Hockey Canada ‘non core’ staff member 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.

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The individual and their close contacts have been placed in quarantine at the team’s hotel in Red Deer, Alta.

Team Canada’s Red-White game will proceed as scheduled.

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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.

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Team Canada seeks its second consecutive gold medal at the tournament, which would be its 19th title all-time.

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