by monique

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If you don’t want to read all of Hockey USA’s statement, these are the three most explosive parts which really show that USA Hockey is not sympathetic to the players situation: 

“USA Hockey trains and selects teams for international competition. USA Hockey’s role is not to employ athletes and we will not do so.”

“The support USA Hockey is implementing […] could result in each player receiving $85,000 in cash over the Olympic training and performance period.” (which is a very misleading statement that’s addressed in Monique Lamoureux’s response to the statement)

“USA Hockey…will field a competitive team for the upcoming 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship.”

“It’s hard to believe that, in 2017, we still have to fight so hard for basic equitable support,“ said assistant captain Monique Lamoureux-Morando. "But when I think about the women who paved the way for our team – and when I see girls at rinks around the country who are dedicated to pursuing big dreams and look to us to lead by example – it’s well overdue for us to speak up about unfair treatment, even if it means sacrificing an opportunity to represent our country. We owe the next generation more than that. We owe it to ourselves to stand up for what is right.” - U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Will Not Play in World Championships, ESPNW