2020 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CANCELLED
The following are statements on behalf of Hockey Canada in response to the cancellation of the 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship, and the decision to hold the 2021 edition of the championship in Halifax and Truro, N.S.
“The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has diligently monitored the development and risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and under the recommendation of the chief medical officer of health of the Province of Nova Scotia and the IIHF, it was determined the best course of action was to cancel the event. This decision was made in the best interest of the players, fans, staff, volunteers and the general public, and we fully support the IIHF’s decision. Our organization has been assured by the IIHF that it will honour Hockey Canada’s hosting agreement and that the IIHF Women’s World Championship will return to Halifax and Truro in 2021, subject to formal approval by the IIHF Congress. A tremendous amount of work has been put forth by our athletes, staff, the host organizing committee and our partners, and we look forward to continuing to prepare for this world-class event when it returns to Nova Scotia in 2021.” – Tom Renney, chief executive officer, Hockey Canada