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Halifax Mooseheads postpone two games after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

HALIFAX — The Halifax Mooseheads are the latest Quebec Major Junior Hockey team to suspend in-person activities after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

The league said Saturday that the affected person did not have any contact with players or hockey staff, but players and staff are now isolating as a precaution and public health officials have been contacted. 

Halifax's Saturday game against the Charlottetown Islanders has been postponed, along with a Wednesday game against the Cape Breton Eagles. 

The Mooseheads are the sixth team in the league to announce a positive test. 

The Saint John Sea Dogs suspended in-person activities on Thursday after a staff member with the club tested positive. The Sea Dogs were the first team in the league's Maritimes Division to announce a positive test. 

The QMJHL is the only one of three Canadian major-junior hockey leagues to start play this season. The Ontario Hockey League and Western Hockey League have said they plan to begin their seasons in the new year.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 21, 2020.

The Canadian Press