CZECH REPUBLIC 7, NORWAY 2
Michael Frolik scored twice and added one assist to help the Czechs to their second straight victory, 7-2, over Norway on Day 2 at the World Hockey Championship.
The 31-year-old finished with three shots and 16:10 of ice time. For his efforts, the Kladno native was named the squad's Player of the Game, and shared a nice moment with former Flames teammate and childhood hero Jaromir Jagr during the award presentation.
Frolik now has four points (3G, 1A) in two games, and is tied for third in tournament scoring, trailing Finnish phenom and projected second-overall pick Kaapo Kakko (5-0-5) and fellow Czech Dominik Kubalik (2-3-5).
The 2-0 Czechs, who opened the tournament with a 5-2 win over Sweden on Friday, are back in action on Monday when they face Russia.
Frolik was the only Flame in action on Saturday. Johnny Gaudreau, Derek Ryan, and Noah Hanifin of the U.S., and Elias Lindholm of Sweden, will get back to work with games against France and Italy, respectively, on Sunday.
FIRST PERIOD SCORING
Czech Republic - Filip Hronek, assisted by Jakub Voracek and Michael Frolik - 2:33
Czech Republic - Filip Hronek, assisted by Dominik Kubalik and Michal Repik - 6:34
Norway - Tobias Lindstrom, assisted by Jonas Holos and Andreas Martinsen - 10:14
Czech Republic - Michael Frolik (unassisted) - 15:32
SECOND PERIOD SCORING
Czech Republic - Michael Frolik, assisted by Jakub Voracek - 3:17
Czech Republic - Michal Repik, assisted by Dominik Kubalik and Filip Hronek - 10:36
THIRD PERIOD SCORING
Norway - Sondre Olden, assisted by Mathis Olimb - 0:52
Czech Republic - Filip Chytil, assisted by Jan Ruuta and Jakuv Vrana - 1:30
Czech Republic - Dominik Kubalik, assisted by Jan Kovar - 4:52