More Canadian university national championships cancelled due to coronavirus

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There will be no national championships at the Canadian university level in basketball, hockey, swimming, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling in 2020-21 due to coronavirus according to Signa Butler of CBC Sports on Thursday. The decision to cancel the national championship in these six sports comes after the decision to cancel field hockey, cross-country running, rugby, soccer, and football for the fall.

There have been 193, 497 cases of coronavirus in Canada, and 9721 deaths. Canada is 27th among all nations in coronavirus cases and 21st in total deaths. However, lately the entire country of Canada has seen a spike in total cases. The term “second wave” could literally be misused, because many have believed the “first wave” was never officially finished.

The Canadian University basketball championships were to take place in Kingston, Ontario for the women and in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the men. Both national championships were to be from March 11-14.

For hockey, the men’s university national championship was to be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island from March 18-21. While the women’s university national championship was to take place in Montreal, Quebec during the same time period as the men’s university hockey players.

For volleyball, the men’s university national championship was to be in Brandon, Manitoba and the women’s university national championship was to take place in Vancouver, British Columbia from March 19-21. The Canadian university national championship for track and field was to be in St. John, New Brunswick from March 11-13.  Meanwhile, the Canadian university wrestling championships were to be in Edmonton, Alberta from February 26 to 27, and the Canadian university swimming championships were to be held from February 25 to 27.

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