(Edmonton) The International Ice Hockey Federation said there were no new positive cases of COVID-19 at the World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton.
The FIHG issued a statement on Friday in which it read that 9,629 drug tests were carried out on players, staff and referees present at the tournament and that none had shown a positive result.
The news comes after eight players from Germany and two staff from Sweden tested positive for COVID-19 in mid-December, after the teams entered the protected environment in Edmonton.
The positive tests forced a quarantine within the two teams and forced the cancellation of several preseason games.
The preliminary round of the tournament concluded on Friday. Austria and Switzerland were unable to advance to the quarter-finals.
The FIHG mentioned that both teams will remain inside the protected environment until their scheduled departure from Edmonton.
The quarter-finals begin on Saturday. Canada will face the Czech Republic, Slovakia will face the United States, Russia will cross swords with Germany and Finland will battle for victory against Sweden.
The semi-finals are on Monday and the medal round is scheduled for Tuesday.