SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Hilary Knight #21 of the United States looks on during the Ice Hockey Women's Gold Medal Game against Canada on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
WXYZ - Amidst the ongoing wage disputes surrounding Team USA women's hockey, the men are reportedly considering joining the fight.
Team USA women's hockey team has said they will boycott the upcoming World Championships in Plymouth, MI because of low wages.
Today, sports agent and lawyer Allan Walsh tweeted that American players on the men's side may boycott the Worlds as well in a show of solidarity.
Word circulating among NHL players that American players will refuse to play in men's World Championships in solidarity with the women.— Allan Walsh (@walsha) March 26, 2017
Word circulating among NHL players that American players will refuse to play in men's World Championships in solidarity with the women.
The NHL Players Association has already come out in support of the women.
Statement on Women's US National Hockey Team matter below#BeBoldForChange pic.twitter.com/TWbRoTtOnP— NHLPA (@NHLPA) March 24, 2017
Statement on Women's US National Hockey Team matter below#BeBoldForChange pic.twitter.com/TWbRoTtOnP
There was reportedly a tentative deal in place between USA Hockey and the players last week and there is an emergency board meeting scheduled for Monday at noon to vote on that deal.
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