UFA, Russia - Martin Frk scored twice Sunday as the Czech Republic beat Latvia 4-2 to clinch a spot in the next round at the world junior hockey championship.
Petr Beranek and Dmitriij Jaskin also scored for the Czechs in the Pool A matchup. Roberts Lipsbergs and Nikita Evpalovs replied for Latvia, which is winless at the tournament.
Jaskin's goal with just 6:14 left in regulation broke a 2-2 tie.
The Czechs have six points, good for second place in Pool A, but still have a chance to finish first.
With the loss, the winless Latvians (0-0-4) now head to the relegation round.