WHL announces suspension of team activities for Tri-City Americans

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today the Tri-City Americans have suspended all team activities as a result of a positive test for COVID-19. The positive COVID-19 test results belong to a player within the team cohort of the Tri-City Americans.

The WHL is working in consultation with the Washington State Department of Health regarding the matter concerning the Tri-City Americans. Pending determination of close contacts and further test results, the WHL will provide further information.

The Tri-City Americans last played on Tuesday, April 13 at Seattle. The Seattle Thunderbirds are not considered close contacts based on the time of the receipt of the positive test result for the Tri-City Americans.

As a result of the suspension of activities for the Tri-City Americans, the following WHL Regular Season games have been postponed:

Date Road Team Home Team
Saturday, April 17 Spokane Chiefs Tri-City Americans
Sunday, April 18 Tri-City Americans Spokane Chiefs
Wednesday, April 21 Tri-City Americans Seattle Thunderbirds


The Tri-City Americans and WHL will not be providing comment or identifying individuals. The WHL will continue to provide regular updates on COVID-19 testing results.

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.

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