NEW YORK — On Wednesday, for the second straight day, a group of National Hockey League owners and players gathered at the Westin New York Hotel in Times Square in hopes of solving the lockout.

The group of six owners and 20 players met for more than four hours before breaking for dinner. According to Canadian sports channel TSN, the players presented a proposal to the owners and the league offered a counterproposal.

After returning from dinner, the owners and players continued to meet. The session, the second straight marathon meeting, concluded at approximately 12:45 a.m.