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Pro women hockey players form union with hopes of creating a new league

Following last month's collapse of the Canadian Women's Hockey League, more than 200 top female hockey players have unionized and are eyeing a boycott of their sole remaining option for professional play, the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL), without improved working conditions.

The players have created a new union, the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association (PWHPA), and are pushing for a "single, viable women's professional league in North America." The association which includes many of the most prominent North American and European stars of the women's game, and have already pledged to not play in the NWHL next season unless they gain better resources, infrastructure, and health benefits are afforded to the players.

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