Reports: USA Hockey, women’s players have tentative deal in place

Team USA goaltender Alex Rigsby, Meghan Duggan and Megan Bozek. (Ryan Remiorz/CP)

USA Hockey has reportedly reached an agreement on a tentative deal with its women’s players that would prevent a potential boycott of this week’s world championship.

According to reports, the players will vote on the proposal on Tuesday.

Players have been pushing for more financial support from USA Hockey. Several players said they were paid $1,000 a month during their six-month Olympic residency period, but were in need of more help through non-Olympic months.

The 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship begins play on Friday in Plymouth, Mich. The U.S. is the defending champion.

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