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ICYMI – TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF APR 18 – APR 23, 2021
ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF APR 18 - APR 23, 2021

By Cosmos Sports | April 23, 2021

Every week we recap the top Canadian Sports Business stories from the past week.

Women’s world hockey championship in N.S. cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

“The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) women’s world championship due to be held in Nova Scotia has been cancelled for the second time.” FULL STORY

CFL delays start of season to August, cuts schedule to 14 games

“The Canadian Football League is pushing back the start of its season to August and is also cutting down the 18-game schedule to 14 games.” FULL STORY

All business, no play in CFL negotiations with XFL, says commissioner Ambrosie

“Despite heated social media discussion in Canada, talks between the CFL and XFL haven’t addressed what rules could be implemented if the football leagues join forces.” FULL STORY

CEBL pushes back start of 2021 season due to COVID-19 challenges

“The Canadian Elite Basketball League has pushed back the start of its 2021 season due to challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. The league announced Wednesday that its 14-game season will start June 24 instead of June 5.” FULL STORY

Canada tabs 2-time world hockey champion Roberto Luongo as GM of 2021

“Roberto Luongo will oversee all hockey operations, including staff and player selection and evaluation, as Canada GM for the May 21-June 6 men’s world championship in Riga, Latvia.” FULL STORY

OHL shuts down season after government doesn’t approve return to play

“The Ontario Hockey League on Tuesday became the only one of Canada’s three major junior hockey loops to decide not to hold a 2020-21season.” FULL STORY

Patrick Marleu plays 1,768th game, overtakes Gordie Howe for most NHL history

“Aneroid, Sask., native honoured with presentation, standing ovation from road crowd.” FULL STORY

WHL cancels 2021 playoffs due to COVID-19 restrictions

“The Western Hockey League announced Monday that the current season will conclude following the completion of the 24-game regular season due to challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.” FULL STORY

ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF APR 18 - APR 23, 2021

By Cosmos Sports | April 23, 2021

Every week we recap the top Canadian Sports Business stories from the past week.

Women’s world hockey championship in N.S. cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

“The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) women’s world championship due to be held in Nova Scotia has been cancelled for the second time.” FULL STORY

CFL delays start of season to August, cuts schedule to 14 games

“The Canadian Football League is pushing back the start of its season to August and is also cutting down the 18-game schedule to 14 games.” FULL STORY

All business, no play in CFL negotiations with XFL, says commissioner Ambrosie

“Despite heated social media discussion in Canada, talks between the CFL and XFL haven’t addressed what rules could be implemented if the football leagues join forces.” FULL STORY

CEBL pushes back start of 2021 season due to COVID-19 challenges

“The Canadian Elite Basketball League has pushed back the start of its 2021 season due to challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. The league announced Wednesday that its 14-game season will start June 24 instead of June 5.” FULL STORY

Canada tabs 2-time world hockey champion Roberto Luongo as GM of 2021

“Roberto Luongo will oversee all hockey operations, including staff and player selection and evaluation, as Canada GM for the May 21-June 6 men’s world championship in Riga, Latvia.” FULL STORY

OHL shuts down season after government doesn’t approve return to play

“The Ontario Hockey League on Tuesday became the only one of Canada’s three major junior hockey loops to decide not to hold a 2020-21season.” FULL STORY

Patrick Marleu plays 1,768th game, overtakes Gordie Howe for most NHL history

“Aneroid, Sask., native honoured with presentation, standing ovation from road crowd.” FULL STORY

WHL cancels 2021 playoffs due to COVID-19 restrictions

“The Western Hockey League announced Monday that the current season will conclude following the completion of the 24-game regular season due to challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.” FULL STORY