USA women's hockey team reaches new deal to end boycott threat

Team USA will compete in the women's hockey World Championships.
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It looks like the U.S. women's national hockey team boycott is over.

Members of the women's national team agreed to a new contract with USA Hockey Tuesday night.

According to the USA Today, both sides have agreed not to disclose financial terms of the deal.

Team members had been threatening to boycott the upcoming World Championships and were demanding a living wage to represent USA Hockey, but that threat ends with Tuesday evening's agreement.

"Today reflects everyone coming together and compromising in order to reach a resolution for the betterment of the sport," said USA Hockey president, Jim Smith, in a statement. "We'll now move forward together knowing we'll look back on this day as one of the most positive in the history of USA Hockey."

Players also were optimistic following Tuesday's agreement.

"Our sport is the big winner today," said Meghan Duggan, captain of the U.S. Women's National Team. "We stood up for what we thought was right and USA Hockey's leadership listened. In the end, both sides came together."

Team USA meets up with Canada on Friday.

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