A golden moment for Tyler Steenbergen.
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) January 6, 2018
The Swift Current Broncos sniper scored with 1:40 to go in the third period to pull Canada ahead of Sweden in the gold medal game of the World Junior Hockey Championship.
Steenbergen’s tally held up as the winner for Canada as they added an empty-net goal to secure the victory.
It was the Sylvan Lake, Alberta native’s first goal of the tournament at the most important time.
Steenbergen’s goal came while his WHL team was playing in Brandon. The Broncos lost 3-2 in overtime to the Wheat Kings, but after the game they were thinking about about celebrating Steenbergen’s success.
“I couldn’t be prouder of him,” said Broncos Associate Coach Ryan Smith. “All tournament long he’s been a guy that hasn’t had the ice he’s used to and there’s been talk of him not scoring. I think it’s tremendous character on him. It just shows what kind of person he is just to stay with it. They saw something tonight to get him out there in the last few minutes. It’s like watching your son play. He’s a great kid I’m so happy for him. I know all Bronco land has a smile on their face for Steener tonight.”
Highlights of Swift Current’s 3-2 OT loss in Brandon
Post-Game in Brandon with Broncos Associate Coach Ryan Smith