Dominoes are falling hard for Bill Peters on Tuesday…
After Sportnet’s Jeff Marek reported that Peters has been removed from his position as Calgary Flames head coach, it seems like more drama is being added to the situation.
On Monday evening, Peters was accused of making racist remarks at former player Akim Aliu during the 2009-10 season with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.
Flames GM Brad Treliving informed the media that the team was aware of Aliu’s allegations, but would meet with Peters before making any public announcement on the matter.
However, Frank Seravelli of TSN gave more information, using the comments of former Carolina Hurricanes players who were coached by Peters and it seems like there was also an abuse issue.
Former Canaes player Michal Jordan confirms to TSN that there were “multiple” physical altercations between Peters and players in Carolina.
“He kicked me pretty hard in the back during a game,” Jordan said. “Even the trainers and the other guys saw it.”
“I was at that point in my career, like I just got there, so I couldn’t say anything. I didn’t want them to think I was crying. Me and my agent, we kept it secret. Now other guys are speaking out, so I felt like I could.”
We can only imagine that the Flames will be overwhelmed by the news and the official firing of Peters could come at any minute now