However, amid those plans, COVID concerns continue.
At the Team Canada wold junior tournament camp in Red Deer, Alta., two support staff tested positive Saturday. Assistant coach Michael Dyck, bench boss of the WHL Vancouver Giants, and goaltending coach Jason LaBarbera, a former Canucks stopper, are in 14-day quarantine.
Contact tracing also found other staff members who needed to isolate, but with staffers not in close contact with players, Alberta Health agreed a Saturday scrimmage could proceed.
Meanwhile in Ontario, virus numbers continued to skyrocket Sunday.
The province reported 1,534 new cases and 14 new deaths. The totals come one day before Toronto and Peel regions move into lockdown on Monday at 12:01 a.m. for at least 28 days.
Schools, pharmacies and medical offices will remain open during the lockdown, but post-secondary institutions will move to virtual instruction. Other listed measures include: no indoor gatherings with anyone outside a person’s household; outdoor gatherings limited to 10 people; restaurants limited to takeout, drive-thru and delivery; religious services, funerals and weddings limited to 10 people indoors or 10 people outdoors and the closing of gyms, personal care, casinos and bingo halls.
Non-essential retail and malls are limited to curbside pickup or delivery.