Ice hockey: Women's tour punctuates year of change in pro hockey

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  • Saturday, 21 Sep 2019

FILE PHOTO: Ice Hockey - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's Gold Medal Final Match - Canada v USA - Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung, South Korea - February 22, 2018 - Kendall Coyne of the U.S. and Hilary Knight of the U.S. celebrate with the flag after winning their game. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

(Reuters) - A coalition of top women's hockey talent is hosting its first public competition in Toronto on Saturday, months after pledging not to join any professional North American league until an economically viable option emerged.

Citing unsustainable salaries and poor resources, over 200 players formed the Professional Women's Hockey Players' Association (PWHPA) in May, aiming to reshape the trajectory of the sport.

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