'Non-core member' of Canada's World Junior team tests positive for COVID-19
A "non-core member" of Hockey Canada's National Junior Team staff has tested positive for COVID-19.
Hockey Canada's senior vice-president of national teams Scott Salmond says the team learned of the positive test Saturday morning.
The individual and their close contacts have been placed in quarantine at the team's hotel in Red Deer, Alta.
According to Hockey Canada 2 members of Canada's coaching staff, Michael Dyck, and Jason Labarbera are among those now in self isolation as close contacts of positive test. They must remain in quarantine for 14 days, which will leave Tourigny short staffed acc to Hockey Canada— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) November 22, 2020
TSN's Ryan Rishaug reports that Hockey Canada says two members of Team Canada's coaching staff, Michael Dyck and Jason Labarbera, are now in self-isolation as close contacts. They must remain in quarantine for 14 days.
Hockey Canada working closely with Alberta Health, using an abundance of caution in their contact tracing. Everyone in their bubble has been tested 3x to date, and will be 2x a week as per protocols.— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) November 22, 2020
Rishaug adds that Hockey Canada is working closely with Alberta Health. Everyone in their bubble has been tested three times to date and will be tested two times a week as per protocols.
Team Canada's Red-White game proceeded as scheduled Saturday night.
Hockey Canada is in the midst of their selection camp in Calgary ahead of the 2021 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in Edmonton next month.
Team Canada seeks its second consecutive gold medal at the tournament, which would be its 19th title all-time.