USA Hockey plans to host the World Junior Summer Showcase beginning in late July, but Canada will not participate due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, according to John Vanbiesbrouck.

Vanbiesbrouck, USA Hockey assistant executive director of hockey operations and the general manager of the United States National Junior Team, said Thursday that he expects Finland and Sweden to join the United States at the nine-day event, scheduled for July 24 to Aug. 1 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.

The annual camp, which features practices and at least two exhibition games for each team, is one of the early evaluation events for teams picking their rosters for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be held Dec. 26 to Jan. 5, 2021, in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta.

"We've heard from Canada and they will not be able to come, but we're checking in every two weeks with Sweden and Finland," Vanbiesbrouck said.