CALGARY, 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 a non-core member of its National Junior Team staff has tested positive for COVID-19. Upon learning of the positive test this morning, our staff took immediate action and implemented all precautionary measures to avoid risk of exposure to our players, coaches and support staff. The staff member who tested positive, as well as a number of colleagues who have been in close contact with that person, were placed in quarantine at the team hotel in Red Deer. Tonight’s Red-White game will proceed as planned, as protocols have dictated that the health and safety of the athletes has not been compromised.
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 week. Our medical team will continue to follow all protocols as directed by Alberta Health Services, and will monitor the situation closely. The appropriate local and provincial health authorities have been made aware of the situation, and we will have no further comment at this time.”
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