Anderson-Dolan, Bernard-Docker Win Gold with Team Canada

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Former Canadian Sports School Hockey League (CSSHL) forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan and defensemen Jacob Bernard-Docker have won Gold with Team Canada at the 2021 IIHF World Championship in Riga, Latvia.

Team Canada started the tournament 0-3 while being outscored 10-2 by Latvia, U.S.A. and Germany and looked to be in danger of missing the quarterfinals. But they would even their record at 3-3 with victories over Norway, Kazakhstan and Italy, giving them the opportunity to clinch their quarterfinal spot with a victory over Finland.

They would ultimately fall 3-2 in a shootout but a German victory in regulation over Latvia secured the fourth and final spot in Group B for Canada.

A thrilling quarterfinal game saw them upset the ROC 2-1 in overtime and ensured all four teams from Group B would make the semi-finals. After a 5-1 loss to the U.S.A in the preliminary round, Canada bounced back with a 4-2 defeat in the semi’s, setting up a rematch with Finland in the Finals.

The two teams would once again need extra time, though this time it was Canada coming out on top after a goal from Ottawa Senators forward Nick Paul clinched a 3-2 victory, and a first-place finish.

Anderson-Dolan spent three years at Edge, including one season in the Canadian Sports School Hockey League (CSSHL) with their U18 Prep team. A first-round pick by Spokane Chiefs in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft, Anderson-Dolan would spend five seasons with the Chiefs, playing 244 games and posting 236 points.

A second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings, Anderson-Dolan has played 43 NHL and 58 AHL games the last three years with the Kings organization.

Anderson-Dolan had represented Team Canada three previous times, wearing a letter for all three tournaments, and winning gold once. He would finish the 2021 World Championships with two assists.

Bernard-Docker, spent one season with Edge School in 2015/16, recording 14 points in 13 games with their U16 Prep team. He would make the jump to junior at 16, spending two seasons with the Okotoks Oilers. In 2017/18 he was named to the AJHL (South) All-Star Team, AJHL Most Outstanding Defenseman, CJHL Top Defenseman and played in the CJHL Top Prospects Game.

That summer he was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the first round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. He would spend three seasons playing NCAA Division I hockey with the University of North Dakota, winning multiple individual and team awards. After his junior season this year, he signed an NHL entry level contract and made his debut with the Senators, playing in five games this year.

Bernard-Docker had previously represented Team Canada twice, winning gold at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge and the 2020 World Juniors.