FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Truro, N.S. (November 30, 2021) – The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) has been informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a player on the Miramichi Timberwolves. A rapid test on Saturday returned a positive result, which necessitated the postponement of the game at the Miramichi Civic Centre between the Timberwolves and the Campbellton Tigers. All players and staff on Miramichi underwent rapid testing on Saturday, with no additional positive cases. The player in question took a PCR test Saturday night. The result, which came back Monday evening, confirmed the positive case.
The team is working closely with Public Health officials, who will contact all players and team personnel for the scheduling of COVID-19 tests. The Timberwolves 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.
As Miramichi is awaiting further test results, the game on Thursday, December 2nd between the Timberwolves 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)