Wednesday, November 4, 2009

CH DAILY: Wildtown in Lock Down

17 members of the Moncton Wildcats have been placed in quarantine with symptoms of the H1N1 virus. Two of the players have been diagnosed with H1N1.

The team has been involved in controversy of late as the entire team was given the H1N1 vaccine last Friday ahead of priority groups. Acadie-Bathurst, Cape Breton, and PEI have all been reported of getting the shot along with the NHL's Calgary Flames.

"We received confirmation from the Moncton Wildcats organization yesterday that the two infected players and the others who have shown symptoms have been removed and isolated as recommended by public health officials," said QMJHL commissioner Gilles Courteau in a release. "QMJHL head physician Dr. Sylvain Boutet and team Doctor Martin Robichaud have advised us that there have been no further complications regarding the health of the afflicted players and that none necessitate hospitalizing. Nevertheless, the players and certain members of the team’s staff will be quarantined for the next seven days. As such, the Moncton Wildcats’ games this week are cancelled. We will keep monitoring the situation closely and, in the near future, we will look at different scenarios to reschedule the games. In closing, the Wildcats organization was very proactive and their management team deserves a lot of credit."

The Wildcats game on Thursday against Val-d'Or and Friday versus Rouyn-Noranda have been cancelled and will be postponed along with last weeks game versus Montreal. The Huskies were to travel to Saint John for a pair of duels after the Friday game but will now come in fresh.

Although this has not been confirmed in any way, Wildcats beat report Neil Hodge has been missing from his keyboard for the last few days.

The QMJHL has told all teams to take the proper precautions and get the vaccine when it becomes available.

1 comment:

  1. Wildcats are gonna beat Saint John in the finals just saying