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Vancouver gaining momentum as hub city for NHL restart

NHL restart inching closer

Vancouver appears to be gaining momentum as one of the two hub cities for the National Hockey League's return-to-play plan scheduled to roll out next month, multiple reports indicate.

Tweets from Sportsnet 650's Satiar Shah and Irfaan Gaffar, as well as The Fourth Period editor-in-chief David Pagnotta and CTV's Jason Pires, said Vancouver has now joined long-time favourite Las Vegas as front-runners to each host 12 of 24 teams set to return to play this summer.

Previously, the NHL had said there is a preference for one hub city each in the Eastern and Western portions of North America, leaving Vancouver lower on the priority list due to it being in the west along with Las Vegas. Among the Eastern cities thought to be leading in the consideration process are Toronto, Raleigh (NC) and Columbus, Ohio.

A final decision is expected early next week, and the NHL and the NHL Players Association will both have to sign-off on the eventual choice.

Earlier this month, Ottawa officially allowed provincial governments to determine quarantine rules for incoming professional athletes, clearing the way for the NHL to select a Canadian city for hub operations. Earlier, B.C. said the NHL's quarantine plans have been approved by provincial health officer Bonnie Henry.



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