Each day throughout the World Championship tournament in Slovakia, Second City Hockey will provide updates on how the Blackhawks players and prospects are performing. For more coverage on the tournament, visit secondcityhockey.com/world-championship-2019.
Sweden 9, Austria 1
Marcus Kruger scored a goal and had an assist in Sweden’s blowout victory against Austria.
Kruger made it 2-0 just 2:37 into the game when he rushed to the net and batted in a bouncing rebound from Oskar Lindblom’s shot to make it 2-0.
Kruger then sent a pass through the slot to former Blackhawk Dennis Rasmussen, who tapped it in for a shorthanded goal.
Defenseman Erik Gustafsson fired five shots on net for Sweden.
Finland 3, Denmark 1
Goalie prospect Kevin Lankinen stopped 25 of the 26 shots he faced for his third win of the tournament. Finland’s lone loss so far was against the United States in overtime with Lankinen on the bench.
Defenseman Henri Jokiharju registered one shot on goal in 14:07 of ice time.
Forward prospect Mathias From skated 4:12 in his senior level debut for Denmark.
Canada 5, France 2
Dylan Strome had only one shot on net in Canada’s win over France. He has one goal in four tournament games.
Czech Republic 6, Latvia 3
Prospect Dominik Kubalik fired two shots on net and did not record a point for the second time in the tournament for the Czech Republic. He has three goals and five points.
Former Blackhawk Michael Frolik dished out two assists and three shots on net.