The IIHF Council has affirmed a proposition from Hockey Canada to hold the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship to a solitary setting design at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Canada.
So as to keep up the wellbeing of players and authorities, and in consistence with Canadian government rules identified with COVID-19, the IIHF Council likewise affirmed a proposition to hold the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship without onlookers.
"This is an extreme choice to need to take, at the end of the day we didn't have a decision," said IIHF President René Fasel. "The wellbeing and security of players, authorities, and fans is our main concern. We were intrigued with the introduction from the nearby arranging panel laying out how a potential "bubble" situation would work inside Edmonton, and we are certain that we can follow the NHL's extraordinary model in making a sheltered domain for groups to contend."
The transition to a solitary scene in Edmonton will require a survey of the competition plan, which will be reported sometime in the future.
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Rivalry "bubble" set up for Edmonton
During a preparation with the partaking groups a week ago, the Local Organizing Committee for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship shared a lot of starting proposition concerning travel to Edmonton, COVID-19 wellbeing and security rules, and an arrangement for an opposition bubble that would separate the two groups and competition authorities inside the Edmonton Ice District, as of now playing host to the NHL's season finisher bubble.
Canada and Sweden to switch facilitating obligations for '22, '24
So as to help alleviate the expenses related with sorting out an opposition bubble for the competition, the IIHF Council along with Hockey Canada and the Swedish Ice Hockey Association have concurred that the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship will be facilitated in Edmonton and Red Deer, with the desire that the 2022 World Juniors would be held with onlookers in the two settings.
The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship was booked to be facilitated in Gothenburg, Sweden. Under the new arrangement, Sweden will have the 2024 World Juniors.
"I earnestly thank the Swedish Ice Hockey Association and the City of Gothenburg for their comprehension and collaboration which empowered us to result in these present circumstances understanding," said IIHF President René Fasel. "This arrangement will take into account the IIHF along with Hockey Canada to decrease the general expenses related with putting on the 2021 competition in an air pocket condition.
"We solicited a ton from our Swedish accomplices to make this change in a short measure of time, however we required their participation to spare this competition and make it feasible for the World Juniors to be conveyed for the current year."
"It was anything but a great situation for us to be set in as we have begun arrangements along with the city of Gothenburg to have one year from now," said Swedish Ice Hockey Association President Anders Larsson. "In any case, we had helpful conversations with Hockey Canada and the IIHF. We comprehended that this change was important to safeguard Canada's ability to have the Juniors this season, particularly considering all the extra speculation that they should make currently to guarantee the competition can be played in a sheltered situation. We are certain that along with the IIHF we will discover an answer for spread the as of now contributed costs."
No advancement/assignment in 2021
Following the wiping out of the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division I Group A, the IIHF Council affirmed that there won't be any group consigned from the World Juniors 2021 Live Stream.
The assignment round of the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship will hence be eliminated from the new competition plan.
The IIHF keeps on accepting reports on all dynamic 2020/21 competitions by means of its COVID-19 Event Status Tracker. The IIHF's COVID-19 Expert Group will keep on checking all occasions and give wellbeing and security proposals to the Council in the leadup to the 2020/21 season.