The Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation has rescheduled the 2022 world junior championship for mid-August in Edmonton.
The under-20 males’s event was initially scheduled to be performed over the Christmas vacation season, nevertheless it was cancelled on Dec. 29 – after simply 4 days of competitors – as a result of COVID-19.
The occasion is now set for Aug. 9-20 at Rogers Place, the IIHF mentioned Saturday on its web site.
Canada will play in Group B with Finland, Czechia, Slovakia and Latvia. The defending champion People are in Group A with Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Outcomes from video games performed final December is not going to rely towards the standings. The identical age group of gamers might be eligible, the IIHF mentioned.
Additionally Saturday, the IIHF accepted the transfer of the 2022 U18 girls’s world championship from Sweden to the US in June. Particulars on dates and venues have but to be launched.
The occasion was initially scheduled for January in Linkoping and Mjolby, Sweden, however was not performed as a result of COVID-19.