San Jose Sharks affiliate coach Rocky Thompson is stepping down from his function attributable to a medical exemption that stops him from receiving a vaccination for COVID-19, the crew introduced Friday.
“Underneath the brand new League protocols, I’m not permitted to meet my duties on the Sharks teaching workers presently,” Thompson stated in an announcement. “I’ll haven’t any additional touch upon this matter.”
NHL protocols for the 2021-22 season state that any particular person whose job or entry requires them to be inside 12 toes of gamers should be vaccinated for COVID-19. The league launched protocols Thursday that stated unvaccinated gamers on the street won’t be able to go wherever aside from the crew lodge, apply facility and enviornment, amongst different restrictions.
Thompson joined the Sharks teaching workers in 2020 after beforehand teaching minor league groups within the OHL and AHL. He performed 25 profession video games over 4 seasons with the Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers.
A league supply in Might had described Thompson as a “steadily rising, sizzling title” who would “be behind an NHL bench sooner slightly than later.”