The Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) girls’s world championship on account of be held in Nova Scotia has been cancelled for the second time.
The IIHF and Hockey Canada introduced Wednesday that they acquired affirmation from the provincial authorities of Nova Scotia that the championship in Halifax and Truro will likely be cancelled on account of security considerations related to COVID-19.
The championship was referred to as off a day earlier than collaborating international locations had been to set to reach and start quarantine.
“That is very disappointing information to obtain with only a few weeks till the match was to start,” IIHF President René Fasel mentioned in a launch.
“We strongly imagine that we had the enough security measures in place to guard gamers, officers, spectators, and all residents in Halifax and Truro, based mostly on the IIHF and Hockey Canada’s experiences from internet hosting the IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton.”
Nova Scotia imposed journey restrictions Tuesday barring travellers from outdoors the province, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador from coming into except journey is important or they’re everlasting residents of Nova Scotia.
The 2020 championship in Nova Scotia was cancelled due to the worldwide pandemic.
The 2021 match was scheduled for April 7-17, however then pushed again in hopes the scenario would enhance.
Each the IIHF and Hockey Canada have pledged to work towards discovering new dates for the match, with the objective of internet hosting the occasion in the summertime of 2021.
Hockey Canada mentioned it helps the choice. Regardless of not having the ability to host the occasion in Nova Scotia, it stays dedicated to internet hosting the Ladies’s World Championship this yr.
“We’ll discover all choices to host the occasion within the coming months, whether it is deemed protected to take action,” mentioned Hockey Canada President Tom Renney in an announcement.
Case numbers of the virus have been rising in N.S. over the previous couple of weeks, with 9 new circumstances of COVID-19 reported on Tuesday, bringing the entire energetic caseload to 68.
Gamers had been set to come back from throughout Canada in addition to the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Russia, Switzerland and the US for the match operating Could 6-16.