Team USA Forced to Forfeit Against Switzerland Due to Potential COVID Outbreak

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Team USA Forced to Forfeit Against Switzerland Due to Potential COVID Outbreak

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After topping Slovakia in their first game of the 2022 World Junior Championships, Team USA will drop to a 1-1-0 record after having to forfeit today’s scheduled game against Switzerland. Due to a potential COVID outbreak on the U.S. team, the game was a forfeit and not postponed.

The U.S. is scheduled to play Sweden tomorrow, but that game is currently up in the air as more testing is conducted for the U.S. side.

Four Blackhawks prospects are playing at this year’s World Junior Championships, with three of them (Landon Slaggert, Wyatt Kaiser, and Drew Commesso) playing for Team USA. Slaggert scored the eventual game-winning goal in the 3-2 win over Slovakia on Sunday, with Kaiser getting an assist on that goal. Commesso made 23-of-25 saves in the game and was named the player of the game for the U.S.

We will continue to follow updates for Team USA, who is defending their 2021 Gold Medal, at the World Junior Championships as they develop.



Author: Mario Tirabassi

Mario Tirabassi is a writer for Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Mario_Tirabassi.