SASKATOON – Canadian forward Jordan Eberle didn’t win the gold again, but he was selected Best Forward by the tournament directorate and was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP) by the media.
The Regina Pats winger went into the gold medal game as the top goal-scorer and as the second-leading scorer of the tournament with 11 points (6 goals, 5 assists), and he scored two late goals in the final against the U.S. to get Canada into overtime.
Switzerland’s Benjamin Conz was selected Best Goalie of the tournament. He helped the Swiss defeat Russia in a quarterfinal upset, making 50 saves in the 3-2 overtime win.
Canada’s Alex Pietrangelo won the Best Defenceman award. He was the blueliner with the best offensive production, recording 12 points (3 goals, 9 assists) and a +8.
The nominations to the Media All-Star Team were equally split between Canada, Switzerland and Team USA:
G – Benjamin Conz (SUI)
D – Alex Pietrangelo (CAN)
D – John Carlson (USA)
F – Jordan Eberle (CAN)
F – Derek Stepan (USA)
F – Nino Niederreiter (SUI)