Vancouver out of the running to be an NHL hub city

Vancouver is out of the running to serve as one of two hub cities for the NHL's return to play.
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The Vancouver Canucks say the city is out of the running to act as a hub for the NHL playoffs.

Canucks Sports and Entertainment thanked British Columbia health officials for their support during the bid to host the NHL’s summer Stanley Cup tournament.

The team says it will now look forward to welcoming its players back for training camp.

Premier John Horgan expressed his disappointment at the decision, but said the province will not bend public health guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.