B.C. premier talking to Bettman on Wednesday about hosting NHL games

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British Columbia Premier John Horgan will speak with commissioner Gary Bettman over the phone Wednesday about the possibility of staging NHL games in the province.

"I’d very much like to see it happen if we can do it in a safe way," Horgan told CTV's Emad Agahi.

The provincial government has had dialogues with the Vancouver Canucks ownership group led by Francesco Aquilini, which also owns Rogers Arena.

"We believe we can do a pretty good job. We have a lot of hotel capacity," Horgan said.

"We've got some outstanding facilities, not just Rogers Arena, but a whole host of other arenas around the province."

Horgan added that any players, coaches, or officials who set foot in the province will need to follow its 14-day self-quarantine policy.

Toronto and Edmonton have also expressed interest in serving as host cities if the NHL resumes play.

The league postponed its season on March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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