KAMLOOPS, B.C. - About 30 hockey players and on-ice officials were forced to leave a private arena in B.C.'s Interior because of high carbon dioxide levels.
The incident took place Saturday afternoon during a recreational hockey game between members of the Canadian Coast Guard and Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Kamloops Fire Rescue Capt. John Keeper says the levels reached about 170 parts per million in the Ice Box Arena.
He says when emergency officials arrived on scene, occupants were already outside so the fire department decided to ventilate the arena.
Chris Narver who was playing for Fisheries and Oceans says about half a dozen people were taken to hospital to be checked out.
The two teams finished the game. (CHNL)