Due to the Covid-19 situation worldwide and strict quarantine restrictions for persons returning from abroad, the number of players willing to travel to the event was not sufficient to form a team for the tournament. Chinese Taipei, which was originally promoted to the Division I Group B, hopes to be back with an U18 women’s team in 2023.
Previously Australia and New Zealand had withdrawn their teams for tournaments in January due to travel restrictions related to Covid-19 while other teams remain entered including the first-time participation of Iceland and Latvia in this category.
The 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B will now take place in January 2022 with a revised game schedule and the five teams Denmark, Austria, China, Korea and Poland. The other divisions will be played in Sweden, Hungary and Turkey.
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