Hockey Canada has reached a one-year athlete settlement with its nationwide ladies’s staff.
The settlement covers 28 athletes and is retroactive to Oct. 1, 2022, Hockey Canada mentioned Wednesday in a press release.
A ladies’s high-performance advisory committee consisting of present Canadian staff veterans Renata Quick, Brianne Jenner, Sarah Nurse and Blayre Turnbull negotiated the settlement with the nationwide governing physique.
The settlement additionally consists of coaching help on and off the ice, childcare help, a well being care spending account and efficiency bonuses, Hockey Canada mentioned.
“The elevated help and sources for gamers and their households are important in making a high-performance day by day coaching atmosphere which permits gamers to deal with reaching their targets as athletes,” Quick mentioned within the assertion.
“We’re an completed group of ladies, coming off a really profitable 2021-22 season. We’re decided to proceed to signify our nation with delight on the world stage, unite Canadians and go away a constructive mark on the sport of hockey by valuing and embodying the ideas of sport.”
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The advisory committee was launched shortly after ladies’s hockey made its Olympic debut in 1998 to make sure athletes had a voice in monetary help and occasion scheduling.
The Canadian ladies’s staff gained an Olympic gold medal in Beijing in February and defended its world championship in September in Herning, Denmark.
The U.S. leads this winter’s seven-game Rivalry Sequence 3-2 after profitable the opening three video games.
“It’s essential our athletes have all of the instruments at their disposal to allow them to compete on the highest degree, proceed to be function fashions and develop the sport for the following era,” mentioned Hockey Canada director of hockey operations Gina Kingsbury.
“The help from Hockey Canada is one other indication of the worth we place on our athletes and the affect they proceed to have on and off the ice.”