Canadian international and domestic sporting events impacted by COVID-19

By TRT Staff with notes from The Canadian Press

The National Lacrosse League suspends 2020 season, impacting five teams in Toronto, Saskatoon, Halifax, Vancouver and Calgary.

Hockey Canada cancels all national championships until further notice. The NHL suspends 2019-20 season, impacting seven Canadian teams in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. The American Hockey League suspends 2019-20 season, impacting teams in Toronto, Belleville, Ont., Winnipeg and Laval, Que. The ECHL cancels 2019-20 season, impacting teams in Brampton, Ont., and St. John’s.
The three Canadian Hockey League major-junior leagues — the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Western Hockey League — suspend play. World women’s hockey championship March 31 to April 10 in Halifax and Truro, N.S., cancelled.

Canada Soccer suspends all sanctioned soccer activity until further notice. This includes Major League Soccer suspending their season for 30 days, impacting teams in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Montreal further impacted by suspension of CONCACAF Champions League. Canadian women’s friendly vs. Australia April 14 in Vancouver cancelled.

The NBA suspends season, impacting defending champion Toronto Raptors. Team’s players, coaches and staff go into self-isolation following game in Utah where player tests positive for COVID-19.

Major League Baseball cancels the rest of spring training and suspends the start of the regular season by at least two weeks, impacting the Toronto Blue Jays.

Rugby Canada suspends all sanctioned activity until further notice and Major League Rugby suspends season, impacting team in Toronto.

Canadian Olympic and Paralympic trials March 30-April 5 in Toronto cancelled. The world figure skating championships March 16-22 in Montreal cancelled. The Arctic Winter Games March 15-21 in Whitehorse cancelled.

U Sports cancelled men’s and women’s university hockey championships that had already started in Halifax and Charlottetown, respectively, on March 12. Cancelled national men’s and women’s volleyball championships March 13-15 at the University of Winnipeg and University of Calgary, respectively.

Speedskating, biathlon, curling, volleyball and more have also been deeply impacted.

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