After having previously withdrawn the men’s senior team from the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division III Group B in South Africa for later this month, the Hong Kong, China teams in the women’s senior and men’s U18 categories won’t play this season either.
Due to rising Covid-19 numbers in Hong Kong, the measures have become stricter and the ice rinks were closed. Furthermore travel concerns were cited including a 14-day hotel quarantine when returning to Hong Kong.
Hong Kong, China was entered in the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B in Sofia, Bulgaria, and in the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division III Group B in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. The implication of the withdrawal will be discussed with the hosts and participating teams.