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World junior pre-tournament game between Czech Republic and Switzerland cancelled due to COVID-19

Thursday's world junior hockey championship pre-tournament game between the Czech Republic and Switzerland has been cancelled due to COVID-19 protocols. Getty Images

Thursday’s world junior hockey championship pre-tournament game between the Czech Republic and Switzerland has been cancelled due to COVID-19 protocols.

Hockey Canada announced the cancellation on Twitter, but did not provide details on which team or how many players are affected by the protocols.

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Canada is scheduled to open its tournament against the Czechs on Boxing Day at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

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The Canadians were set to face Russia in a pre-tournament game Thursday evening in Edmonton.

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