US women hope bond forged by pay fight leads to Olympic gold
December 1, 2017
WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Hilary Knight was listening to the radio when she heard the U.S. women's hockey team come up.
It wasn't about a big win on the ice. It was about a fight off the ice that ended with better pay and benefits.
"It's a big deal," the two-time Olympic silver medalist said. "Women's hockey now is on the map. And not only did we fight for things in our sport for the next generation, but hopefully we inspired other people outside."
Threatening to boycott the world championships on home ice last March landed the U.S women's national hockey team a pay raise and some of the...