Toronto, Ont. – In accordance with established protocols, the OHL today announced that the Flint Firebirds Hockey Club has suspended all team activities as a result of 11 members of their organization having tested positive for Covid-19. All players and staff affected are currently asymptomatic or exhibiting mild symptoms and the League and team will continue to monitor their well-being.
The Ontario Hockey League had previously incorporated specific COVID-19 protocols including mandatory vaccination for all members of the OHL Community including players, staff, officials and billets. The OHL continues to work in consultation with the League’s independent Chief Medical Officer.
As a result of the suspension of team activities for the Flint Firebirds, the following OHL Regular Season games have been postponed:
Friday, December 17 – Flint Firebirds at Sarnia Sting
Saturday, December 18 – Flint Firebirds at Saginaw Spirit
Neither the OHL or the Flint Firebirds Hockey Club will be identifying affected individuals, and the League will provide an update regarding future games along with the rescheduling of above matchups as information becomes available.