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2 players at Canada's world junior camp test positive for COVID-19

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Two players at Canada's selection camp ahead of the upcoming World Junior Championship tested positive for COVID-19, Hockey Canada confirmed Tuesday.

The players are in quarantine at the team hotel in Red Deer, Alberta.

Hockey Canada postponed Tuesday's scrimmage as a result. All players and team personnel will now go through an additional COVID-19 test before taking part in camp when it resumes.

The governing body of Canadian hockey said it has informed local and provincial health authorities and will continue to work with them.

Everyone involved in the selection camp took mandatory COVID-19 tests both upon arrival and continuously over the last 10 days, in accordance with Hockey Canada protocol.

On Saturday, the organization revealed that a non-core member of the national junior team staff had tested positive and that two of the squad's coaches, Michael Dyck and Jason LaBarbera, were self-isolating because they were close contacts.

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