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This hockey league has just made Russian, Belarusian players ineligible for 2022 import draft

Updated: May 20, 2022

The CHL is planning to make all Russian and Belarusian players ineligible for the upcoming 2022 import draft on July 1, according to TSN insider Darren Dreger.

The ban wont affect CHL players already on a teams protected list.

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Due to Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine, the IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) has banned Russian and Belarusian athletes from all tournaments until further notice.

On March 2, The CHL released a statement condemning the use of Russian "military force" in Ukraine and cancelled the 2022 Canada-Russia series.

At the import draft last June, a total of 85 players including a high of 16 from Russia and 11 from Belarus.



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