US men’s hockey players may boycott world championships in solidarity with women’s team – Chicago Tribune

The U.S. women’s national team, which is planning to boycott the women’s ice hockey world championships that begin Thursday in Plymouth, Michigan, over a wage dispute with USA Hockey, received messages of support in recent days from the NHL Players’ Association, as well as the unions that represent NBA, NFL and MLB players.

On Sunday, Octagon agent Allan Walsh, whose clients include Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, tweeted that the U.S. men’s national hockey team could also boycott the men’s world championships 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.

Walsh’s report came two days after the NHLPA issued a statement in response to USA Hockey’s attempts to find replacement players for the women’s world championships.


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