There will not be any A-WORLD championship for men in ice hockey in may.
The International ice hockey league (IIHF) writes Saturday on its website that the world cup, held in Switzerland, is cancelled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
- This is hard to realize for the international hockeyfamilie, but something we must accept, says IIHF president René Fasel on the association website.
- Coronavirusset is a global problem and it requires big bets from the official authorities to control the spread.
- the IIHF must do what it can to support this struggle. We must override the sport for now and help both the authorities and ishockeyfamilien.
the Cancellation comes as the big surprise. The IIHF have already canceled the women's A-VM, which should be played from the end of march, as well as a large number of WORLD cup tournaments on the lower level in march and april.
Denmark was, as always, among the 16 participants who were ready for A WORLD cup in Switzerland, but had been maintained to run the tournament as planned, there had enough been a part of the rust in the legs of most players.
because of the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus is a number of the european ishockeyligaer been completed, without there being named a winner. Among other Metal League in Denmark. Other leagues are put on hold.
It applies, for example, the north american league NHL, which, like a number of other sports leagues in the business in the UNITED states has been suspended indefinitely.
the IHF has already been identified as VM hosts for the period up to 2025, where Denmark and Sweden should be shared on the host.
Finland is the reigning world champion after a victory over Canada in last year's finale. In 2018 was the WORLD cup held in Denmark. Here triumphed in Sweden.