The fiery little infielder then graced the ball diamond with the Middleton Cardinals, often as player-coach, batting a respectable 0.362 in the Halifax and District League. In 1951 he led the Cards to the Maritime Intermediate title. This triple inductee into the Sports Heritage Wall of Fame also coached the Middleton Bantam Cardinals to a Nova Scotia title in 1948.
As a 5′ 4″ point guard, Bernie led his team, Windsor Collegiate, to the Canadian Senior Basketball title in 1936. The team then went on to represent Canada in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin where they played on an outdoor, crushed stone court.
From the late fifties through the sixties, he pitched softball for teams in Greenwood and Aylesford. A multi-talented athlete, Bernie was more than proficient in bowling, curling, golf and hockey. He was often found coaching or officiating on ball fields, in rinks and in gyms in the Central Valley region.
Bernie retired from the Federal Civil Service at C.F.B. Greenwood in 1981. He passed away in Middleton on April 14, 1996.