Reaction to women’s hockey decision to boycott

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              FILE - In this March 4, 2018, file photo, Hilary Knight, of the gold medal winning U.S. women's Olympic hockey team, attends a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer match between the United States and France, in Harrison, N.J. More than 200 of the top female hockey players in the world have decided they will not play professionally in North America next season, hoping their stand leads to a single economically sustainable league. The announcement Thursday, May 2, 2019, comes after the Canadian Women's Hockey League abruptly shut down as of Wednesday, leaving the five-team, U.S.-based National Women's Hockey League as the only pro league in North America. The group of players, led by American stars Hilary Knight and Kendall Coyne Schofield and Canadian goaltender Shannon Szabados, hopes their move eventually pushes the NHL to start its own women's hockey league as the NBA did with the WNBA. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
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More than 200 female hockey players announced Thursday they will not play professionally in North America next season, hoping their stand leads to a single economically sustainable league. The Canadian Women’s Hockey League recently shut down leaving the U.S.-based National Women’s Hockey League as the only pro league in North America. Some of the reaction to the players’ decision: