Czech Republic loses the match against Finland in the youth hockey world championship

EDMONTON COVID remains undefeated at the youth hockey world championships, forcing the Czech Republic to lose today’s game against Finland.

It is the second time in two days at the tournament, and the Americans lost a game to Switzerland on Tuesday.

Five positive COVID cases were recorded before the tournament began, two of them official on the ice, but none of those cases resulted in a loss.

Meanwhile, the tournament had yet to announce the fate of the Americans, scheduled to play against Sweden tonight.

The window to play the tournament is very small, it is scheduled to end on January 5. And rescheduling games is nearly impossible as many play two games in two nights and are not allowed to play on three consecutive days.

The Czechs played Canada to open the tournament. Canada, which has two wins in two games, has so far been COVID-free.

Only one Czech player tested positive, but that was enough to quarantine the entire team.

“The quarantine status of the team will be further evaluated to determine if it will be able to compete in its final preliminary round game,” the IIHF said in a statement.

They are scheduled to play Austria on Thursday.

The Finns are now a perfect 3-0-0-0, against Canada (2-0-0-0) on Friday.


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