Great news! The Tri-City Americans have been cleared to resume operations by the Western Hockey League. A recent Covid-19 outbreak had the team quarantining. As of Tuesday, all players tested negative, meaning all players can return to the ice.

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After experiencing 10 days in isolation, (The Washington State Department of Health mandates this) the team held their first practice Monday evening and their next game is Wednesday at 6:10 pm in Spokane.

One team member tested positive on Friday, April 16th. As a result, the team was in a league-mandated quarantine period with testing to monitor the players' health.

There will be more updates to the regular game schedule at a later date.

From the Tri-City Americans website:

Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 375 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.

Let's hope this is the last of quarantining for our Americans. Where's my cowbell?

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