Springfield Jr. Blues forward Ricards Bernhards will be representing his home country today when he suits up to play for Latvia at the IIHF World Junior Championship.
The World Junior Championship is an annual international event that showcases the best Under-20 players from their respective countries. Latvia will be facing the United States today at 2:30pm. The game will be televised nationally on NHL Network.
Bernhards, a Riga, Latvia native, has played in 27 games for Springfield this year posting 5 goals and 8 assists.