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AJHL Calgary Canucks cancels weekend games after member tests positive

Canucks defenceman Jason Chu skates the puck into the offensive zone in second period action as the Calgary Canucks host the Okotoks Oilers at the Max Bell Arena as the AJHL season kicks off. Friday, November 13, 2020. Brendan Miller/Postmedia
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Just seven days into the 2020-21 Alberta Junior Hockey League season, the coronavirus pandemic has already wreaked havoc on the Calgary Canucks.

Games on Friday and Saturday involving the Canucks were called off after a member of the club tested positive for COVID-19.

“The team will activate the required Alberta Health Services protocols,” said the AJHL in a statement released Friday afternoon. “The league schedule will be adjusted as required, including the cancelation of Calgary Canucks games. For privacy reasons, no further comments will be provided.”

The Canucks also opted to decline comment in order to protect the privacy of its players.

The Canucks (0-2), who opened the season last Friday losing to the visiting Okotoks Oilers 4-1 and followed with a 3-1 loss Monday to the host Oilers, were to play the Brooks Bandits (2-0) in a home-and-home series Friday and Saturday. Both games have been cancelled.

On Thursday, a member of the AJHL’s Canmore Eagles also tested positive for COVID-19. The Eagles (2-0) have cancelled next weekend’s pair of contests with the Bandits.



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