2005 Team Canada goaltender Jeff Glass celebrates his team's gold medal win at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Grand Forks, North Dakota, January 4, 2005. Canada beat Russia 6-1. The 2005 junior team finished with the gold medal. Canada's gold medal win was one of the five in a row they won between 2005 to 2009. (REUTERS/Shaun Best)
Raise your hand if you remember Team Canada’s starting goalie at the 2005 World Junior Hockey Championship in Grand Forks, N.D.
Jeff Glass certainly does.
How could he forget being the last line of defence for what is widely viewed as the best world junior team ever assembled?
“Looking back at that team it was one of the best experiences of my hockey career,” said Glass, who is into his fourth season tending goal in the Kontinental Hockey League after four seasons in the Ottawa Senators’ system. “Right from when I was named to the camp in December I knew that it would be a once-in-a-lifetime chance. At the time, it was hard to believe I was on the ice with a few of the players, but I knew I had earned that opportunity. Once we got to actually playing hockey it was easy and just another team.”