Hockey Canada was forced to shut down its World Junior Selection Camp after two players reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. Canada confirmed that all players had entered a quarantine until Dec. 6 with all hockey activities paused until then.
“Hockey Canada has confirmed that all players, coaches and staff are considered close contacts and are therefore subject to the mandatory 14-day quarantine period under Alberta Health Services,” said senior vice-president of national teams, Scott Salmond.
“Upon learning of the positive tests on Monday, the decision was made to suspend all camp activities and quarantine players and staff immediately. As per Hockey Canada’s safety protocols, all players, coaches and staff members will go through additional testing before resuming any camp activities.”
Several CHL players are in the camp, as well as a few college players who left their NCAA programs to participate.