Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League released today the following statement on COVID-19 testing results:
The WHL completed the first week of its first phase of return to play with no positive test results for COVID-19 among the 245 tests administered in the Central Division, including the Edmonton Oil Kings, Lethbridge Hurricanes, Medicine Hat Tigers and Red Deer Rebels.
Using private PCR testing provided by DynaLIFE, testing was administered twice to all members of the team delegations of players and staff from February 6 through February 12, 2021. All members of the team delegation were tested once upon arrival and a second time after a mandatory quarantine period in the Club centre. As a result of no positive tests, the teams are now in a position to commence with team on-ice practices.
The WHL will continue to provide regular updates on COVID-19 testing results. The WHL will not be providing information on the identity of any individuals.
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 375 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.