As a result of there’s plenty of Canadian TV cash invested in it, hockey’s World Junior Championships are nonetheless on observe to happen on the finish of the month. Canada is the host this 12 months for the occasion that’s, to our northern neighbours, analogous on the sports activities panorama to March Madness, and rattling in the event that they’re going to let a bit lethal virus get in the best way of some youngsters being showered with reward in the event that they win, or taunted and booed till a whole nation’s throat is sore in the event that they lose.
Canadian media geeks out over the entire thing, together with Staff Canada’s coaching camp, which incorporates an annual custom of extraordinarily awkward interviews with children who had been among the many high 40 gamers their age of their nation, however not the highest 20, and subsequently acquired reduce.
So, Wednesday evening’s Purple vs. White scrimmage at Canadian camp was a giant deal. However as TSN’s Mark Masters reported, dwell video of the occasion was not out there, “because of strict well being restrictions.”
If you wish to, proper now, you may go watch dwell feeds of visitors in Edmonton, sharks on the aquarium in Toronto, or the view from a marine fuel station in Vancouver.
Hockey Canada is saying that no person can probably arrange a few distant cameras in an empty hockey rink and present the folks the thrilling motion of…
…what was it once more…
…youngsters taking part in an intrasquad sport.
The excuse may be flimsier than the Rideau Canal ice in late March, however all’s effectively that ends effectively, eh?