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Oil Kings postpone 2 games due to WHL COVID-19 protocol

The Western Hockey League announced the Edmonton Oil Kings along with two other clubs will take a pause on the season due to players and staff contracting symptoms of COVID-19 or testing positive.

In a news release Tuesday morning, the WHL said “multiple players and staff” were being added to the WHL COVID-19 protocol list due to symptoms and/or positive test results.

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As a result, the Oil Kings games on Friday and Saturday will be postponed. The two games against Red Deer and Medicine Hat will be rescheduled at a later date.

The other two clubs affected include the Moose Jaw Warriors and the Red Deer Rebels. The WHL said no other clubs were impacted.

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Pending further test results, all team activities, including on-ice practices and off-ice training, have been paused at this time as well.

The said WHL it would provide further information when it is available.

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