Next Goal for American Women’s Hockey Stars? One United Pro League

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The United States won the gold medal at the Olympics in February. Now the players are trying to decide where to play professionally next season. Credit Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Reprinted from The New York Times by Seth Berkman on May 15, 2018.

In the last 14 months, the United States women’s hockey team won a labor dispute, a world championship and Olympic gold.

Those accomplishments have created the biggest spotlight yet for women’s hockey, giving the players more leverage than ever this off-season.

Veterans on the national team want to use their influence to achieve another long-sought goal: creating a single North American women’s professional league. …

NY Times 5/15

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