'Send the teams to the Olympics': Hockey world reacts to WJC cancellation

Canada celebrates a goal against Austria during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. (Jason Franson/CP)

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.

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.

When submitting content, please abide by our  submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.
We use cookies to improve your experience. Learn More or change your cookie preferences. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.