WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) today issued the following statement after USA Hockey reached an agreement with the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team:

“We stand with the courageous U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team. These exceptional athletes have won medals in every Olympics since 1998, and they should be respected for their contributions to the sport. That’s why we are glad USA Hockey and the women’s national hockey team reached an agreement today. In our states, we know hockey. Our girls should be able to succeed at this sport, or any sport, just as much as our boys – that’s the world we want all our kids to grow up in.”