as declared in (AP) — The U.S. women’s hockey team remains hopeful it can resolve its ongoing dispute with USA Hockey in time to participate in the world championships.
The players hope USA Hockey will agree to negotiating terms set out recently in Philadelphia to improve their meager financial compensation.
Word circulating among NHL players that American players will refuse to play in men’s World Championships in solidarity with the women.
The players and USA Hockey met earlier this week, but emerged with little resolution.
Athletes’ unions across the continent have voiced their support of the women’s team, urging other players to turn down USA Hockey’s overtures to act as replacement players.
as declared in USA Hockey also reached out to former North Dakota player Samantha Hanson, who turned down the expression of interest.
Several players posted messages on social media saying they support the national team and would decline or have declined any outreach from USA Hockey.
Dahm plays for the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s Boston Blades.
The MLBPA encouraged all female hockey players to stand united behind their national team colleagues.
”It’s a tight-knit community that we have in women’s hockey here.
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