IIHF announces more positive COVID-19 results after cancellation of world juniors

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The International Ice Hockey Federation has announced seven new positive COIVD-19 tests from the world junior hockey championship following the cancellation of the tournament, including a member of the Canadian team.

Two members of Sweden's team tested positive, as well as one member each from Russia, Germany and Slovakia. An on-ice official also returned a positive test.

The IIHF announced the positive results Wednesday, a day after the world juniors in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta., was cancelled in its fourth day. Two players from the United States and a player from Russia and Czechia previously tested positive, resulting in the forfeiture of games.

The IIHF said all team members and officials who tested positive will be required to complete a mandatory minimum 10-day quarantine before they are able to return home.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 30, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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