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NHL ends prospect of 2021 World Cup of Hockey

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman (Credit: Getty Images)

The National Hockey League is still looking to revive the World Cup of Hockey, but a proposed tournament in February 2021 has been axed by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.

A planned World Cup of Hockey in 2020 was shelved in January this year amid uncertainty over labor relations in the North American ice hockey league. But with a Collective Bargaining Agreement now firmly in place until September 2022, the league is eager to bring back the multination tournament organized by the NHL and NHLPA. It was last played in 2016 in Toronto and previously staged before that in 1996 and 2004.

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