Hockey Canada: Today's Red-White game postponed due to COVID-19

Ruben Hill
November 27, 2020

Everyone involved in the selection camp took mandatory COVID-19 tests both upon arrival and continuously over the last 10 days, in accordance with Hockey Canada protocol.

The two players have been quarantined at the team's hotel in Red Deer, Alberta.

The organization confirmed the positive tests in a statement on Tuesday, saying that a scheduled game had been postponed following the news.

Team Canada's World Junior Selection camp has been paused temporarily after two players at the camp tested positive for COVID-19.

Canada's Alexis Lafreniere (11) celebrates his goal with teammates Nolan Foote (29), Ty Smith (24), Jared McIsaac (14) and Joe Veleno (90) during third period action against the United States at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. 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".

Now there are 46 players attending the evaluation camp, which is being used to determine the roster for the upcoming IIHF World Junior Championship to be held in Edmonton from December 25 to January 5.

Canada's first exhibition game is scheduled for Dec. 23 against Russian Federation and the official tournament, held in Edmonton, kicks off on Boxing Day (Dec. 26) when Canada takes on Germany. 5, with no fans in attendance and in a secure zone similar to what the National Hockey League used during the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season.

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