The Keene High girls ice hockey team is currently in quarantine, athletic director Mike Atkins confirmed on Thursday morning.
One player tested positive for COVID-19, head coach Chris Flood said on Thursday, so the team immediately canceled further practices to prevent any spread of the virus.
Atkins said the team is cleared to return to the ice for practice on Tuesday and for the season opener against Pinkerton Academy on Wednesday at Keene ICE at 6:25 p.m.
“We expect everything to be cleared and good to go by then,” Atkins said.
"We're optimistic that it's going to be just a little bump in the road and we're going to be able to move forward," Flood said, adding that the player is feeling "much better" and is "well on her way" to getting back to 100 percent.
Keene High is scheduled to return to a hybrid model of learning on Tuesday which, per the school board’s decision on Dec. 8, allows winter sports teams to start competitions.
Teams have been allowed to practice since Dec. 14.
Keene’s boys basketball team opens its season against Wilton-Lyndeborough High School on Tuesday and the girls basketball team visits Mascenic High School on Wednesday.
The boys hockey team plays its season opener against Monadnock on Jan. 22.
— This story has been updated to include comments from head coach Chris Flood