Swiss hockey players unexpectedly win the World Junior Hockey Championship. By default, they defeated the Americans 1:0.
Two American players tested positive for the coronavirus and the entire team had to go into quarantine. They could not engage in a duel with Switzerland, which was to begin on the Tuesday night of our era.
According to the rules, the organizers reviewed the match in favor of Switzerland, which scored the first three points in the table.
“We are really disappointed, especially because of the players. We work in an ever-changing environment, which is a real challenge. We have followed tournament protocol from the start and will do everything we can to ensure that our players still have a chance to play in the World Cup.” US Director-General John Vanbisbrook said.
The Americans have another duel on the show on Thursday, December 30 at 3:30 p.m. It is not yet certain whether they will be able to start a duel against Sweden. So far, they have managed to play only one match in which they defeated Slovakia 3: 2.
The Swiss team lost as an outsider from the Slovak group in the first match with Russia 2:4. The unexpected three points could help them in the fight to advance to the quarter-finals. They have to fight the last duel in the group with Slovakia, on December 31 at 1 am.