BOUCHERVILLE, Que. - The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has postponed three games after some players on the Shawinigan Cataractes and P.E.I. Rocket contracted the H1N1 virus.

Shawinigan's games against Acadie-Bathurst on Friday and the Rocket on Saturday were postponed, along with P.E.I.'s game against Baie-Comeau on Friday.

“Since a few players from both the Shawinigan Cataractes and P.E.I. Rocket organizations have contracted the virus, we have decided to postpone three games as per outlined in our prevention protocol,” commissioner Gilles Courteau said in a statement Wednesday.

“These steps have been taken after consulting with our chief physician, Dr. Sylvain Boutet, and both team doctors. Thankfully, none of the players need to be hospitalized. Our goal is to remain proactive in regards to the health and security of our players.

“We will not take any unnecessary risks. I would like to thank both organizations for their co-operation in this matter.”

The league has yet to announce the new dates for the three games.

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