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"The NWHL Stands Behind the Women of the U.S. National Team in Their Quest for Equality"

By Dani Rylan, 03/16/17, 1:15PM EDT


Commissioner Dani Rylan Speaks for the NWHL in Support of the National Team Players

Brooklyn, NY – After spending a day listening to the players and looking deeply into the issues, I want to be clear that the National Women’s Hockey League stands behind the women of the U.S. National Team in their quest for equality.

The goal for all of us in women’s hockey should be to work together to grow the game. There will often be challenges, but we must keep advancing the sport.

These national team players have elevated our professional league and worked tirelessly to develop the game and serve as role models to the next generation of players. Their commitment to equality is admirable, and we will continue to fight for them and alongside them.
To the amazing athletes and women of the USNT, we have deep respect for the way you have brought this issue to the forefront. The NWHL fully supports you. We are incredibly proud to have such strong and empowered pioneers in our league.

My hope is that a resolution comes soon so that our greatest players can represent the U.S. at the World Championships.
Dani Rylan
NWHL Commissioner