December 15, 2012
World Junior was 'a coming out party' for Eberle
By DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency
EDMONTON - Jordan Eberle scored one of the most memorable goals in Canadian World Junior Championship history.
And of all the goals the Edmonton Oilers winger has scored to date in his young career, it ranks with the biggest, setting the stage for Canada to win its fifth consecutive championship in 2009.
“Ottawa was a great tournament. We got to play in front of 20,000 people, which you’re not used to doing as a kid,” Eberle said. “I remember that semifinal game, it was such a back-and-fourth game, it seemed like every time we scored, the Russians would come back and get one.
“Before we knew it, we were tied and then they scored late and we were down with three minutes left to go.”
Playing in his first of two tournaments, Eberle was on the ice in the final seconds of Canada’s semifinal encounter against Russia.