Hockey Canada to resume world junior camp following 14-day quarantine

Quinton Byfield spoke with Sam Cosentino about the warm welcome he got to Los Angeles from stars like Snoop Dogg and Magic Johnson, but said he’s keeping his focus squarely on the World Juniors and the task at hand.

Hockey Canada says players will be back on the ice in Red Deer, Alta., Tuesday for the World Junior Hockey Championship selection camp after a 14-day quarantine was completed.

The entire camp roster was put into quarantine on Nov. 25 after two players tested positive for COVID-19. The players have been living in hotel rooms ever since, getting meals delivered to their rooms, participating in virtual video sessions and playing lots of video games.

The 45 player roster will need to be cut down to 25 by the weekend when all 10 teams in the tournament are expected to report to Edmonton.

COVID-19 has touched all corners of the tournament in the weeks leading up to puck drop on Dec. 25, with Sweden, Germany and the United States all having to cut players who tested positive in recent days.

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