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June 25, 2010 | Hockey (W)

Stinger Granato selected for Hockey Hall of Fame

Former Concordia Stingers standout Cammi Granato made history once again, becoming one of the first women selected to enter the prestigious Hockey Hall of Fame.

Granato, along with Canadian hockey star Angela James, will be the first women inducted into the Hall where they will take their places along side hockey’s greatest contributors. The induction ceremony will take place Nov. 8 in Toronto.

One of the top women's hockey players in the world, Granato honed her skills with the Stingers from 1994 through 1997. During that time the hard-driving centre collected 179 goals and 151 assists for 330 points in 125 games. She was a two-time league all-star and the Quebec MVP in 1995-‘96. She was named Concordia Female Athlete of the Year in 1995. She entered the Concordia Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.

Granato was captain of the U.S. team that won the inaugural women's Olympic ice hockey gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Games and she was the U.S. flag bearer for the closing ceremonies. In 2002, she helped the U.S. win a silver medal at the Salt Lake City Olympics. Granato also represented her country at nine world championships, winning eight silver medals and a gold in 2005, her last appearance.

In 2007 Granato was awarded the Lester Patrick Trophy in recognition of her contribution to ice hockey in the United States. In May 2008 she entered the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame. In October 2008 she became the first individual female to be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.