IIHF head:

the President of the International ice hockey Federation (IIHF) Rene Fasel believes that many clubs in Europe will be difficult to cope with the financial problems that they will inevitably arise in connection with the stop of the competition because of the pandemic of coronavirus.

“the Long-term stop of the competition will severely affect the income of clubs and leagues. In Europe and around the world. All this happens at the end of the season, so most of the leagues have lost a significant portion of funds from the stage of the playoffs. It is difficult to say what impact the pandemic will have on sponsors, leagues and clubs. Many teams are small market operate on a very limited budget. For them, long pause would be a serious problem” – quoted Fasel Hockey News.

the head of the IIHF focused on the fact that money plays in hockey is not a major role, according to him, clubs of countries where hockey is underdeveloped, such as Italy and Spain, will help to overcome the crisis love of the game.

“Now the difficult times, but we’ll manage. Even if you don’t have the money, passion for the game will never fade. Not money, namely the love of the game forces you to play hockey,” concluded Fasel.

At the moment the pandemic is suspended or cancelled by the strongest European League, including the KHL, will not host the world Cup, which was held in Switzerland.

This week, IIHF president Rene Fasel spoke with The Hockey News about how the organization is dealing with the short – and long-term plans of a global shutdown and addresses rumors that Fasel, the KHL will become president in the future.https://t.co/nH8Ln9uVu4

— The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) on April 4, 2020