WJC pre-tournament game between Czechia, Switzerland cancelled due to COVID-19

Czech Republic goalie Lukas Parik (1) makes the save against Russia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action. (Jason Franson/CP)

The world juniors pre-tournament game between Czechia and Switzerland scheduled for Thursday has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols, Hockey Canada announced.

The original pre-tournament schedule, which had each team playing twice, had already been scrapped because of COVID-19 concerns.

In its place, every team was scheduled to play on Thursday, including the Czechia-Switzerland game at 7 p.m. ET.

Here’s the full pre-tournament schedule:

• Finland vs. United States — (2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT) in Edmonton
• Slovakia vs. Germany — (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT) in Red Deer
• Russia vs. Canada — (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT) in Edmonton
• Austria vs. Sweden — (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) in Red Deer
• Czechia vs. Switzerland (Cancelled)

The tournament is scheduled to start Sunday.


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