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Bill Peters resigns as Flames head coach

Bill Peters resigned as the head coach of the Calgary Flames, the team announced Friday morning.

TSN’s Frank Seravalli broke the news Friday morning moments after the Flames called a 10:30 a.m. press conference with Treliving.

The report was later confirmed by Sportsnet.

The announcement comes after former player Akim Aliu alleged on Twitter Monday that Peters used racial slurs towards him during stints with the AHL Rockford Ice Hogs between 2008-2010.

On Tuesday, Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Michel Jordan alleged that Peters kicked him and punched another player in the head. Current Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour, who served as an assistant under Peters, said the incident “it for sure happened, the two issues that are in question.”

With Peters away from the team this week, Geoff Ward took over the head coaching duties as Assistant GM Craig Conroy joined the team on the bench.

Ward will work as the club’s interim head coach.

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Note: This article initially claimed Bill Peters was fired as head coach, citing a Sportsnet report. This information was deemed false, as Peters had resigned.