WATCH: Martins Dzierkals scores in 5-3 Latvia win over Kazakhstan


Latvia is off to a strong start at the WJC's Division I tournament in Austria with back-to-back wins to start the tournament, including a 5-3 win over Kazakhstan today.

Leafs prospect Martins Dzierkals, after going scoreless in the first game, registered a goal and an assist in today's victory alongside a team-high six shots.

Dzierkals is on leave from the QMJHL's Rouyn-Noranda Huskies -- where he has registered 33 points in 26 games as a rookie -- in order to represent his country. Latvia looks to continue their strong play on Wednesday when they play 1-1 Norway.