for the Dallas Stars, where he played a role in the drafting of several outstanding players. He was with the Stars when they won the 1999 Stanley Cup.

Later still, Tim became scouting director with the Phoenix Coyotes.

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