Beyond that, I'm not sure when it became university administrators' job to support an area in its quest to be a hockey hotbed. There is the noun equivalent of passive voice abuse going on here. Who is the "they" in ARM's comment? If it is a "disgrace" that UM and MSU don't have women's ice hockey teams, who, exactly, is it that should feel shame? The decision to add lacrosse rather than women's ice hockey was made by individuals within the University of Michigan athletic department, and they made it because they thought that was the way to best serve the university's interests. That's their job.
For whatever reasons, girls ice hockey has never really caught on in Michigan. I don't think that the local universities not having teams has made much difference in that; I rather think that the cause/effect goes the other way. One of the reasons they added lacrosse is that it has been taking off as a youth sport in the area.
Ice Hockey = Hockey
Field Hockey = Field Hockey
Adapted Floor Hockey = Adapted Floor Hockey
(I did notice yesterday there's an "Ice Hockey" sign in the Family Arena )
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so now the players are blaming USA Hockey for their failure to win gold
if both sides are not going to be honest with the public, they are better off keeping this private
Detroit is home to several good AAA girls teams. Lots of good players come from there.
Maybe USA Hockey will just have the U19 Little Cesar's team play. Wonder how they would do.
If this goes awhile, like into next year, the USOC and IOC could get involved if they wish.
Look at what the USOC did to force the president of USA Gymnastics to resign. Look at what the IOC is doing to force the Kenyan Olympic Committee to change.
Each sport has their own rules. Soccer seems to be more lenient than others. Then the IOC has their own rules as well, though they very rarely supersede a particular sports governing body's rule.
Bit of an update...
Nice to see ESPN getting on board.
First Take - Women's Hockey Lack Of Pay In USA
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From yesterday's meetings:
"We had productive meetings today with players that are part of the U.S. Women's National Team program and their representatives, and conversations will continue this week," USA Hockey said in a statement. "Our goal remains to have the players we previously announced as the U.S. Women's National Team be the group that represents our country at the upcoming 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship."
"It was a long day of productive discussions," U.S. team captain Meghan Duggan said in a phone interview with ESPN shortly after negotiations broke off for the night around 7:45 ET in Philadelphia. "The goal after leaving today is to get the players on the ice in time to prepare for the world championships, and compete in the world championships."
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Darwitz applauds the players taking the hard line.
"They've probably gotten to the point where there's a lot of built up frustration," she says. "The times have changed, but U.S.A. Hockey might not have changed the way they fund and help and promote the game.…
"What you're seeing is more out-of-college players continue to play and when that happens, they're saying, 'Hey, this is actually really difficult. I want to continue to follow my dreams and train. I'm having a hard time even paying my bills. How come I'm not getting any support?'"
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