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West Germany 7, Norway 3

February 15, 1988

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ West Germany, an upset winner over Czechoslovakia in its opening game, continued its surge toward the Olympic hockey medal round Monday with a 7-3 victory over punchless Norway.

The sixth-seeded Germans will be favored to improve their record to 3-0, because they next face 11th-seeded Austria on Wednesday.

It shouldn’t get tough again for West Germany until its final two games of B pool competition - against the Soviet Union and the United States.

Gerd Truntschka scored twice and Helmut Steiger added a goal and two assists for West Germany, which fully dominated 10th-seeded Norway.

First-period goals by Georg Franz and Truntschka put West Germany in command and Steiger’s goal made it 3-0 just 31 seconds into the second period.

Norway, a 5-0 loser to the Soviet Union in its opener, finally scored with 6:24 gone in the second period when Stephen Foyn beat German goalie Helmut de Raaf.

But 33 seconds later, Norway took a penalty and West Germany capitalized, with Truntschka scoring again.

Even a two-man power play didn’t help Norway, which failed in two similar situations against the Soviets.

Georg Holzmann’s short-handed goal past Norway netminder Vern Mott put West Germany ahead 5-1 after two periods.

After Norway’s Petter Salsten and Germany’s Christian Brittig traded third- period goals, another West German short-handed tally - this by Udo Kiessling - completed the scoring.

Norway’s Lars Bergseng scored with 3:26 to play to cap the scoring.

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