Oiler alumnus Jacob Bernard-Docker wins gold at IIHF Worlds

RIGA, LATVIA (June 6, 2021) – Former Okotoks Oilers defenceman Jacob Bernard-Docker (Canmore, AB) has won a gold medal at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship with Team Canada in Riga, Latvia, after a thrilling 3-2 overtime win over Finland this afternoon.

It is the third gold medal for the 20-year old in his Team Canada career, after winning at the World Juniors in 2020 and the World Junior A Challenge in 2017.

A late addition to the Canadian roster, Bernard-Docker dressed in all 10 games the team played, as it rebounded from an 0-3 start to take the gold for the 27th time.

It caps off an eventful season for the former CJHL Player of the Year, who completed his Junior season at the University of North Dakota with an NCHC championship, was named a Hobey Baker Award finalist, and made his NHL debut with the Ottawa Senators, playing in five games.

In two years with the Oilers, Bernard-Docker dressed in 103 regular season games, registering 63 points and helping the team capture an AJHL South Division championship in 2018, after which he was drafted 26th overall in the NHL Entry Draft.