Silvertips suspends all team activities due to COVID protocols

EVERETT — A day after postponing all of their weekend games due to weather, the Everett Silvertips announced they were suspending all team activities, including on-ice practices and off-court practice. ice cream.

“The Everett Silvertips, in accordance with Western Hockey League protocol, have suspended team activities out of an abundance of caution as the team awaits the results of their most recent COVID-19 tests,” said the team in a press release on Friday. “Silvertips have taken the necessary precautions to quarantine their players and staff while monitoring for symptoms and testing regularly. Per local and federal CDC guidelines, the Everett Silvertips will be cleared to resume normal team operations next week.

The Silvertips were one of 15 WHL teams to suspend team activities “following the addition of several players and staff to the WHL’s COVID-19 protocol list due to symptoms. or a positive test for COVID-19,” the league said in a statement. Release.

Everett already had weekend games against Spokane on Friday and a back-to-back game with Tri-City Saturday and Sunday postponed due to mountain pass closures by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

The Silvertips’ next scheduled game is scheduled for Wednesday against Tri-City in Everett, and the team said the game “is currently scheduled to be played.”

“The WHL and our member clubs remain fully committed to playing through the 68-game regular season and WHL playoff schedule,” said WHL Commissioner Ron Robison. “As we navigate the challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our priority remains to provide a world-class development experience for WHL players, staff and officials, and to do so in a safe manner. and healthy. On behalf of the entire WHL, I would like to thank WHL Fans and WHL Corporate Partners everywhere for their patience as we work to reschedule games in the weeks ahead. »

Everett (23-6-2-2) currently sits atop the Western Conference standings, seven points ahead of Kamloops.

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