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IIHF hands down harsh punishment for the rest of the 2018 World Junior Team

Published February 5, 2024 at 9:03 PM
BY SAM
With players on the 2018 Canadian World Junior team currently facing charges in a case that's been a hot topic around the hockey world recently, it appears as if the International Ice Hockey Federation has stepped in levying a punishment for the rest of that team, including Colorado Avalanche superstar, Cale Makar who of course was on that team.

According to Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press, the entire 2018 World Junior Team has been banned from international events; take a look.


Hockey Canada says ALL players from 2018 world junior team, following appeal, remain ineligible to represent Canada internationally. So, as of now, that means no Cale Makar or Robert Thomas at worlds or Olympics. NHL's 4 Nations Face-off next week is league rules so they can play



This means Makar cannot participate in the Olympics or World Championships without an appeal, but he would still be eligible to play in the NHL's 4 Nations Face-Off next as it is governed by the league, not the IIHF.

This is N interesting punishment seeing as only 5 members of the above mentioned team were charged in connection with the car, but the IIHF is notorious for harsh punishments.

Now, it does say pending an appeal, but with NHLers finally allows back at the Olympics, Canada could lose a huge part of the team on the back end.
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IIHF hands down harsh punishment for the rest of the 2018 World Junior Team

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