Players respond to hockey league salary cut
Players in the National Women’s Hockey League say they want more information before agreeing to a 50 percent salary cut the commissioner says is necessary “to save the season.”
A day after NWHL Commissioner Dani Rylan said during a conference call that the cuts were necessary because the league fell short of projected revenue, several players posted a list of questions on Twitter asking for an explanation.
The players wrote: “We are willing to work with the league, but there must be transparency and open communication.”
They asked for proof of insurance, a third-party audit, the names of investors and an explanation for the revenue shortfall.
Last year, the NWHL became North America’s first women’s hockey league to pay player salaries, which range from $10,000 to $26,000. The fourteam league has franchises in Boston; New York; Stamford, Connecticut; and Buffalo, New York.