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IIHF forced into late cancellation of Women’s World Championship

Annie Pankowski of the United States (R) scores a shootout goal past goalkeeper Noora Räty of Finland during the 2019 IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships final (by MIKKO STIG/AFP via Getty Images)

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has expressed its disappointment after being forced to cancel its already rescheduled 2021 Women’s World Championship in Canada, little over a fortnight before it was due to commence.

The IIHF and Hockey Canada yesterday (Wednesday) received confirmation from the provincial government of Nova Scotia that the Championship in Halifax and Truro would be cancelled, due to concerns over safety risks associated with Covid-19.

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