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Bill Peters Fired by Flames After Akim Aliu Said HC Used Racial Slurs

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:

Akim Aliu

Not very surprising the things we’re hearing about Babcock.