Photo: Forward Vladimir Tkachev has been the scoring star so far for Russia at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Derek Leung/Getty Images)
The preliminary round has come and gone at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship, and Groups A and B each featured one fairly dominant team.
Photo: Czech Republic forward Dominik Kubalik, shown here playing for the Sudbury Wolves, turned in a strong offensive performance in his country&rsquo;s opening game at the 2013 U18 WJC (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)
The Czech Republic got off on the right foot at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship, easily dispatching Latvia, 7-0, on Day 2 of this tournament. The Czech's received a strong performance from forward Dominik Kubalik, who registered five assists in the game.