Bill Peters named head coach of the Lethbridge Hurricanes https://t.co/JJ4TBd6X7H
– La Presse Sports (@LaPresse_Sports) August 30, 2023
In 2019, severe allegations were made against him. It was learned that he had made racist remarks against one of his players, Akim Aliu…
At the time, Peters was working for the Flames organization as head coach. Understandably, when his behavior became public knowledge, it wasn’t long before he was out of a job…
I think we can all agree that he no longer belongs in a field hockey room, and I think we can all agree that he doesn’t deserve the opportunity to coach in the field hockey world again, whether it’s at the professional level or not.
That said… The management of the Lethbridge Hurricanes seem to think otherwise, because today we learn that Peters is becoming the club’s WHL head coach.
What’s the big deal?
It’s August 30… And yet, you’d think it was April 1.
How can an organization trust a guy who didn’t hesitate before making racist comments and who had the nerve to hit his players?
What’s more, we’re talking about a junior club with players aged 16 to 20.
Christie is a fine example for these kids, I must admit…
And that’s not even the worst of it. Akim Aliu tweeted earlier today that Peters had tried to apologize to him… But he didn’t even have the balls to do it himself. He had his message passed on by an NHL head coach so he wouldn’t have to confront his former player…
It’s beyond me, seriously.
A current NHL Head Coach reached out to me last week to try and broker an apology on behalf of Bill Peters. So there is no ambiguity, this was my response verbatim. pic.twitter.com/i468vQ4erp
– Akim Aliu (@Dreamer_Aliu78) August 30, 2023
It breaks my heart because it’s the image of the sport that takes a hit.
And let’s just say that field hockey’s image isn’t necessarily superb after all the stories of assaults and initiations that have come to light in the last year and a half.
– That much?
– BPM Sports (@BPMSportsRadio) August 30, 2023
– Seen the same.
Sheldon Keefe is 166-71-30 in 4 seasons as head coach of the Leafs. That’s an astounding regular season record.
I know everyone’s going to point the playoff record, it’s not his fault the former GM signed 4 guys to 50% of the cap, if he ever became available, teams would line up
– NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) August 30, 2023
Several MLB general managers believe the Padres will have no choice. https://t.co/n99ww6tpNN
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) August 30, 2023