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Western Hockey League Statement on COVID-19 Testing Results

May 8, 2021 - Western Hockey League (WHL) News Release


Calgary, Alta. - The Western Hockey League released today the following statement on COVID-19 testing results:

The WHL completed the 13th week of its return to play with zero positive test results for COVID-19 among the 729 tests administered across the WHL from May 1 through May 7, 2021.

In the Central Division, a total of 157 tests were administered for the Calgary Hitmen, Edmonton Oil Kings, Lethbridge Hurricanes, Medicine Hat Tigers and Red Deer Rebels from May 1 through May 7. Using private PCR testing provided by DynaLIFE, testing was administered once to all members of the team delegations of players and staff.

In the U.S. Division, a total of 421 tests were administered for the Everett Silvertips, Portland Winterhawks, Seattle Thunderbirds, Spokane Chiefs, and Tri-City Americans from May 1 through May 7. Using private antigen testing, members of the team delegations of players and staff were tested three times.

In the B.C. Division, a total of 140 tests were administered for the Kamloops Blazers, Kelowna Rockets, Prince George Cougars, Vancouver Giants and Victoria Royals from May 1 through May 7. Using private PCR testing provided by DynaLIFE, testing was administered once to all members of the team delegations of players and staff.

To date, the WHL has administered a total of 9,735 tests for COVID-19 from February 12 through May 7, 2021, with 14 positive test results.

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.


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