21 April 2021
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) announced the cancellation of the Women’s World Championship, which was due to take place from May 6-16 in Halifax and Truro, Canada. The decision to cancel the tournament was taken by the government of Nova Scotia in response to the deteriorating situation around the pandemic.
“This is very disappointing news to receive with just a few weeks until the tournament was to begin,” IIHF President Rene Fasel told IIHF.com. “We strongly believe that we had the adequate safety measures in place to protects players, officials, spectators and all residents in Halifax and Truro, based on the IIHF and Hockey Canada’s experiences from hosting the IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton.”
The IIHF and Hockey Canada added that they would do everything possible to ensure that the tournament could be played later this year.