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At least 13 COVID-19 cases linked to Ashland hockey tourney

07/14/2020, 9:45am CDT
By Michelle Jensen, Ashland Daily Press

Northern WI hockey tournament sees positive Coronavirus tests

ASHLAND — At least 13 people who attended a late-June weekend hockey tourney in Ashland now have tested positive for COVID-19.

The cases stretch from Minnesota to Marquette, Mich., where one of them returned home and coached Little League baseball teams, forcing the entire league to shut down.

Just one local cases had tested positive as of Wednesday, but participants in the tournament stayed in local hotels, ate in local restaurants and came into contact with any number of local people, and health officials fear more local cases could result.

“These larger gatherings clearly are not a good idea right now,” said Sara Wartman, public health officer for Bayfield County, where the local case connected to the private tourney held at the Bay Area Civic Center lives.

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