United States forfeits World Juniors game after positive COVID-19 results

Dec 28 2021, 6:25 pm

The United States will not play Switzerland in round-robin action at the World Juniors on Tuesday due to the positive COVID-19 test results for two of its players.

The team is required to quarantine as a result. There has been no determination on the United States’ game against Sweden on Wednesday.

This is the first forfeited game of the tournament.Ā There is no relegation at the World Juniors this year because of the uncertainty around COVID-19.

The tournament, in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta, moved to 50% capacity in the provinceā€™s latest restrictionsĀ to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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