World junior pre-tournament game between Czechs, Swiss scrapped due to COVID-19

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RED DEER, Alta. — Thursday's world junior hockey championship pre-tournament game between the Czech Republic and Switzerland has been cancelled due to COVID-19 protocols.

Hockey Canada announced the cancellation on Twitter, but did not provide details on which team or how many players are affected by the protocols.

Canada is scheduled to open its tournament against the Czechs on Boxing Day at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

The Canadians were set to face Russia in a pre-tournament game Thursday evening in Edmonton.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 23, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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