The International Ice Hockey Federation has announced seven new positive COIVD-19 tests from the world junior hockey championship following the cancellation of the tournament, including a member of the Canadian team.

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Players from the Slovakian team gather at centre ice after the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship was cancelled in Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Players from the Slovakian team gather at centre ice after the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship was cancelled in Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

The International Ice Hockey Federation has announced seven new positive COIVD-19 tests from the world junior hockey championship following the cancellation of the tournament, including a member of the Canadian team.

Two members of Sweden's team tested positive, as well as one member each from Russia, Germany and Slovakia. An on-ice official also returned a positive test.

The IIHF announced the positive results Wednesday, a day after the world juniors in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta., was cancelled in its fourth day. Two players from the United States and a player from Russia and Czechia previously tested positive, resulting in the forfeiture of games.

The IIHF said all team members and officials who tested positive will be required to complete a mandatory minimum 10-day quarantine before they are able to return home.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 30, 2021.