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QMJHL Statement on COVID-19 testing results prior to Protected Environment #2

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League released the following statement on COVID-19 testing results for the second protected environment event which kicks off tonight in Chicoutimi, Drummondville, Rimouski and Shawinigan.

The QMJHL completed the first wave of testing with no positive test results for COVID-19 among the 400 approximative tests administered to players and staff members.

“I am extremely proud of the sacrifices and efforts made by our players and staff to make these protected environment events possible,” said Commissioner Gilles Courteau. “We realize how much dedication is necessary from each member of the QMJHL family to ensure that we are able to resume playing in the safest possible environment. These events will certainly have a significant impact on the development of our student-athletes.”

However, an on-ice official has received a positive COVID-19 test. The infected person didn’t travel to the protected environment host city and will not be part of the event. In consequence, the three-official system will be used in the protected environment event in Chicoutimi.

The League will continue to provide regular updates on COVID-19 testing results but will not be providing information on the identity of any individuals.

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