IIHF Under-18 World Championships in Plymouth canceled

Posted at 4:25 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 17:13:35-04

(WXYZ) — The IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championships – scheduled to take place at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth – have been canceled amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The travel policy instituted by the Trump administration on Wednesday will not allow European teams to enter the country in a necessary timeframe.

he USHL also suspended game play, which includes the USA National Team Development Program, which plays in Plymouth.

The arena will also close at 5 p.m. Thursday and stay closed until regularly scheduled activities on Sunday, March 15.