Bill Peters has been fired as head coach by the Calgary Flames after he allegedly he used racial slurs toward a former prospect in the American Hockey League.
Per TSN Sports' Frank Seravalli, Calgary general manager Brad Treliving will hold a press conference at 12:30 p.m. ET Friday to officially announce Peters' dismissal.
Akim Aliu played for the Chicago Blackhawks' AHL affiliate from 2008-10, when Peters was coaching the team, and he wrote on Twitter an unnamed "protege" of Mike Babcock directed racial slurs at him:
Not very surprising the things we’re hearing about Babcock.