Forward Gabriel Szturc with Czechia
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Credit: Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images
Kelowna Rockets forward Gabriel Szturc lifted Czechia to a 5-4 tournament-opening victory over Slovakia on Tuesday at the 2022 World Junior Championship in Edmonton, Alta.
It was a wild game that saw Czechia fall behind 2-0 before the ten-minute mark of the opening frame before answering with four unanswered goals. Down 4-2 late in the third, Slovakia rallied back with two goals on the power play to tie the game late.
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