1 min readBy Published On: August 15th, 2020Categories: News0 Comments

What a mess.

The Boston Globe is reporting that a teenage boy from Massachusetts who played in a hockey tournament in Connecticut has tested positive for COVID-19.  Evidently, the teen played in an elite tournament for a New York Team from July 31st to August 2nd. At least 12 other players also have tested posited for the virus.

Players affiliated with at least two Massachusetts youth hockey programs — the Boston Hockey Club and Boston Junior Blues — also competed in this tournament.  These two teams are not affiliated with Massachusetts Hockey which governs the sport’s body in the state. Players should not be competing across state lines.  According to the Globe article, the Boston Hockey Club has continued competing beyond state lines.  They are playing this week at a tournament in Hooksett, N.H.

The infected Massachusetts teen also attended a clinic with dozens of players from New Hampshire and other New England states after he participated in the Connecticut tournament. So now the other players, staff, etc. were advised to quarantine for 14 days or be tested.

Playing contact sports during a pandemic is not the best idea and now Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and New York have a public health situation.

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