Q & A with Jonathan Bernier
I got a chance to speak with Jonathan Bernier after the Portland Pirates-Manchester Monarchs game on Tuesday in Orono. The Portland Pirates defeated the Monarchs 4-3 in shootout. Bernier was the back-up goaltender for the game.
Nathan Fournier: How’s your season going so far this season?
Jonathan Bernier: It’s good. We are splitting games between Quickie (Jonathan Quick) and I. We got to keep working.
Nathan Fournier: What has Los Angeles wanted you to work on?
Jonathan Bernier: Just work on my game. They wanted me to be consistent every game and work hard in practice.
Nathan Fournier: Has Los Angeles giving you a timetable when they might call you up?
Jonathan Bernier: No, like I said before I just need to keep working hard and good things will happen.
Nathan Fournier: How has living from a host family to becoming a professional?
Jonathan Bernier: It’s pretty nice. It’s nice doing your own thing. But at the same time it was fun living with a host family.
Nathan Fournier: Fewer restrictions on you now as compared living with a host family?
Jonathan Bernier: (Laughs) Yes.
Nathan Fournier: What’s the difference in lifestyle between Lewiston and Manchester?
Jonathan Bernier: It’s a bigger city (Manchester). It’s hard compare the hockey because it’s professional. The city is pretty nice. It’s hard to compare because I lived in Maine for four years and I liked it.
In other alumni news, according to Elitprospects.com, Vladislav Balaz has left KH Sanok (Polish League) to return to Slovakia for personal reasons. In five games he had a goal and an assist.