On 21 April, the Government of Nova Scotia announced to Hockey Canada that it no longer approved hosting the World Women’s Hockey Championship on its territory, forcing it to cancel the event, two weeks before the first skates were awarded .
And three days earlier, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) announced new dates for the tournament, from 20 to 31 August, probably in Alberta. Again, nothing is set in stone.
Canadian team players are still deeply disappointed by this turn of events.
“Honestly, I’m still in shock,” admitted Melody Dawes, on Monday evening during the show. JIC. It has been two years since we played in the tournament. For us, this is the Stanley Cup. We are unfortunately a little too easily put aside, we have been training on and off the ice for two years for this championship which has been postponed once again.
“It is a disappointment for us, for the players, it is a disappointment for the staff, but also for women’s hockey. Little girls do not have idols, they just see that we are being squeezed. “
Watch the complete interview in the video above.
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