According to Gabriel Fernandez of CBS Sports on Friday, Montreal Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme of Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Quebec has tested positive for coronavirus. Ducharme received the positive test on Thursday, a day before the Canadiens’ Stanley Cup Playoff semifinal game versus the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.
Ducharme initially tested positive for coronavirus in Las Vegas on Thursday. It was the day the Canadiens were traveling from the United States to Canada. No other player or staff member for the Canadiens tested positive.
There have been 328,875 cases of coronavirus in the state of Nevada, and 5649 deaths. There are 13,851 active cases and 309,375 recovered cases. Even though Nevada is 32nd among all states in coronavirus, they are 21st among all states in active cases, 24th among all states in total cases per one million people (106,772), and 22nd among all states in deaths per one million people (1834).
This is Ducharme’s first season coaching the Canadiens. There is no doubt it took Ducharme time to adjust to his role, but in the Stanley Cup playoffs, has done an admirable job. The Canadiens have a record of nine wins and four losses. In Ducharme’s absence, Luke Richardson of Ottawa, Ontario will be the Canadiens head coach.