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Debbie Bernhard


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Debbie Bernhard is the all-time girls leading ice hockey scoring leader in Massachusetts history, registering 298 career points and helping AB win 4 State Championships and helping to keep AB undefeated for those four years. Debbie was a first team DCL All-Star 4-years running; A Boston Globe All Scholastic Super Teamer 4-straight years; Hockey Around The Hub player of the year her frosh and sophomore seasons; MVP Sports Magazine Athlete of The Month sophomore year; Boston Globe Player of The Year Junior year; High School Sports Magazine Player of The Year Junior year; Hometown Sports Magazine Player of The Year senior year;

Honored by the Boston Red Sox as Female Athlete of The Year her senior year; Lowell Sun Player of the Year senior year. Debbie also participated on the U.S. Women's Junior National Development Camp from 1997 thru 1999.

Sticks in the hands of Debbie Bernhard worked well. Debbie was also a DCL All-Star in field hockey, and the team's leading scorer - her junior and senior years. Her senior year was she was a Lowell Sun and Boston Herald first team All-Scholastic. In lacrosse, Debbie was one of AB's leading scorers her junior and senior years and, oh yeah, was voted AB's "most outstanding female athlete" her senior year.

Debbie matriculated to UNH Wildcat country on a full ice hockey scholarship in 2001. Debbie played for all four years and was a four year letter winner. Each year Debbie was in the program, its record improved culminating in a 17-1 regular season record her senior year. After graduation, Debbie worked as a social worker and then went back to school for her nursing degree.

Debbie is now a registered nurse at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Debbie and her husband, Jason and son Nico (with another child due later in the year) live in Mankato, Minnesota.

Debbie says there are too many memories of AB to choose from, but will always remember the adrenaline rush before every game, sharing in the wins and losses with her closest friends and all the laughs they had together. She especially remembers her Mom's wild cheers and her Dad's stoic support at all of her team's games.

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