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.
|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.