China withdraws U20 team
by Martin Merk|30 NOV 2021
The Chinese U20 national team (here pictured two years ago in a game against Croatia) will not play this winter.
photo: Soohan Kim
The Chinese Ice Hockey Association has withdrawn its men’s U20 national team that was entered to participate in the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship program this winter due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions.

The men’s U20 team won’t participate in the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B scheduled to take place in January in Serbia. The tournament will thus be played with five teams.

The tournament in Belgrade includes host Serbia, the Netherlands, Croatia, Belgium and Iceland.

Click here for the tournament overview.