FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Truro, N.S. (December 2, 2021) – The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) has been informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a player on the Fredericton Red Wings after a rapid test returned a positive result this week. The player who tested positive was not symptomatic. The Red Wings players have been following a strict protocol since August of conducting rapid tests each time they go to the rink for a game or practice, which is multiple times per week.
Since the initial rapid test result, all players have been tested three more times this week with no additional positive cases. The team is working closely with Public Health officials on the next steps and are committed to continuing their rapid testing protocol to ensure the health and safety of all involved. The Red Wings are also following the guidelines set out in the MHL’s Return to Play plan, which was developed and approved by all three provincial governments in the Maritimes. To protect the privacy of our players and team personnel, other details including names will not be released.
Out of an abundance of caution, the game on Sunday, December 5th between the Edmundston Blizzard and Fredericton Red Wings at Grant Harvey Centre will be postponed. An announcement will be made when this game is rescheduled.
The MHL will release more information if, and when, it is necessary. The league remains committed to ensuring the safety of players, fans, and team staff through the COVID-19 pandemic and working with provincial health officials and other stakeholders in the weeks and months ahead.
Director of Communications
Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL)