The bad word with C
Created: 01/13/2022, 19:38
By: Patrick Hilmes
This is what it will look like on Friday evening in the Olympic Ice Sports Center: The SCR game against Passau was canceled due to a positive corona case among the guests.
© ANDREAS MAYR
Now it has also hit SC Riessersee: A player tested positive for Covid-19, but had no contact with the team, which is therefore still able to play.
The Friday game against Passau is still cancelled.
The most stubborn opponent remains the corona virus.
It continues to rage in society, it continues to rage in the ice hockey Oberliga Süd, it continues to thin out the game plan.
The latest victim: The game between SC Riessersee and the EHF Passau Black Hawks, which was actually scheduled for Friday evening.
The reason is a positive result from the opponent from Lower Bavaria, plus other suspected cases within the team.
But the SCR also announces that a player has been infected with the virus.
Various results after rapid tests, only a PCR test provides certainty
The affected Riesserseer was used last Friday in the 2-1 defeat against Passau, and also trained with the team on Sunday when there was no play (game against Landsberg was cancelled), as he had tested negative each time beforehand. Coach Pat Cortina then gave his men two days off, some had boosters during this time (we reported). The next training session wasn't until Wednesday. As is now customary at the SCR, all players are subjected to a quick test before entering the Olympic Ice Sports Center. They then have to wait 15 minutes in the car or in the fresh air for their result. In one player, the second line became visible on the test - positive. A second smear was initially negative, the third again positive. Only a PCR test brought certainty:The symptom-free and double-vaccinated player is infected and has gone into quarantine. After seven days at the earliest, he can leave the isolation with a negative PCR or high-quality rapid test - as long as he remains symptom-free.
Strict test regime for the white-blue
However, this case does not have a direct impact on the white-blue team, as there was no contact with the team for more than 48 hours.
The SCR has a strict test regime that was stepped up again after Christmas and the New Year.
"After the holidays, we tested everyone involved before almost every unit," says Managing Director Pana Christakakis.
In addition, the FFP2 mask requirement applies in the cabin.
From now on, this procedure will even be intensified again.
Every white-blue player, coach, manager and so on will get the well-known stick in the nose once a day.
No result regarding league-wide test strategy
At the SCR, safety with regard to the corona pandemic is particularly important, more than the German Ice Hockey Association (DEB) requires. The current regulations only stipulate that unvaccinated players have to be tested before league games - nothing more. That should change in the future. Christakakis had actually hoped that this would be decided last Wednesday. However, not all points were finally clarified during the video conference with the DEB and the other upper division clubs. This should be made up for in the coming week. Christakakis assumes "99.9 percent" that in future all players - whether unvaccinated, double vaccinated or boosted - will have to be tested before the games. "It can't go on like this," emphasizes the managing director.
Only five teams left in the southern squadron
The current schedule reflects this perfectly.
The Garmisch-Partenkirchen team would have liked to play against a substitute opponent at home tonight, but only four more are still playable in the southern squadron.
After the teams from Rosenheim, Lindau and Weiden, Peiting, Deggendorf and Füssen also got hit this week.
All reported at least one positive player who was also in contact with his teammates.