What's the most shocking thing about Canada

After the cancellation of the World Cup in Canada, the German national ice hockey player Julia Zorn, 31, criticized the unequal treatment of the tournaments of men and women. "It's just unfair that the U20 Men's World Cup took place in Canada a few months ago," the DEB captain wrote on Twitter. "The U18 World Cup for men starts next week in the USA, the World Cup for men is scheduled for the end of May in Latvia. But once again ours has been canceled."

With her statement, Zorn expressed herself on behalf of the entire team. "We're still sad, disappointed and frustrated," she said: "Our season is over in the blink of an eye in the most shocking and unexpected way." She referred to the daily corona tests during the home training camp and recalled the planned "World Cup bubble" and the eight-day quarantine that the team would have undertaken after arriving in Canada.

The Swiss world-class striker Alina Müller also has no understanding of the decision: "This cancellation is totally unacceptable and devastating for the growth of women's hockey," she wrote on Instagram. The rejection caught the national players off guard one day before their flight to Canada. The province of Nova Scotia canceled the Canadian ice hockey association's title fights planned from May 6 to 16 on Wednesday after the corona measures there had been tightened. The world association IIHF is now looking for an alternative date in the coming months. The last women's World Cup so far took place in Finland in 2019.