Women’s hockey players dispute wage numbers.
Women players are CALLING USA Hockey’s characterization of their wage demands “patently false” after the organization stated it would exceed $8 million in an Olympic year and $5.7 million in a nonOlympic year.
USA Hockey posted compensation estimates on its website and said it would contact players’ lawyers in an effort to resolve the ongoing labor dispute. Players have threatened to boycott the upcoming world championships on home ice unless significant progress is made toward a new contract after 14 months of negotiations.
USA Hockey estimated a rate of $237,000 per player for winning gold at the Olympics and $149,000 per player in non-Olympic years.