According to Hockey Canada on Thursday, the 2021 Women’s World Hockey Championship in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has been moved to May 6-16, 2021. The dates were originally scheduled for April 7-17. Halifax was to host the 2020 Women’s World Hockey Championship, but was cancelled due to coronavirus.
There will be 10 teams competing at the Women’s World Hockey Championship. In addition to Team Canada, countries from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, and the United States will be represented. The United States has won the gold medal at the last five tournaments. Canada has won the gold medal a record 10 times, but has not won the gold medal since finishing first at the 2012 Women’s World Hockey Championship in Burlington, Vermont. The last time Canada won the gold medal in Canada was back in 2007 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
This will be the second time that Halifax is hosting the Women’s World Hockey Championship. They initially hosted back in 2004, with Canada beating the United States 2-0 in the gold medal game. However back in 2004, Dartmouth was the secondary city. This time, Truro will be the secondary location.
The 2020 Women’s World Hockey Championship was cancelled, and the 2021 Women’s World Hockey Championship was postponed due to coronavirus. There have been 1649 cases of coronavirus in Nova Scotia, and 65 deaths.