Thanks to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the International Hockey Lineal Championship only saw nine games of competition this year on the men’s side, staying completely within the confines of the Euro Hockey Tour, due to May’s World Championships being cancelled in Switzerland.
The final tournament on the International Ice Hockey Federation calendar, the last hope of any semblance of international hockey this season, today was officially cancelled, as the Top Division of the Men’s World Championship was officially cancelled over COVID-19 concerns.
Away from the multitude of IIHF cancellations due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, today two independently-organized tournaments between European federations were officially cancelled, as the Czech Ice Hockey Association today confirmed that both April’s Euro Hockey Challenge and May’s Czech Hockey Games in Brno would be cancelled.
The schedule for the 2020 IIHF World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Lausanne and Zürich, Switzerland, returning to the nation for the first time since Bern and Kloten hosted in 2009.
Today, during the 134th session of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Italian bid of Milan–Cortina d’Ampezzo was awarded the hosting rights to the 2026 Winter Olympics, winning the hosting rights over Stockholm–Åre, Sweden.
Former Czech goaltender Josef Mikoláš, whose toughness backed Czechoslovakia to a stunning silver at the 1961 World Championships, has died from illness at the age of 77 in Ostrava.
01:50 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Peacosh
04:30 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Jones (Smith)
12:45 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Rusnell (Ferguson)
13:20 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Rusnell (Peacosh)
13:35 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Legace (Hockley)
15:10 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – McLeod (Jones)
16:45 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Suokko (Vainio)
17:20 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Sly (Lenardon)
19:30 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Fletcher, major
19:30 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Nieminen, major