Eberle Wins Top Player Award While Canada Battles Bieber Fever
It was a close call for Team Canada, as they needed to go to overtime to win their first close contest of the World Championship tournament, defeating Switzerland 4-3. Goalie James Reimer had his first real test, and he came through huge for Canada with 30 saves, a few coming when he stopped Switzerland’s Matthias Bieber on a couple of breakaway attempts and a penalty shot. Jordan Eberle sparked Canada, who were down 1-0 when he scored the team’s first goal, and his strong play was rewarded when he was named Canada’s top player of the game.
Eberle finished the contest with the lone goal, a +1 +/- rating, and 4 shots on goal. He is now up to 3 goals in 3 games for Canada, along with having a +3 +/- rating, and 9 shots on goal.
Canada gets a much deserved day off on Wednesday after finishing as the top team in their pool. They will practice on Thursday, and find who their opponent on Friday will be after the preliminary round wraps up tomorrow night.