COVID-19 outbreak causes scare after all-Indigenous national hockey tournament – CBC

Aug 26, 2021

Several Que. players test positive after attending tournament in Saskatchewan

Members of a Cree hockey team in Quebec and their families are isolating near Ottawa after eight of them tested positive for COVID-19 on their way home from an all-Indigenous hockey tournament in Saskatchewan.

The Fred Sasakamoose “Chief Thunderstick” National Hockey Championship brought together 32 teams from First Nations communities across Canada. Seven thousand fans attended the event over three days.

“It could have [spread] all over and people had to travel back to their communities,” said Neil Sasakamoose, organizer of the event that ran from August 13 to 15 in Saskatoon. “[It] put me in a real, real depressed state of mind for a bit,”

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