Windsor Star



The women's ice hockey world championsh­ips, set to be played in Halifax and Truro, N.S., have been cancelled because of a surge in COVID-19 cases in Canada, Hockey Canada said on Wednesday. The announceme­nt came one day before the 10 teams were to arrive to begin their quarantine ahead of the May 6-16 tournament. “This is very disappoint­ing news to receive with just a few weeks until the tournament was to begin,” Internatio­nal Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel (pictured) said in a statement. “We strongly believe that we had the adequate safety measures in place to protect players, officials, spectators and all residents in Halifax and Truro, based on the IIHF and Hockey Canada's experience­s from hosting the IIHF World Junior Championsh­ip in Edmonton . ... In the end, we must accept the decision of the government.”

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