Tardif mentioned the rescheduled occasion can be made up of the identical rosters international locations had in December, even when gamers flip 20 earlier than the beginning of the match.
“We’re speaking with all members and are negotiating on particulars,” Tardif mentioned. “It is going to be after the Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
“It is going to be a hockey competition and the groups are excited to do it.”
The Hlinka Gretzky Cup, which is for gamers underneath 18, can be staged the primary week in August in Edmonton and Purple Deer.
Tardif additionally mentioned the cancelled under-18 girls’s match that was scheduled for Sweden in September 2021 can be held in June in america. Tardif didn’t present a selected location.
As well as, Tardif was hopeful the IIHF and NHL might come to an settlement that might enable NHL gamers to take part within the 2026 Video games in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
“We had an settlement with the NHL and sadly COVID determined that was not potential” mentioned Tardif. “Consider me, within the negotiation with the NHL, I believe we’ve obtained a optimistic base or a optimistic settlement to be a bit bit extra optimistic for the subsequent Olympic Video games.”
There hasn’t been NHL participation on the Olympics since 2014 in Sochi.
The Canadian males’s hockey group, minus its NHL stars, was eradicated within the quarterfinals on the Beijing Video games.