FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Truro, N.S. (December 11, 2021) – The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) has been informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a player on the Pictou County Weeks Crushers. A player received a positive rapid test result Friday following a negative PCR test on Wednesday, during the team’s protocol of regular testing. The player took a second rapid test, which also came back positive. The entire team will now undergo PCR testing.
The Crushers are 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, and will work with Public Health as required. 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 Saturday, December 11th between the Amherst Ramblers and the Pictou County Weeks Crushers at the Pictou County Wellness 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)