'Aw, come on, Bernie!' The plaintive cry heard from many a Burton Hockey player for 14 seasons. Did he wait until the last second to put his gear on? Did he just spend half-an-hour trying to get his brother Oliver out of bed so they can get to the session? Did he just take his skates off in the middle of a sub switch? Oh, the fun never stops with Bernie Koth-Kappus. Listen; you can argue about whether he's motivated all the time. Or if he even shows interest in the game he's playing in. Or how how professes not to care about stats only to yell out 'Assist!' everytime he's within five feet of a goal (don't even get us started on 'bench assists'). Or the scorchingly dry sarcasm that punctuates his nearly every sentence. When it comes down to it, from Day One, Bernie Koth-Kappus has always been there for Burton Hockey. Together, he and Oliver are the twin towers of Burton, dwarfing the games played of even the most dedicated originals. Burton Hockey is essentially a fusion of the Burton School courtyard games with the informal games in Glenbank. Hailing from a rustic log cabin in the backwoods of neighbouring Brouse (that's not artistic licence, that's actually how he grew up), Bernie was one of the core from that group. It was he, Oliver, Seamus O'Connor and Lee Orr who came down to the Fauquier Hall during the Christmas of 1999 to bring the two streams together and create a onrushing tide of valley-wide roller hockey, eventually to cover the entire province. Bernie has been omnipresent ever since. He played an astounding 196 games that first season of 2000, missing just one session. At first look, it seemed a bit surreal: a large man on skates regularly for the first time since Grade 5, wearing a lime green helmet (the Koopa Troopa) that had no chinstrap and routinely fell over his face, homemade improvised ass padding affixed to his shorts in a futile attempt to cushion the blows of five-to-six wipeouts a session; marvelling about the supposed comfort of his new blades that featured 'soft-boot technology' that would still make his feet sore about a game-and-a-half into a session. And we wouldn't have it any other way. Bernhart Perry Mulgrave is an icon, an only-in-Burton legend. Yes, we've given him the Bitch Award on multiple occasions. But we do it in fun, knowing damn well we would not have Burton Hockey without him. When Joern Hornhardt left for the Lower Mainland, Bernie took the reigns and organised the wildly successful 2003 and 2004 seasons. And it was Bernie's move to Vancouver that brought about Vancouver Roller Hockey, where he is easily the all-time games played leader. He took up organising again this year and helped continue the VRH boom. Bernie has comparatively flourished at Ambleside, where the smaller rink is more amenable to his walk-stomp skating style (he skates like he drives: he's either doing 120 or 70, no middle ground). Bernie's hands do the talking for him; when he's focused, he has laser precision on net. Put Bernie on a line with a strong skater and the guy is money. The difference between the Bernie that came into Burton Hockey and the Bernie of today is incredible. He's a pinnacle of dedication. He's an entirely outlandish, unique personality; hilarious, aggravating, friendly all at once. Bernie Koth-Kappus can never be thanked enough for his contributions to Burton Hockey, and those contributions will continue to come for years, we're certain. Awards: Ironman of the Year - 2003, 2004, 2012; Organiser of the Year - 2010 (VRH), 2011 (VRH), 2012 (VRH), 2013 (VRH); 2nd All-Star - 2001, 2002; Most Dedicated Team - 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
Year GP GS G A PTS GPG APG PPG SPG SOG SPCT
2000 196 195 121 148 269 0.62 0.76 1.38 2.25 438 27.63
2001 35 32 24 32 56 0.75 1.00 1.75 2.31 74 32.43
2002 29 29 15 14 29 0.52 0.48 1.00 3.69 107 14.02
2003 106 103 30 66 96 0.29 0.64 0.93 2.05 211 14.22
2004 101 101 18 56 74 0.18 0.55 0.73 1.32 133 13.53
2005 29 28 21 23 44 0.75 0.82 1.57 4.21 118 17.80
2006 98 98 76 89 165 0.78 0.91 1.68 4.17 409 18.58
2007 34 34 27 14 41 0.79 0.41 1.21 3.50 119 22.69
2008 40 40 28 35 63 0.70 0.88 1.57 2.58 103 27.18
2009 184 184 74 99 173 0.40 0.54 0.94 2.25 414 17.87
2010 271 271 136 193 329 0.50 0.71 1.21 2.53 686 19.83
2011 193 193 92 130 222 0.48 0.67 1.15 2.55 492 18.70
2012 90 90 32 53 85 0.36 0.59 0.94 2.23 201 15.92
2013 69 69 30 41 71 0.43 0.59 1.03 2.09 144 20.83
2014 44 44 17 29 46 0.39 0.66 1.05 2.18 96 17.71
2015 53 53 8 26 34 0.15 0.49 0.64 1.32 70 11.43
2017 4 4 0 2 2 0.00 0.50 0.50 2.25 9 0.00
Totals 1576 1568 749 1050 1799 0.48 0.67 1.15 2.44 3824 19.59
Year GG SA SV GA SVPG SPCT SO G A S
2000 1 19 15 4 15.00 0.789 0 0 0 0
2001 3 40 25 15 8.33 0.625 0 0 0 0
2003 3 41 28 13 9.33 0.683 0 0 0 0
2005 1 27 21 6 21.00 0.778 0 0 0 0
Totals 8 127 89 38 11.12 0.701 0 0 0 0
Year Total 1st (15) 2nd (10) 3rd (5)
2000 45 15 10 20
2001 10 0 0 10
2003 10 0 10 0
2005 15 0 10 5
2006 20 0 10 10
2007 15 0 10 5
2008 5 0 0 5
2010 20 0 10 10
2012 5 0 0 5
2014 5 0 0 5
Totals 150 15 60 75

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Nicknames:
Bernhart Perry Mulgrave; Walter Sobchak, Bangkok

Hometown:
Brouse, BC

Birthplace:
Edmonton, AB

Residence:
Vancouver, BC

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