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Women's Hockey Wednesday: They persisted - and they won

The USWNT has triumphed and it's game on for Worlds.

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Team USA celebrates their win at the 2016 IIHF World Championships
Team USA celebrates their win at the 2016 IIHF World Championships
Chris Tanouye / CWHL


The Win and how they got here

Timeline - The Ice Garden

USA Hockey, U.S. women's national team reach agreement, avoid boycott
The U.S. women's national hockey team will participate at the world championships after reaching an agreement with USA Hockey.

U.S. women's hockey team - Why Cammi Granato is beyond proud of women behind landmark deal
Hockey Hall of Famer Cammi Granato knows what the current U.S. women's national hockey team was up against in its fight for equality -- which is why she says Tuesday's deal is simply monumental.

16 U.S. Senators reprimand USA Hockey on treatment of USWNT
A group of sixteen United States Senators came together to pen a letter to USA Hockey ‘reminding’ the organization not only of their ethical obligations to the USWNT but their legal obligations under the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act.

U.S. Women's National Hockey Team receiving major support in USA Hockey dispute
Team USA has backing of some big names in ongoing dispute with USA Hockey about team support and compensation.

USA Hockey finds women all united in support of national team :: :: U.S. College Hockey Online

At this writing, at least 37 current, former or future college hockey players have used Twitter to announce that they had been contacted by USA Hockey (USAH) to compete as part of a replacement team in the Women’s World Championships (WWC), which begin March 31, and they had turned them down.

Saying no to USAH: Q & A with University of Minnesota’s Cara Piazza - The Ice Garden
A three-time USA Hockey player on her experiences and the ongoing USWNT situation.

USA Hockey, women's team had a deal last week before it was voted down
The U.S. women's hockey team thought a deal was done before the governing body reversed course.

What they fought for

Philly columnist illustrates culture change needed at USA Hockey
JUNE 29: Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey addresses the media during a press conference at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on June 29, 2013 in New York City. Wages, marketing, and program development are all part of the National Team’s demands of USA Hockey. The fight is about a culture change

USA Hockey quashed lucrative 2014 Olympic rematch with Canada, says American player
USA national team player Brianne McLaughlin says USA Hockey blocked the opportunity for a lucrative rematch against Canada following the Sochi Olympics.

While the U.S. men's hockey team sat in business class, the women sat in coach - Mar. 24, 2017
U.S. Women's National Hockey Team and USA Hockey are locked in negotiations over pay and benefits, and the clock is ticking.

DiCaro: U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Is Fighting For Your Daughter " CBS Chicago
Seeking livable wages and more investment at youth levels, the women's hockey team is on the verge of a boycott of the World Championships.

Women have already beaten USA Hockey at bargaining table
The side continue to negotiate following threat from players to boycott world championship.

Player Interviews

Hilary Knight responds to stalled negotiations with USA Hockey - The Ice Garden
USWNT shows unity on social media and vows to continue boycott against Worlds for the younger generations to come

Puck Daddy had the opportunity to interview US Women’s National Team (USWNT) captain Meghan Duggan on the team’s boycott of the upcoming World Championship.

The USWNT will kick of their defence of their World Championship title with a game against Team Canada this Friday, March 31st in Plymouth MI. The game will be broadcast live at 7:30pm Eastern on both TSN and the NHL Network.


Potsdam mayor to declare Clarkson Women's Hockey Day in village | NorthCountryNow
Potsdam mayor to declare Clarkson Women's Hockey Day in village

Hockey féminin: "La folie de la NCAA a repris" | JDQ
Les universités des États-Unis utilisent tous les moyens pour recruter des Québécoises.


La double vie d'Ann-Sophie Bettez - TVA Sports
Tapez Ann-Sophie Bettez sur Google.

She shoots, she scores in Nunavut: Sanikiluaq girls hit the ice


NWHL commissioner Dani Rylan reflects on first two seasons - The Ice Garden
Rylan talks about the USWNT boycott, NWHLPA, and looking ahead to season three.

Buffalo Beauts honored at Sabres game after winning Isobel Cup
The Buffalo Beauts, the 2017 Isobel Cup champions, were honored at a Buffalo Sabres game in Buffalo, N.Y. on Tuesday night.

Scamurra And Janiga Reunite To Reign In Queen City
One of the greatest storylines in the Beauts’ championship run is the success of rookies Emily Janiga and Hayley Scamurra.

The Corinne Buie factor - The Ice Garden
Watch Buie chat about her game-winning goal, and why the Beauts star considers Buffalo "home."

NWHL: New York Riveters Most Improved Team
If there was an award for Most Improved Team in the National Women's Hockey League, there's no doubt it would have been awarded to the New York Riveters.

NWHL: Connecticut Whale Wrap Up Disappointing Season
The Connecticut Whale wrapped up a disappointing sophomore season in the NWHL, once again being eliminated in the Isobel Cup semifinal.


More teams named - 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship
More participating associations have named their rosters for the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship that begins on Friday.

Women’s World Championship 2017: Team Sweden - Pension Plan Puppets
Is this the year that Sweden breaks into the medals again?

Women's Pro Hockey in Finland Tries to Get More Spotlight
While the United States and Canada are still the best nations in the world for women's hockey development, a culture change is taking place in Finland that may make its women's national team even more competitive.

Women’s World Championships 2017 Preview: Finland - Pension Plan Puppets
Noora Räty’s back, guys.

Women’s World Championships 2017 Preview: Switzerland - Pension Plan Puppets
Lara and Florence vs. The World

Women’s World Championships 2017 Preview: Czech Republic - Pension Plan Puppets
Can youth triumph over experience?

Women’s World Championships 2017 Preview: Germany - Pension Plan Puppets
Germany returns to the World Championships after earning promotion last year

Poulin ready for Worlds - 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship
After sweeping a two-game series against the Americans in December, Marie-Philip Poulin and her Team Canada teammates are hopeful.

You're probably already following some or all of the women of PPP who cover women's hockey (@nafio@Baseball_Annie_, @gunnarcarlsson@KatyaKnappe) but here are a few others that cover women's hockey consistently and deserve some love: