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Kelowna Rockets play suspended for 14 days after positive COVID tests

Kelowna Rockets will be absent from Prospera Place at least for the next 14 days.
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March 31, 2021 - 5:53 PM

The Western Hockey League has suspended all team activities for the Kelowna Rockets for a minimum of 14 days after two staff members and four players recently tested positive for COVID-19.

Those six positive test results from today follow an announcement yesterday that a staff member had tested positive for the virus, according to a recent press statement from league spokesperson Taylor Rocca.

"All other test results from the other participating team cohorts in the RE/MAX Hub Centres came back negative," Rocca said in a statement.

Ten games are now being postponed, including one scheduled for today between Vancouver Giants and Prince George Cougars "out of an abundance of caution."

In accordance with the league's 'Return to Play Protocol,' Rockets players and staff were instructed on Tuesday to isolate and be tested.

As of today, Kelowna Rockets staff and players are currently in isolation, along with known close contacts, according to the media release. The league also said it has contacted provincial health officials and will be assisting them with contact tracing.

"The WHL will continue to work in consultation with B.C. Health Authorities on when it is safe for the Kelowna Rockets to resume team activities," Rocca said in a statement.

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