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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Four Senators Impacted By COVID-19

Owen Sound | by Fred Wallace  

Apr 2/20 Bayshore Broadcasting Sports

Senators Positive

Four additional members of the Ottawa Senators’ travelling party have tested positive for and recovered from COVID-19,

Reports indicate 3 players plus a staff member tested positive. 

All four were on the Senators road trip to California that included stops in San Jose, Anaheim and Los Angeles before the NHL paused the season on March 12th.

The Senators were the first team to play in San Jose on March 11th after Santa Clara County recommended a ban on large-scale gatherings in the area.

The confirmed number of NHL players who have tested positive includes 5 players from Ottawa and 2 from Colorado.

 


Leafs Sign Defenders

The Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League have signed defenceman Filip Kral to a 3-year entry level contract and also signed defender Kristians Rubins to a 2-year entry level contract.

Kral a 20 year old, played for the Spokane Chiefs in the Western Hockey League while Rubins, who is 22, appeared in 47 games with the American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies this season.

 


Queen's Plate cancelled

Woodbine Entertainment confirmed the 2020 Queen's Plate has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson made the official announcement yesterday and would not speculate when the race will be run.

The Queen;'s Plate has been conducted since 1860

Lawson relates if there is a card at Woodbine this season, with spectators or not, the Queen's Plate will be a part of the program

 


Wimbledon/British Open

The Wimbledon tennis championship was officially cancelled yesterday because of the coronavirus pandemic.

It's the first time since the Second World War that the Grand Slam tennis tournament won't be played

The British Open Golf Championship is also expected to be cancelled

The 149th Open Championship at Royal St. George's is scheduled to begin July 16th at Royal St. George's Golf Club in England.

The formal announcement could come today.

 

 

Nurmagomedov A No-Go

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he won't leave quarantine in Russia to fight.

The decision is a significant set back to the UFC 249 card that's scheduled for April 18th amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Nurmagomedov (28 & 0) was scheduled to fight top contender Tony Ferguson (25 & 3) in the main event of UFC 249 in two weeks. 

The show was initially slated for Barclays Center in Brooklyn before the pandemic threw the UFC's schedule into upheaval.

 

 


CWOSSA Cancels

The CWOSSA executive met and formally cancelled all spring championships. 

It's not certain what steps OFSAA Championships will take, but the strong suggestion is that they too will be cancelled for the Spring of 2020.

The CWOSSA " AA " Boys Soccer Championships were to be staged in Owen Sound 

 

 

 

Crescent Club 100th Anniversary Interrupted

The Owen Sound Crescent Club has announced two events connected to their 100th anniversary have been cancelled.

Both the Golf Tournament & the Century banquet in June have been cancelled plus the Club's Dart program for the rest of the year has also been cancelled.

The Crescent Club will be closed until September 11th.

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