Canucks AGMs Castonguay and Granato on Hockey Canada abuse allegations
Montreal — The Vancouver Canucks’ two female general assistant and managers each contracted earlier this year, worked in many roles in hockey.
Emily Castonguay is a former collective hockey player who went on to be the first NHLPA woman certified player agent.
Cammi Granato is a Hockey Hall of Famer, former captain of the U.S. Women’s Team and current member of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee. She worked as a young coach as well.
Whether it’s Wednesday’s request for their reactions to hockey Canada’s continued sexual assault scandal. The National Committee governing body recently revealed that it had settled a multimillion-dollar lawsuit with an alleged eight-year-old former National Junior Team players from both Canadian hockey league teams, who had assaulted her while drunk in London, and jumped, hotel room after a 2018 Hockey Canada foundation fundraiser.
Recent weeks have seen a series of major sponsors pause their support for Hockey Canada on how to organize the handling of the lawsuit that has settled for an undisclosed amount.
Granato: ‘Obviously very annoying. I just know, for us in the hockey world, we need to be better with these kinds of things. And how to deal with it and understand that it is unacceptable and should not happen. We just need to be better at this. And the way we look and how we look at these issues instead of brushing them under the rug, they need to deal with them.’
Castonguay: ‘It’s a difficult situation. It’s horrible. It’s nothing you want to see in any industry. It’s hard for me to talk about something where not necessarily knows all the facts. I think people in decision-making positions do the best they can. And it’s a difficult situation. As I said I don’t know all the facts, but it is something that we need to be better.