The cancellation of the 2022 World Junior Hockey Championship sent shockwaves through the country on Wednesday, with a third forfeited game in two days leading to the eventual decision.
With the world juniors being a holiday tradition and a career highlight for many players, there was plenty of disappointment at the news, including from Alberta premier Jason Kenney.
I know how much I look forward to #WorldJuniors every year since I was 6… can’t imagine the euphoria players feel when get to play in WJC & then for this to happen… just devastated for the kids, pinnacle of their career to date. Taken away, despite doing everything right.
— Blair Courchene (@BacHockey) December 29, 2021
Some media and fans tried to look at the bright side.
Others came up with a creative compromise.
Whatever transpires from here, that is the reality of life in a global pandemic.