OHL Executive banned from the league

Published March 11, 2022 at 11:01

The Ontario Hockey League is a league for children and young adults to start their hockey careers, and for some to hopefully get noticed by NHL scouts, and eventually have a long career in professional hockey if they so choose.

It is not a league where discrimination and racial bias should be tolerated (nor should it be tolerated in any league around the world), but this is a topic that the OHL does take seriously because of coaches and General Managers working with children.

On March 5th, it was announced that the OHL had begun an investigation into Flint Firebirds, President of Hockey Operations, Terry Christiensen would be suspended pending a full investigation by the OHL for allegedly making an inappropriate racial gesture towards a player as reported by Rick Westhead.

The commissioner of the OHL, David Branch, said this would be a full-scale investigation, and the findings would be published later this week.

Yesterday, Jeff Marek of Sportsnet reported that due to the results of the OHL's thorough investigation, Terry Christiensen had been banned from the league.

Opinion: With how toxic hockey culture has become, I'm glad that the OHL did the right thing. There is no place for this or any other inappropriate action in hockey as a sport.
March 11   |   173 answers
OHL Executive banned from the league

Was this the right call by the OHL?

Yes8850.9 %
No5431.2 %
Let him rot3117.9 %
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