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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced a new four-year officiating development agreement with the National Hockey League which will continue to see the AHL serve as the top development league for the NHL’s referees through 2022-23. Under the terms of the new agreement, the NHL and AHL officiating departments will continue to
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7:10 PM ET Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak has been suspended two games for elbowing the Buffalo Sabres‘ Rasmus Dahlin during Monday night’s game, the NHL Player Safety board announced Tuesday. Dahlin, taken first overall in the 2018 draft by Buffalo, departed during a late second-period power play with a concussion after Cernak elbowed
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1:27 PM ET Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving announced Tuesday that coach Bill Peters has not been fired, citing an ongoing investigation into whether Peters directed racial slurs toward a former player. Treliving cited the “serious nature” of the investigation, saying that the Flames “take it with extreme seriousness.” Sportsnet reported earlier Tuesday that
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PITTSBURGH—Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said late Monday that the team was looking into an accusation that head coach Bill Peters directed racial slurs toward a Nigerian-born hockey player a decade ago in the minor leagues, then arranged for the player’s demotion when he complained. Akim Aliu tweeted Monday that Peters “dropped the N
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11:12 PM ET The Calgary Flames are looking into accusations from former player Akim Aliu that coach Bill Peters used racial slurs toward him “several times.” Aliu played for Peters in 2009-10 with the Rockford Ice Hogs, the AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks. Aliu posted a tweet on Monday night that read: “Not very
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