Kings Netminder Jonathan Bernier Commits To Canada For Spengler Cup

LA Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier, who is currently playing in Germany during the NHL lockout, has committed to join Team Canada for the upcoming Spengler Cup in Switzerland.

Jonathan represented Canada at the 2006 World Under-18s in April, which were held in Sweden. He was invited to the 2007 Canadian World Junior selection camp but lost out to Montreal Canadiens  goaltender Carey Price and Calgary Flames prospect Leland Irving. Along with Steve Mason, Bernier was chosen as one of Canada’s goalies for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, in which he finished with a 1-1 record and a 2.00goals against average as Canada won the gold medal. Bernier has appeared in 13 games with Heilbronner in Germany this season, while posting a 2.57 goals-against average with 6 wins and 7  losses. Prior to this season, Bernier has spent his entire NHL career with the LA Kings, winning the 2011-2012 Stanley Cup as a backup to Jonathan Quick.

Hockey Canada doesn’t expect to officially name the Spengler Cup team until just days before Christmas due to the uncertainty of the NHL lockout. Canada is scheduled open the tournament against Adler Mannheim on Dec. 26.

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