Women’s Team, USA Hockey meet; team says talks are progressing

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By @MichaelCaples –

After a lengthy meeting today between the U.S. Women’s National Team and USA Hockey, the Women’s Team says talks are progressing.

Here is a statement from the Women’s Team legal representatives:

Today, nearly 20 players from the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team and their Ballard Spahr lawyers met with USA Hockey to negotiate equitable support and fair wages. The discussions were productive and will continue this week, with the goal of reaching an agreement that would allow the players to get to camp in time to train for and compete in the World Championships. The players are hopeful they will get to take to the ice and represent their country. They would like to again thank their fans for their support throughout this process.

The two sides met in Philadelphia today; the first deadline for activities for the Women’s World Championship is Wednesday, the day the team was to report in Traverse City for a week-long training camp.