The sport event cancelations continue to pour in from around the globe. Today Finland’s Liiga decided to shut down for the rest of the season, announcing that there will be no champion this year. The United Kingdom’s EIHL has done the same. The IIHF has also officially canceled the Men’s Division II and III World Championships, after previously shutting down the U18 event that was scheduled for later this month.
The last standing event is still the Division I World Championship, which is normally attended by NHL players eliminated from postseason contention. Though it has not been formally canceled, the expectation is that it will be in the coming days.
For Liiga, it means that their Champions League and Spengler Cup seeding will come from the current regular season standings. It also means that Jokerit is the last professional club operating in Finland, as they are part of the KHL which has not yet suspended their playoffs.
These announcements should come as no surprise at this point.