It's a concept supported by Premier John Horgan. Signage on a door informs the public and arena personnel that NHL and

National Lacrosse League video games at Rogers Arena are delayed till further notice due to the COVID-19 coronavirus break out. Ontario Premier Doug Ford stated he has actually been in touch with the Toronto Maple Leafs' moms and dad company about

Toronto serving as a host city.

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

The group verified 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 method the NHL decides to pursue.

"We would certainly have a strong interest in hosting games in Vancouver ... offered the strategy remains in accordance with standards set by health authorities and the provincial government," wrote Canucks chief operating officer Trent Carroll in an e-mail.

It's a concept supported by Premier John Horgan as well. He stated he has written to the NHL and the players' union to use B.C. as a location.

"Assuming that the video games would be played without audiences, however rather would be played for tv," Horgan stated at a Wednesday instruction.

The NHL, which was required to pause its schedule March 12 in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been looking at strategies to centralize groups of groups in low-risk hubs in hopes of resuming the 2019-20 project this summer season.

There were 189 video games left in the regular season when the NHL stopped play.

Signage on a door notifies the public and arena personnel that NHL and

National Lacrosse League games at Rogers Arena are held off until further notice due to the COVID-19 coronavirus break out.(Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports )Dr. Henry, province show interest Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry states there are methods to safely host NHL games in Vancouver if the league goes on with resuming the season in a small number of center cities.

During her everyday instruction on Monday, Henry explained the concept as an "fascinating idea," and pointed out that unlike many other sports, hockey gamers use face masks, which might help avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Shuttered ticket windows are seen at Rogers Arena in March. (Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports)

"I would not see there being an in-ice audience, for example, but we might transmit the video games, and there's methods that gamers could take precautions to make sure that there's physical distancing," she said.

Tourist Minister Lisa Beare stated she has actually been in touch with the Canucks about the hub city proposal and pointed to Vancouver's "world class sports centers and a strong record in hosting sport competitions" as offering points.

"Like numerous British Columbians, I am excited at the prospect of an NHL restart here in our province," Beare stated in an emailed declaration.

"Our government would welcome a plan to host games in B.C. that abides by the provincial health officer's instructions and guidance."

Other Canadian areas in the mix?

Sports news website, The Athletic, reported earlier this week that between 11 and 14 teams sent proposals to the NHL for their cities to work as hubs.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford stated he has been in touch with the Toronto Maple Leafs' moms and dad company about

Toronto functioning as a host city. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said he talked to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman about Alberta hosting games Said he has not seen an official proposal.

The Canucks representative said the team is not pursuing any public cash to make Vancouver a center city.

He added it's unclear when the NHL will decide on Vancouver as one of the hubs -- or if the NHL is 100 percent devoted to the hub city approach.