BREED: St. Bernard
NHL DEBUT: October 3, 2009
HOMETOWN: Denver, Colorado
HOME: Bernie's Dog Park on
Main Concourse, Pepsi Center
MENTORS: Barry, the famous alpine rescue dog
SPORTS NETWORK: Altitude, Animal Planet, Versus
TV SHOWS: Blue’s Clues, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Dog Whisperer, Scooby-Doo
RIDES: Bernie Van, Zam-Bernie
MOVIES: Air Bud, All Dogs Go To Heaven, Beethoven, Snow Buddies, 101 Dalmatians
SONGS: Atomic Dog, Bad to the Bone, The Avs Goal Song
COLORS: Burgundy and White
INTERESTS: Skating, Sledding, Hockey, Fetching, Swimming, Napping, Chasing Cats
WHAT'S IN THE BARRELL: Pepsi, Nachos, French Fries, Candy, Toys, Anything Really
Bernie, was born in Summit County in a litter of five puppies. His brothers and sisters loved playing in the snow but Bernie kept running to the hockey rink at the base of the mountain. After many attempts to bring Bernie back to the slopes, the Ski Patrol knew his love was really ice not snow. The Patrol brought Bernie to an Avalanche home game where he saw a perfect sheet of NHL ice. And it was love at first sight. Bernie had found his new home.
Bernie now stands as the proud mascot for the Colorado Avalanche. True to his breed, Bernie is devoted to his team as a symbol of integrity, strength and loyalty. Beware of drool, it is unavoidable. He is a gentle giant amongst the community for all ages.