Former Flin Flon Bomber Ashton Bernard was airlifted to a Halifax, NS hospital early Wednesday morning after the 21 year old was in a single vehicle accident near his hometown of Eskasoni, NS.
Cape Breton Regional Police say Bernard’s truck left the highway and struck a tree at around 9:30 a.m. As of last night his condition had improved from serious to fair according to a hospital spokesperson.
Bernard was signed by the Bombers late last season and suited up for 4 games were the New Jersey Devils draftee had no points and 21 penalty minutes. Bernard’s debut for Flin Flon was against the Battleford’s North Stars where social media websites hyped up the eventual bout between Bernard and the Stars Tony Oak.
Bernard was a big part of the Bombers knocking off the Stars in the first round of the playoffs where his only goal as a Bomber was the eventual series winner.
This season Bernard was playing with the 3L de Riviere-du-Loup in the LNAH in Quebec where he has 84 minutes in penalties in 16 games.
The Flin Flon Bombers would like to send their thoughts and wish Ashton a speedy recovery.
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