Reactions at the CH: “What happened [at Hockey Canada] was unacceptable”

Reactions at the CH: “What happened [à Hockey Canada] was unacceptable.” /></p>
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<p><strong>The Canadiens players were still on the ice at the Brossard sports complex when the news of the day broke: the wholesale resignation of the members of the board of directors of Hockey Canada, its chief direction, Scott Smith, in the lead.</strong> </p>
<p>It was therefore from the mouths of the reporters, on their return to the locker room, that they were made aware of the latest developments in this saga. Obviously, we are far from the culmination of this story.</p>
<p>Nevertheless, after the pressure exerted by the provincial federations and, especially, by the main sponsors, this portion of the soap opera finally reached its conclusion.< /p> </p>
<p>“As a player who represented Canada, I find it disappointing to see the circumstances of the events that happened,” said Martin St-Louis. Like in anything, you have to take responsibility, that's what they did today. »</p>
<p>True! But we had to feel that there would be financial deficits to be absorbed in order to react. Even the rants of Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sports in the Canadian government, had not succeeded in making the big machine abdicate.</p><!-- adman_adcode (middle, 1) --><script async=

“This what happened was unacceptable. There were bad decisions made by some people, hammered David Savard. It was a tricky situation for Hockey-Canada. They should have been stricter and not allowed such things to happen in their organization. »

Bad image for hockey

By trying to sweep the stories under the rug and defending their positions tooth and nail, Hockey Canada's senior leaders have shown that they couldn't care less about the victims of the alleged assaults.

They also demonstrated that they valued their prestige more than the health and integrity of the sport they say they cherish so much.

Because for several weeks, hockey has been dragged through the mud. He is said to be plagued by a culture and a toxic masculinity.

“It is unfortunate, because the actions of a small group of individuals reflect on each of us, said Jake Allen sorry . There's a lot more good in hockey than bad. » 

« It’s a bit like society. Nowadays, the negative side of things is brought to the fore much more easily than the positive side, continued the goalkeeper who represented the nation on the international stage on three occasions. Everyone should be responsible for their actions. And that's not just for hockey. It is in life in general. »