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Canucks and B.C.'s top doctor show interest in hosting NHL matches in Vancouver | Bet Regal Sports News

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Canucks and B.C.’s top doctor show interest in hosting NHL matches in Vancouver

The Canucks are hoping to score some hockey matches for Vancouver if the NHL continues the 2019-20 season.

The team affirmed it has put forward a proposal for Vancouver to be a “hub city” for NHL teams to play in during the COVID-19 pandemic if that’s the approach the NHL decides to pursue.

“We would certainly have a strong interest in hosting games in Vancouver … provided the plan is in accordance with guidelines set by health authorities and the provincial government,” wrote Canucks chief operating officer Trent Carroll in an email.

It’s an idea supported by Premier John Horgan as well. He said he has written to the NHL and the players’ union to offer B.C. as a venue.

“Assuming that the games would be played without audiences, but instead would be played for television,” Horgan said at a Wednesday briefing.

The NHL, which was forced to pause its schedule March 12 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, has been looking at plans to centralize groups of teams in low-risk hubs in hopes of resuming the 2019-20 campaign this summer.

There were 189 matches left in the regular season when the NHL halted play.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says there are ways to safely host NHL matches in Vancouver if the league goes ahead with restarting the season in a small number of hub cities.

During her daily briefing on Monday, Henry described the concept as an “interesting idea,” and pointed out that unlike many other sports, hockey players wear face masks, which could help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

I would not see there being an in-ice audience, for example, but we could broadcast the games, and there’s ways that players could take precautions to ensure that there’s physical distancing,” she said.

Tourism Minister Lisa Beare said she has been in contact with the Canucks about the hub city proposal and pointed to Vancouver’s “world class sports facilities and a strong record in hosting sport tournaments” as selling points.

“Our government would welcome a plan to host games in B.C. that adheres to the provincial health officer’s directives and advice.”

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