QMJHL's Blainville-Boisbriand Armada has 18 positive COVID-19 tests


The Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League have had 18 members of their organization test positive for COVID-19.   

Players and staff have been placed in isolation for 14 days. The team's activities are suspended indefinitely.
The announcement Wednesday came two days after the Armada suspended in-person activities after learning of one positive test following the first weekend of regular-season play.

The Sherbrooke Phoenix also suspended in-person activities after playing the Armada twice last weekend.

The QMJHL was the only one of three Canadian major-junior hockey leagues to open play around its traditional start date during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ontario Hockey League and Western Hockey League have said they hope to start in December.

— this report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 7, 2020.


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