Hockey Canada has revealed that Calgary has been named the brand new host for the 2021 IIHF Ladies’s World Championship.
The 31-game match shall be performed at WinSport Enviornment at Canada Olympic Park from Aug. 20 to 31 and have 10 groups from world wide.
Nova Scotia cancels girls’s world hockey championship for 2nd time amid rising COVID-19 circumstances
This would be the eighth time Canada has hosted the occasion, and the primary time for Alberta.
On April 21, Nova Scotia pulled the plug on the match for the second time amid rising circumstances of COVID-19 within the province.
The championship, which was scheduled to happen Might 6 to 16 in Halifax and Truro, was beforehand cancelled in 2020 because the COVID-19 pandemic broke out.
On the time, the choice drew some criticism and loads of disappointment.
Within the days and weeks after, the province went right into a lockdown and registered extra hospitalizations than the primary first and second waves mixed.
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“Regardless of the unlucky cancellation of the IIHF Ladies’s World Championship in April, Hockey Canada’s ongoing precedence has been to host the occasion this yr, and we’ve got remained dedicated to operating a world-class occasion in Canada,” stated Scott Smith, president and chief working officer with Hockey Canada, in a information launch.
“An incredible quantity of labor and collaboration with Alberta Well being and Alberta Well being Companies has taken place to make sure the occasion shall be held in a secure and safe method. We’re grateful to the Province of Alberta, the Metropolis of Calgary, Tourism Calgary, WinSport and all our occasion companions for working collectively to supply the most effective girls’s hockey gamers on the planet a chance to compete for a gold medal.”
Groups will start arriving in Calgary on Aug. 10 and instantly enter quarantine, earlier than collaborating in practices and attainable pre-tournament video games.
A full match schedule shall be introduced at a later date.
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