QMJHL’s COVID-19 woes unfold to the Maritimes

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The QMJHL took one other hit from the coronavirus when Saturday’s sport between the Saint John Sea Canine and the Moncton Wildcats was postponed.

The sport, which was scheduled for the Avenir Centre in Moncton was postponed after the New Brunswick authorities declared Moncton an orange zone as of midnight Friday. The ruling closed bars, theatres and different venues and restricted journey and restricted the dimensions of gatherings.

The choice got here after New Brunswick registered 20 information instances, together with 12 in Moncton. It was the province’s largest one-day improve since Could.

The Maritime provinces have performed a greater job of containing the virus by creating the Atlantic Bubble, which restricts guests from exterior the Atlantic provinces. Because of this, the six QMJHL groups within the bubble have been scheduled to play amongst themselves and don’t have any contacts with the groups in Quebec.

The postponement is a minor inconvenience in comparison with the issues in Quebec. Two groups — the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada and Sherbrooke Phenix — are in quarantine after a minimum of 26 gamers and staff personnel examined optimistic for COVID-19.