The situation surrounding Bill Peters and Calgary Flames is getting worse by the minute.
Flames general manager Brad Treliving provided the following update after Peters was not on the ice during the team’s practice Tuesday afternoon.
“Our review into the allegations from last evening continues. This is a very serious matter and we want to be thorough in our review.
Bill Peters will not be behind the bench for the Flames game tomorrow night in Buffalo. Associate coach Geoff Ward will handle head coaching duties.
We will have no further comment until our review is complete.”
The situation began when Akim Aliu, a 2007 second-round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks, said on social media that Bill Peters voiced racial slurs in his direction during the 2009-10 season with the Rockford IceHogs.
TSN spoke with Aliu and documented his ordeal with confirmation from two of his teammates.
The situation continued to get worse for Peters when Michal Jordan, a defenseman who played for Peters with the Carolina Hurricanes, mentioned a different incident involving the coach on Twitter.
The NHL released the following statement and has also launched its own investigation.
“The behavior that has been alleged is repugnant and unacceptable,” the NHL said. “We will have no further comment until we have had an opportunity to look into the matter more thoroughly.”
This scenario can only end with one outcome and it is just a matter of time before Calgary cuts ties completely with Peters.