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Rockets team activities canceled for at least 14 days

In a press release from the Western Hockey League, it has been announced that all team activities for the Kelowna Rockets have been canceled for at least 14 days.

As a result of the positive COVID-19 test results belonging to two Hockey Staff members and four players on the Kelowna Rockets within the Team Cohort, the WHL suspended all team activities.

In accordance with the WHL’s Return to Play Protocol, the WHL issued instructions to the Kelowna Rockets on Tuesday, March 30 including the following actions as a result of the positive tests to members of their team cohort:

  • Players and hockey staff were immediately isolated and tested;
  • B.C. Health Officials have been contacted by the WHL;
  • All close contacts have been instructed to self-quarantine and monitor symptoms for 14 days;
  • The Kelowna Rockets will be assisting B.C. Health Officials with contact tracing.

The Western Hockey League’s suspension of Kelowna Rockets activities means that the league had to postpone nine Rockets games as well as tonight’s Vancouver at Prince George game inside the Kamloops Sandman Centre bubble.

Game # Date Matchup
177 Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Kamloops at Kelowna
178 Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Vancouver at Prince George
180 Friday, April 2, 2021 Kelowna at Prince George
182 Saturday, April 3, 2021 Kelowna at Victoria
184 Monday, April 5, 2021 Vancouver at Kelowna
186 Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Kelowna at Kamloops
190 Saturday, April 10, 2021 Prince George at Kelowna
193 Monday, April 12, 2021 Victoria at Kelowna
194 Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Kelowna at Vancouver
197 Thursday, April 15, 2021 Kamloops at Kelowna

WHL Regular Season Game #178 originally scheduled to be played tonight between Vancouver and Prince George has been postponed out of an abundance of caution.

The announcement regarding rescheduling of the games above will happen at a later date

The WHL and the Rockets have stated that there will be no further comment at this time and will continue to work with the BC Health Authority on when it is safe for the Rockets to resume team activities.

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