Hockey Canada just announced that the third and final intra-scrimmage game for the Team Canada U20 Selection Camp has been postponed.
Hockey Canada confirmed earlier today that two players at Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp have tested positive for COVID-19.
STATEMENT FROM HOCKEY CANADA
RED DEER, Alta. – The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from Scott Salmond, senior vice-president of national teams, on Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp.
“Hockey Canada confirmed earlier today that two players at Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp have tested positive for COVID-19, and have been placed in quarantine at the team hotel in Red Deer.
Upon learning of the positive test this morning, the decision was made to postpone the Red-White game scheduled for this morning at the Westerner Park Centrium, and to suspend all camp activities for today. As per Hockey Canada’s safety protocols, all players, coaches and staff members took mandatory COVID-19 tests upon arrival at camp and have continued to be tested regularly throughout the past ten days. For precautionary reasons, we will also ensure that all players and team personnel go through an additional test before resuming camp activities. The appropriate local and provincial health authorities have been made aware of the situation, and we will continue to work closely with Alberta Health Services. We will have no further comment at this time.”
There are 41 skaters and five goalies currently at the Team Canada U20 selection camp in Red Deer. According to head coach Andre Tourigny, the first round of cuts were to ocurr following todays third scrimmage.
They’ll drop a goalie and might get down to 10 defensemen, maybe 18 forwards and four goalies, which would be 32 but perhaps they decide to keep a few more than that.
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