First, it was the World Junior Championships being cancelled thanks to rising COVID-19 cases. Of course, that's already on top of several NHL games having been postponed, as well as the cancellation of any chance of NHL participation in the Beijing Olympic Games.
And now, the Canadian Hockey League announced that the 2022 Top Prospects Game has been cancelled thanks to an uptick in cases.
Per the release from the League:
"A rescheduled date for the 2022 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game will be announced at a later date. Information and ticket details on the rescheduled 2022 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game will be provided upon confirmation of the new date.
Digital and print at home tickets for the originally scheduled date will automatically update. Printed tickets for the originally scheduled date will be honoured for the rescheduled game. Print at home tickets that have already been printed will also be accepted at the new date and time.
The Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game showcases top NHL Draft eligible talent from across the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and Western Hockey League. More information about the 2022 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game including team rosters and coaches will be announced at a later date."
Of course, this means that prospects won't have a chance to show their stuff to potential employers before their respective regular seasons end.
If this pandemic could just end, that'd be great.