CM – Sports Digest: US team loses world hockey junior game after 2 players test positive


The USA gave up their game against Switzerland in the Junior World Championship for the best men’s hockey players under the age of 20.

The US had to give up their game at the Junior World Cup against Switzerland on Tuesday in Red Deer, Alberta, after two players tested positive for the coronavirus.

These positive COVID-19 test results resulted to a mandatory team quarantine. The USA were therefore unable to play according to the tournament rules on Tuesday.

« We are extremely disappointed, especially with our players, » said general manager of the US junior national team, John Vanbiesbrouck, in a statement. “We’re in a constantly changing landscape, and that’s a big challenge. We followed the tournament protocol externally and will continue to do everything we can to ensure that the players have the opportunity to take part in the Junior World Championship Determine the status of the Americans’ next game against Sweden on Wednesday. Switzerland was awarded a 1-0 victory over the USA.

The USA are defending champions at the tournament of the world’s best men’s hockey players under 20 years of age. The USA defeated Slovakia 3-0 in their first round game on Sunday evening.

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: The French giant slalom specialist Tessa Worley finally returned to a women’s World Cup podium after 11 months and won on Tuesday in Austria Lienz won the last GS of the calendar year in the absence of Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin and world champion Lara Gut -Behrami.

Six days ago, the two-time world champion missed her first top three result since January on home snow by eight hundredths of a second.

« I really wanted this, » said Worley. “I was so close to the podium in Courchevel. It’s really cool. « 

Worley drove on the Schlossberg course in low lights and maintained her lead in the first run, beating defending champion Petra Vlhova by three tenths of a second. Worley was behind Vreni Schneider (20) and Annemarie Moser-Pröll (16 ) only the third female skier with at least 15 World Cup victories in giant slalom.

MEN’S WORLD CUP: Dominik Paris dominated again with his record seventh victory in Bormio, Italy, on Tuesday and sixth in the downhill – and was the first skier to won so many runs in a single ski area. The Italian parted company with Swiss Didier Cuche, who won five runs in Kitzbühel, Austria.

Paris used its massive legs to absorb the tough terrain of the Stelvio Pass and ended that Race 0.24 seconds ahead of overall World Cup leader Marco Odermatt from Switzerland and 0.80 seconds ahead of another Swiss, Niels Hintermann.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN: Former finalist Dominic Thiem, who is still regaining his shape after a wrist injury, announced on Tuesday that he is retiring from the Australian Open and will instead begin his 2022 season in South America.

Thiem said he had in his Preparation had a « slight setback », but feel « good again ».

« I will start the season in South America at the Cordoba Open in Argentina at the end of January and will therefore not play at the Australian Open this year », said Thiem. « We believe that this is the right decision to have a good return to the competition. »

Thiem was injured at the Mallorca Open in June and also missed Wimbledon and the US Open.

The Australian Open start on January 17th. Thiem reached the final in Melbourne in 2020 and lost to Novak Djokovic.

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