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The Calgary Flames Will Have A New Coach


added 11:19am, via Sportsnet,

The Calgary Flames relieved head coach Bill Peters of his duties Friday in response to allegations made by former player Akim Aliu on social media, Sportsnet has confirmed.

On Monday night, Aliu alleged on Twitter that Peters had directed a racial slur toward him “several times” while the two were together in the AHL. Aliu played for Peters when he was head coach of the Rockford IceHogs, Chicago’s AHL affiliate, for five games in the 2008-09 season and 48 games in 2009-10. Aliu also appeared in 13 games for the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye in ’09-10.

Since the allegation, Peters has not run a practice for the Flames and was not on the bench for their Wednesday night game in Buffalo. He also did not join the team on their charter flight back to Calgary.

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Paul's avatar

Bill Peters sent a resignation letter to Brad Treliving this morning and he accepted it.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/29/19 at 01:35 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Geoff Ward will take over as interim coach.

Treliving says matter is closed and have turned over their investigation to the league.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/29/19 at 01:42 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

That guy that was in Toronto of late may be available….what was his name?  wink

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, sing along The YzerMan Can!...... on 11/29/19 at 01:55 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

The timing of this worked out quite well for mr. Babcock, the proud Western Canadian.

Posted by TreKronor on 11/29/19 at 03:00 PM ET

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