Canada will not play Sweden in a pre-tournament sport earlier than the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton due to Sweden’s prolonged quarantine.
Exhibition video games scheduled for Sunday and Monday forward of the match beginning Christmas Day had been cancelled as a result of German gamers and Swedish employees examined constructive for the COVID-19 virus.
Canada was scheduled to face the Swedes at Rogers Place on Monday. Canada’s warmup sport Wednesday towards Russia stays on the schedule.
A discount in pre-competition video games delayed that part till Tuesday, when Switzerland faces Austria and the U.S. meets Finland.
Canada takes on Russia and Slovakia performs the Czech Republic on Wednesday.
Germany and Sweden will not play any pre-tournament video games.
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Gamers and personnel from all collaborating international locations had been required to isolate in resort rooms for 4 days upon arrival in Edmonton and bear every day testing.
Groups with out constructive assessments started skating Friday.
Eight German gamers examined constructive, so a lot of the crew stays in quarantine till Dec. 24.
A pair of Swedish employees members had been additionally contaminated.
That crew continues isolating till Monday, aside from these exempt from serving longer intervals based mostly on earlier constructive assessments that “provide a personal immunity and no threat of infection to others,” the IIHF mentioned in a press release.
Canada opens defence of its world junior title Dec. 26 versus Germany.