List of Canadian international and domestic sporting events affected by COVID-19:
– The 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were postponed until 2021.
– NHL suspends the 2019-20 season, impacting seven Canadian teams in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. The League has also delayed the combination (June 1-6 in Buffalo, N.Y.), awards (June 18 in Las Vegas) and drafts (June 26-27 in Montreal).
– The American Hockey League delayed the 2019-20 season, impacting teams in Toronto, Belleville, Ontario, Winnipeg and Laval, Que.
– ECHL cancels the 2019-20 season, impacting teams in Brampton, Ontario and St. John’s.
– Three Canadian junior hockey leagues – Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and West Hockey League – canceling the remainder of the regular season, playoffs and Memorial Cup.
– World women’s hockey championships 31 March – 10 April in Halifax and Truro, N.S., canceled.
– Canadian Hockey canceled all national championships until further notice.
– Major League Soccer delayed the season, impacting teams in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Montreal is increasingly affected by the CONCACAF Champions League suspension.
– The Canadian Premier League holds 14 days of pre-season training, starting March 13. Then delay the start of the season, originally scheduled to start April 11. Impact teams in Langford, BC, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Hamilton Ottawa and Halifax.
– Canadian male friendship vs. Trinidad & Tobago 27 and 31 March in Langford, B.C., canceled.
– Canada vs Australia friendly match on April 14 in Vancouver is canceled.
– Canada Soccer suspends all approved soccer activities until further notice.
– The NBA has suspended the season, impacting defending champions Toronto Raptors. The players, coaches, and team staff went into isolation after a match in Utah where the player tested positive for COVID-19.
– National Basketball League of Canada suspends the 2019-20 season, impacting teams in Halifax, Charlottetown, Moncton, N.B., St. John, Kitchener, Ontario, London, Ontario, Sudbury, Ontario, and Windsor, Ontario.
– Men’s FIBA Olympic qualification tournament June 23-28 in Victoria is suspended. TBA new date.
– Major League Baseball says its schedule will be suspended for at least eight weeks, starting March 16, impacting the Toronto Blue Jays.
– The Rogers Cup women’s tournament in Montreal is postponed until August 2021. The men’s tournament in Toronto is still running as scheduled for now.
– The National Lacrosse League canceled the rest of the 2020 season, impacting teams in Toronto, Saskatoon, Halifax, Vancouver and Calgary.
– Betfred Super League postpones the season, impacting the Toronto Wolfpack.
– Premiership Rugby cancels season, impacting Toronto Arrows.
– Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Court March 30 – April 5 in Toronto canceled.
– Canadian East and West Championships April 16-19 in Windsor, Ontario and Saskatoon were canceled.
– World figure skating championships March 16-22 in Montreal are canceled.
– The world curly women’s championship March 14-22 in Prince George, B.C., is canceled.
– National mixed doubles and senior championships March 16-22 at Portage la Prairie, Man., April 25-30 national wheelchair championships in Boucherville, Que., And under-18 championships April 20-25 in Sudbury, Ontario, were canceled.
– Mixed doubles world championship and senior championship April 18-25 in Kelowna, BC, canceled.
– Grand Slam of the Curling Players Championship April 7-12 in Toronto and Champions Cup April 29-May 3 at Olds, Alta., Canceled.
– Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal June 12-14, postponed.
– Cross country skiing World Cup 20-22 March in Canmore, Alta., Canceled.
– Cross-country World Cup skiing March 13-15 in Quebec City was canceled
– Canadian cross-country ski championship March 25 – April 2 in Vernon, B.C., canceled.
– Canadian biathlon championships on March 16-22 in Quebec City are canceled.
– Fast track Grand Prix March 14-15 and March 19-22 finale at the Olympic Oval in Calgary was canceled.
– Starting the regular CFL season is postponed until the beginning of July.
– $ 1 million Queen’s Plate racing at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto has been postponed indefinitely
CANOE / KAYAK
– Olympics and Paralympic Trials April 16-19 in Gainesville, Ga., Canceled.
– Arctic Winter Match 15-21 March at Whitehorse is canceled.
– North American Indigenous Games 12-18 July in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Aldershot and Millbrook, N.S., postponed.
PLAY SKI ON ALPINE
– NorAm finals March 17-24 and the Canadian championship at Panorama Mountain Resort, B.C., are canceled.
– U Sports canceled the men’s and women’s university hockey championships, which began in Halifax and Charlottetown, respectively, on March 12. The national men’s and women’s volleyball championships are canceled March 13-15 respectively at the University of Winnipeg and the University of Calgary.
– Toronto Defiant esports Overwatch League team homestand event April 18-19 canceled.
– The League of Nations Games involving Canada, Serbia, Australia and China scheduled for June 19-21 in Calgary were postponed.
– Spruce Meadows (Calgary) cancels summer.
ROUTES AND FIELD
– Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Court June 25-28 postponed.
– World Series Triathlon 27-28 June in Montreal postponed.
– Tour de Beauce international road stage men’s racing June 17-21 in Quebec has been postponed.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 12, 2020.