B.C. junior hockey league suspends head coach for violating COVID-19 vaccination policy

A major junior hockey league in B.C. has recently suspended a team’s head coach after discovering two of its players had only been partially vaccinated against COVID-19, in violation of the league’s requirement for players to be fully vaccinated to participate in the season. 

On Wednesday morning, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League announced that Terry Jones, head coach and general manager of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, has been suspended for eight games, because two of his players participated in team activities for about three weeks after having received only one dose of the vaccine.

The Nitehawks team has also been fined $2,500 for violating the vaccination policy.

The league implemented its COVID-19 vaccination

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