Saanichton, B.C. – Hockey Canada announced today that three fall events, the 2021 National Women’s Under-18 Championship, the 2021 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup and the World Junior A Challenge, have been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Hockey Canada cancelled the three events to ensure the health and safety of the participants and the communities where each event was scheduled to take place. Dawson Creek, B.C. was slated to host the National Women’s Under-18 Championship from October 31 through November 6.
“We are disappointed for the athletes, coaches and officials who will all miss out on this national event,” said Fred Zweep, BC Hockey’s Program of Excellence, Commissioner. “We want to thank the Dawson Creek host committee for the enormous amount of time and effort they put in on the planning of National Women’s Under-18 Championship. For the athletes and coaches of the Female U-18 Program of Excellence, we will explore options for moving ahead and perhaps an alternative competition opportunity.”
Read Hockey Canada’s media release here.
Hockey Canada has indicated that there will be continued work with event stakeholders to host the spring 2022 national championships and to continue with opportunities to prepare Canadian athletes to represent Canada at the Olympic Winter Games, IIHF World Championships and other international events.