The world’s oldest invitational hockey match will not acquire place because of to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Spengler Cup will be on the sidelines for the sixth time due to the fact the party was 1st run in 1923. The event was previously cancelled in 1939, 1940, 1949 and 1956 right before the pandemic shut it down previous calendar year.
A COVID-19 outbreak from hosts HC Davos has put a prevent to the function just a working day before festivities ended up set to kick off.
Last 7 days, Crew Canada and Swiss club HC Ambri-Piotta were compelled to back out, with Slovakian group Slovan and a select club of a few Swiss Nationwide League groups set to acquire their area.
The match is created up of European club teams, with Canada icing a select group dependent on gamers outdoors of the NHL. The 94th edition of the tournament was also set to aspect Sparta Praha, Frolunda and KalPa Kuopio.