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Hockey Canada and the virus

Tom Renney, chief executive officer, and Scott Smith, president and chief operating officer of #HockeyCanada, said the followings on the ongoing coronavirus (#COVID19) pandemic:

“Without question, this is an unprecedented period of difficulty for the sports world. The #health and #safety of all participants in sport, including players, coaches, staff, officials, fans, family, volunteers and the general public, is of the utmost importance to Hockey Canada”.

Hockey Canada then based on different opinions coming, inter alia, from its chief medical officer and public health officials, its Board of Directors announced that they made the decision to cancel all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities, including our national championships, until further notice, effective Friday, March 13, 2020.

In conclusion , they added:

We recognize the tremendous effort that has been put forth all year by individuals across the country as they participate in Canada’s game. Although it is difficult to process the hockey season ending abruptly, we feel this is the best course of action in order to do our part in keeping our country safe.”
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