Like, yes, they will be super stoked to finally get paid to do what they love, and that’s awesome. But they aren’t only asking for compensation for themselves.
They’re asking for youth and development team funding, they’re asking for advertising, they’re asking to grow the game.
They posted about it on social media so they can get attention, and what a lot of people in America love right now is women protesting for equality. But also, all this attention to Women’s Hockey, will probably work to increase revenue to Women’s Hockey. Campaigning for youth and development teams, campaigning for advertisement, will probably work to increase revenue to Women’s Hockey.
Listen, I don’t know what the real endgame is here besides getting pay for WNT, but I’m here for it.
“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
hi so yeah! the USA v CAN preliminary game of the IIHF women’s worlds is tonight at 7:30 EST! it will be playing on NHLN and streaming live on nhl.com! please watch (legally, if you can, so that the views count. if you can’t, tweet or post about it using #WWC2017) and help support women’s hockey!!
if you’re american, show support for our women. we can’t just stop supporting them now that a deal has been reached. show USA Hockey that the USWNHT is still getting support.
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.”
I’ve been waiting for the right photo before posting too much about this years Battle of the Nations but the Australian women’s team came third in the world this year and I am so proud to say that I was on that team.
This is a sisterhood that I hope I get to feel year after year. 💚💛
Mike Murphy and Dan Rice raise some important points. If they do end up having a team of high schoolers and rec league players, not only will they probably be playing with subpar insurance coverage, they’ll be playing against elite players who won’t be holding back. This is so frightening to consider.
In case you didn’t know, so far this year USA Hockey has won:
Women’s world championship
The only loss in all of these tournaments was to Canada in the preliminary rounds of the women’s U-18s, where we ended up beating them in the finals. In every other tournament the US was undefeated. Try and tell me how the US isn’t a hockey country again?
Guys if you ever really, and I mean REALLY wanna get me going, ask me about competitive figure skating. I mean it. I will not stop. You won’t be able to shut me up. I’ll write a dissertation complete with an annotated bibliography. I will make a fucking power point. Either God or the devil will have to personally make me stop talking.