2021 Sirius Junior Club World Cup is cancelled

Junior Club World Cup
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26.05.2021 в 17:15
2021 Sirius Junior Club World Cup is cancelled
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International tournament Sirius Junior Club World Cup will not be held in 2021. The decision was made due to the continuing unfavorable epidemiologic situation worldwide.

International tournament Sirius Junior Club World Cup is held annually prior to the start of the hockey season. In 2018 and 2019 the tournament was held co-jointly by Junior Hockey League and Sirius Educational Center at Shayba Ice Arena in Sochi, Russia.

Alexander Guskov, Kontinental Hockey League vice-president of junior hockey development.

“[Sirius Junior Club World Cup] brings together the top junior teams from around the world,” said Alexander Guskov. “Just as last year, many tournaments across Europe and North America were either cancelled or not played out to completion. International flights restrictions are still well in place. The quality of the tournament is important to us just as the safety of participants. This is why we had to make the difficult decision of cancelling this year’s Sirius Junior Club World Cup along with Sirius Educational Center and Russian Ice Hockey Federation.”

Additional information

Sirius Junior Club World Cup is an annual international tournament between the strongest junior hockey teams, incepted in 2011. In 2012 the tournament was granted a status of ‘tournament, sanctioned by International Ice Hockey Federation’. The first three tournaments were held in Omsk, Russia in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2014 the tournament was hosted in Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia. In 2015 the tournament moved to Sverdlovsk Region – Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Tagil and Verkhnyaya Pyshma. In 2016 Junior Club World Cup was held in Tatarstan – Nizhnekamsk and Naberezhnyye Chelny. In 2017 Junior Club World Cup returned to Sverdlovsk Region – Yekaterinburg and Verkhnyaya Pyshma. In 2018 and 2019 Junior Club World Cup was held in Sochi. In 2020 Junior Club World Cup was cancelled to the COVID-19 epidemic.

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