Czech team members including Jaromir Jagr (centre), #68) celebrate a goal during the group C match between Czech Republic and France at the Ice hockey World championships in Mannheim, Germany, on Sunday, May 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
COLOGNE, Germany - Jaromir Jagr had three assists as the Czech Republic cruised past France 6-2 Sunday at the world hockey championship.
Jiri Novotny added a goal and two assists for the Czechs, who are looking for their first world title since 2005.
The Czechs went up 5-0 when Lukas Kaspar scored six minutes into the third period. France then scored twice on goals from Yorick Treille and Laurent Meunier.
Jagr then set up Miroslav Blatak for a power-play goal with 33 seconds left for the final score.
Meanwhile, Group C rival Sweden beat Norway 5-2.
In Group A, Russia beat Slovakia 3-1, and Belarus rallied to top Kazakhstan 5-2.