NHL investigating allegations of racial slur from Flames head coach
The NHL says it will join the Flames in looking into recent allegations about a racial slur from Calgary head coach Bill Peters. Former NHL defenceman Akim Aliu tweeted on Monday night that he had a racial slur directed his way by a former coach in 2009-10 while a member of the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs. The 30-year-old Aliu never referred to Peters by name, but did reference Calgary's airport code "YYC" when writing about theFormer NHL defenceman Akim Aliu tweeted on Monday night that he had a racial slur directed his way by a former coach in 2009-10 while a member of the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs.
The 30-year-old Aliu never referred to Peters by name, but did reference Calgary's airport code "YYC" when writing about the alleged coach Peters was not available for comment post-game. The Flames were scheduled to practice in Buffalo on Tuesday ahead of a game against the Sabres on Wednesday.
Flames ' GM Brad Treliving comments on allegations against Bill Peters . cbc.ca. The Calgary Flames say they are looking into recent allegations made by a former NHL player that head coach Bill Peters used a racial slur against him 10 years ago.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The latest on allegations that current Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters made racist comments a decade ago (all times local):
Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving says coach Bill Peters will not coach the team Wednesday night against the Buffalo Sabres.
Associate coach Geoff Ward, who oversaw practice on Tuesday, will handle the coaching duties.
Treliving had no other updates as the investigation continues into the allegation Peters directed racial slurs toward Akim Aliu when he and the Nigerian-born player were in the minors a decade ago.
2 players corroborate Aliu's expanded account of Peters using slur
Warning: Story contains offensive language Akim Aliu went into further detail about the racial slur he says Bill Peters directed toward him 10 years ago. On Monday, Aliu accused the Calgary Flames head coach of hurling the N-word at him multiple times due to the player's choice of music while with the AHL's Rockford IceHogs in 2009-10. The former NHLer elaborated to TSN's Frank Seravalli. "He walked in before a morning pregame skate and said, 'Hey Akim, I'm sick of you playing that n----- shit,'" Aliu said. "He said, 'I'm sick of hearing this n-----s f------ other n-----s in the ass stuff.'"He then walked out like nothing ever happened," Aliu continued.
Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters stands behind Andrew Mangiapane (88) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Monday The tweet did not name Peters , but referred to a “protege” of fired Toronto coach Mike Babcock’s who is now in Calgary.
Peters was not made available following the game, and Treliving said he needed time to talk with the coach . The Blackhawks said the team takes the allegations seriously, but they ”had no effect on any player personnel decision” regarding Aliu. Email and voice messages left with Aliu have not been
Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving says coach Bill Peters remains on the staff but wasn’t certain whether he’d be behind the bench for the next game.
The team and the NHL are both investigating an allegation the Peters directed racial slurs at a player 10 years ago when the two were in the minors. Akim Aliu, a Nigerian-born player, says Peters “dropped the N bomb several times” in a dressing room during his rookie year.
Peters has not commented on the allegation. Treliving apologized for not having many definitive answers at practice in Buffalo on Tuesday, a day before the Flames play the Sabres.
Peters was not at the arena while his players were on the ice. The GM says he had stayed at the team’s hotel. Flames associate coach Geoff Ward oversaw practice, which included a brief huddle with the players at centre ice.
Brind’Amour on Jordan’s allegations against Peters: ‘It for sure happened’
As the Flames work towards a resolution following allegations made towards head coach Bill Peters by former player Akim Aliu, one of his former assistant coaches has corroborated a different allegation from player Michal Jordan. The post Week after Sheldon Keefe taking over what has changed for Maple Leafs? appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.“It for sure happened, the two issues that are in question,” Brind’Amour said of Jordan’s allegations.
Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters is now in that conversation. Peters is currently facing allegations that he used racial slurs against one of his former The Flames did not make Peters available for media questioning after the team's game in Pittsburgh on Monday night, but Calgary general manager Brad
When Peters then called Aliu into his office to talk about it, Aliu said Peters did not apologize. Instead, Peters again expressed his displeasure in Aliu’s The Calgary Flames said Monday night that the team was aware of Aliu’s tweet. When presented by TSN with the full scope of Aliu’s allegations, GM
Treliving understands the seriousness of the allegations and called them “repugnant” if true, while adding it’s his responsibility to find out exactly what happened.
The NHL says it is investigating allegations Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters directed racial slurs toward Akim Aliu when he and the Nigerian-born player were in the minors a decade ago.
Flames head coach Bill Peters apologizes for Akim Aliu incident
Bill Peters made his first public comments on the Akim Aliu racism allegations Wednesday night, expressing his regrets and taking responsibility for what he said. The Calgary Flames head coach, left the team Wednesday morning while the club and league investigate the allegations, contacted Sportsnet.ca once he landed in Calgary with a statement he issued as part of a letter to GM Brad Treliving.
Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters . Stephen Hunt, Digital Producer. Calgary Flames general manager Jim Treliving responded Monday to allegations by former Flame Akim Aliu of racist comments made by head coach Bill Peters over a decade ago.
One of Bill Peters ' former players accused him of making several racist comments toward him during his rookie season. admit I rebelled against him. Wouldn’t you? And instead of remedying the situation, he wrote a letter to John McDonough and Stan Bowman to have me sent down to the ECHL.
The NHL called the alleged behaviour “repugnant and unacceptable.” The league added it will have no further comment until it looks into what happened more thoroughly.
Aliu tweeted Monday that Peters “dropped the N bomb several times towards me in the dressing room in my rookie year because he didn’t like my choice of music.” Aliu said he “rebelled against him,” and Peters responded by asking Chicago Blackhawks executives John McDonough and Stan Bowman to send Aliu to a lower minor league level.
The tweet did not name Peters specifically, but referred to a “protege” of fired Toronto coach Mike Babcock’s who is now in Calgary. Babcock has been a mentor to Peters since Babcock coached him in college.
Flames general manager Brad Treliving said the team is investigating the allegations Aliu raised during Calgary’s overtime loss at Pittsburgh. Peters was not made available following Monday night’s game.
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Flames fire coach Bill Peters after allegations by Akim Aliu .
Flames fire coach Bill Peters after allegations by Akim AliuOn 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.