Eight Barrie AAA hockey players test positive for COVID-19: association chairman

The old hockey sticks will be used to make spheres that resemble snowflakes and dandelions. File/Getty Images

Eight Barrie AAA hockey players have tested positive for COVID-19, leaving one team in self-isolation, Barrie AAA Zone Hockey’s chairman confirmed to Global News Thursday.

The players who’ve tested positive are part of the minor midget team and are in the 15-year-old age group, Hugh Campbell said.

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Players who are part of Barrie AAA’s Midget team, comprised of 16 and 17 year olds, has been told to self-monitor, Campbell added.

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“The family involved contacted us immediately and we were then able to immediately take the proper steps required to mitigate this,” Campbell said in a statement last week.

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“I don’t believe there was anything that could have been done to prevent this situation, however it does highlight the risk out there and the requirement to take all precautions available.”

Campbell said players are limited to a bubble of certain teams and that they must wear masks and physically distance, except when out on the ice.