Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today the Kelowna Rockets have suspended all team activities as a result of a positive COVID-19 test. The positive COVID-19 test results belong to a Hockey Staff member of the Kelowna Rockets within the Team Cohort. No players within the Team Cohort have tested positive at this time.
The WHL is working in consultation with B.C. Health Authorities on this matter.
As a result of the suspension of activities for the Kelowna Rockets, Game #177 (Tuesday, March 30 – Kamloops Blazers at Kelowna Rockets) has been postponed.
The WHL or Kelowna Rockets will not be providing any further comment at this time. Pending determination of close contacts and further test results, the WHL will provide further information.
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 350 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.