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U.S. women's hockey team threatens to skip world championship in Michigan

Team wants fair wages

Kacey Bellamy, Amanda Kessel, Kelli Stack, Megan Bozek, Hilary Knight, Michelle Picard and Kendall Coyne of the United States huddle around the net before the Women's Ice Hockey Playoffs Semifinal game in Sochi. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Kacey Bellamy, Amanda Kessel, Kelli Stack, Megan Bozek, Hilary Knight, Michelle Picard and Kendall Coyne of the United States huddle around the net before the Women's Ice Hockey Playoffs Semifinal game in Sochi. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – The U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team will not participate in the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship in Plymouth unless changes are made regarding fair wages and equitable support, the team said Wednesday.

Player Dana Trivigno tweeted Wednesday the team has asked USA Hockey for "equitable support in the areas of financial compensation, youth team development, equipment, travel expenses, hotel accommodations, meals, staffing, transportation, marketing and publicity."

The tournament is scheduled to begin March 31 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth.


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