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    2020 IIHF Women's World Championship - Top Division, Div I A

    The IIHF continue the mass hysteria trend, this time cancelling the 2020 IIHF Women's World Championship which was set to be held in Halifax and Truro, Canada and the Division I Group A tournament that was to be held in Angers, France. That then completes the 2020 Women's World Championships with only Division II Group B and Division III being completed.

    Halifax and Truro are expected to host the 2021 World Championship tournament, the decision though is subject to final approval by the IIHF Congress.

    https://iihf.com/en/events/2020/ww/n...rlds-cancelled

    Teams affected by the cancellations include:
    - Top division: Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, United States
    - Division I Group A: Austria, France, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden
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    As also mentioned in the link, this continues to cause problems for the Olympic qualification, humorously enough for Beijing 2020, as this year's IIHF World Ranking was to be used for seeding the qualifiers and qualifying groups.

    Maybe they'll replace the ice hockey tournament with a kung-flu tournament?
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    It’s Beijing 2022 so plenty of time to rearrange the qualifying events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffH View Post
    It’s Beijing 2022 so plenty of time to rearrange the qualifying events.
    I'm getting too old for remembering which year everything is. Haha!

    It does only leave a little over one year unless there is some unexpected summer hockey. I think the majority of women's leagues tend to follow the same international breaks as the men do.
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    Qualification for women olympics was always planned for 2020-21 season. Now that all events are cancelled I see no problem in using the 2019 world ranking for determining direct qualification and qualification groups.

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