USA Hockey, Women's Team Avoid Boycott With 4-Year Deal

By Taylor Arluck (March 29, 2017, 7:32 PM EDT) -- USA Hockey and the U.S. women's national hockey team reached a four-year labor agreement just in time to avoid a team boycott of the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship, the two sides announced Tuesday.

The defending champion U.S. women's team had threatened to boycott the championship games beginning Friday over USA Hockey's alleged failure to provide "appropriate compensation" or "equitable support" to female athletes.

The agreement was confidential and didn't disclose financial details, according to a joint press release. The deal creates a Women's High Performance Advisory Group of former and current players that will assist USA Hockey in marketing, promoting and fundraising for women and girls...

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