December 30, 2021, 9:39
The U-20 World Championship is important for both young career hockey players and fans, and the IIHF is motivated to find a solution, Tardif explained. The IIHF plans to discuss in detail the possibility of re-hosting the U-20 World Cup at its January meeting.
“We’ll look at whether we can have a tournament in June or July,” Tardiff said.
It has already been reported that at the U-20 World Hockey Championships in Canada, three games were canceled due to Covid-19 until the organizers decided not to continue the tournament for epidemiological safety reasons. For a team that recorded positive analyzes, this means a technical loss. The United States, the Czech Republic and Russia recorded a loss without the opportunity to go to the field.
The decision to cancel the championship was made on the recommendation of the IIHF Medical Committee and the tournament medical team. The IIHF acknowledged that the cancellation of the games affected the integrity of the tournament and that the remainder of the championship should be canceled.
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