DRAFT: Bernard-Docker following proven path through AJHL, NCAA

The Okotoks Oilers defenceman aims to take the next step at the University of North Dakota after Junior A success

by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB – There's a template forming in the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) for draft-eligible prospects like Okotoks Oilers defenceman Jacob Bernard-Docker, and it's hard to knock its effectiveness.

What do capable NHL defencemen and St. Albert, AB products Colton Parayko and Matt Benning have in common? Both plied their trade in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) and the NCAA before becoming eventual third and sixth-round selections by the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins respectively at the 2012 NHL Draft.

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