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The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) is holding a news conference Wednesday afternoon after it announced earlier on Twitter that it had cancelled the remainder of the Under-20 World Junior Hockey Championships being held in Edmonton and Red Deer after players on multiple teams tested positive for COVID-19.

“Together with the teams, we came into this event with full confidence in the COVID-19 protocols put in place by the IIHF, the LOC, Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the Public Health Agency of Canada,” IIHF President Luc Tardif said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. “The ongoing spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant forced us to readjust our protocols almost immediately upon arrival to attempt to stay ahead of any potential spread. This included daily testing and the team quarantine requirement when positive cases were confirmed.”

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) tournament that draws fans from around the world was set to wrap up on Jan. 5, 2022.

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