The Summit in 1974

Club 1974:
Quebec Nordiques

Serge Bernier
# 21, Team CANADA 1974

Club: Quebec Nordiques
Position: RW  Shoots: Left
Height: 6-00 Weight: 190
Born: 4/29/1947 in Padoue, Quebec

Serge broke into the NHL full-time with the Philadelphia Flyers in 1970-71. In his rookie season he scored a very respectable 23 goals along with 28 assists. Midway through the following season he was traded to the Los Angeles Kings. During the 1972-73 season Serge made hockey headlines with a spectacular 5- goal game.

In the summer of 1973 Serge accepted an offer from the WHA Quebec Nordiques. It was in Quebec where Serge truly blossomed. He became a top front line center helping the Nordiques reach the 1975 Avco World Trophy finals and to a WHA championship in 1976-77. Playing on a line with Marc Tardif and Real Cloutier Serge and his teammates terrorized WHA goalies for over 5 years. Serge retired after the 1980-81 season.

Serge Bernier was one of the players who played in every game of the 1974 Summit. He found it to be a very frustrating experience. Playing mainly on a line with Marc Tardif and Rejean Houle (known as the French Selection) Serge had 1 goal and 2 assists. He played much better than his statistics indicated however. The "French Selection" line was constantly "buzzing around" the Soviet net, however had little success actually scoring. Serge and his line-mates were "bedeviled" by tremendous goaltending from Vladislav Tretiak, and a bizarre series of hit goalposts and crossbars. That being said Serge did show he had the ability to play at the highest level of the game.


  Career Statistics
Competitions GP G A PTS PIM
NHL Reg. Season 302 78 119 197 234
NHL Playoffs 5 1 1 2 0
WHA Reg. Season 417 230 336 566 486
WHA Playoffs 49 28 46 74 41


- Played in the professional hockey leagues: 1968-81
- Pro hockey clubs:
NHL: Philadelphia, Los Angeles; WHA: Quebec
- AVCO Trophy (1): 1977
- WHA awards:
AVCO Playoff MVP 1977
WHA All Star (2nd Team) 1975


GP Goals Assists Points PIM
8 1 2 3 4

  Scoring History
Game 3212:40Assist 
Game 3304:01Goal 
Game 4105:10Assist 

  Penalties History
Game 5103:07roughing
Game 5206:52roughing




The Summit in 1974