Hockey Canada has quickly shutdown nationwide junior crew choice camp following the affirmation of two constructive COVID-19 checks amongst gamers.
Hockey Canada introduced on Wednesday that gamers, coaches and workers on the camp have entered a 14-day quarantine retroactive to Monday. All camp actions might be paused till Dec. 6.
The unique announcement of the constructive participant checks got here on Tuesday — three days after Hockey Canada stated a “non-core member” of the crew’s workers additionally examined constructive. Hockey Canada stated it was suspending all camp actions for the day, together with a scheduled intrasquad sport, on the time.
Players, coaches and workers all took necessary COVID-19 checks upon arrival on the camp and have been examined recurrently whereas there.
Hockey Canada is within the midst of their choice camp forward of the 2021 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in Edmonton that opens on Christmas Day.
“Hockey Canada has confirmed that all players, coaches and staff are considered close contacts and are therefore subject to the mandatory 14-day quarantine period under Alberta Health Services,” stated senior vice-president of nationwide groups, Scott Salmond.
“Upon learning of the positive tests on Monday, the decision was made to suspend all camp activities and quarantine players and staff immediately. As per Hockey Canada’s safety protocols, all players, coaches and staff members will go through additional testing before resuming any camp activities.”
Canada seeks its second consecutive gold medal on the event, which might be its 19th title all-time.
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