OHL expels Flint Firebirds president of hockey operations Terry Christensen
TORONTO – The Ontario Hockey League has expelled Flint Firebirds president of hockey operations Terry Christensen following an investigation into remarks that violated the league’s diversity policy.
The OHL said in a statement Thursday that Christensen was being dismissed for “conduct that is prejudicial to the welfare of the league.”
The statement did not go into detail on the nature of Christensen’s remarks. TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that Christensen was suspended after making an alleged inappropriate racial comment about a player
The league said an investigation into Christensen began after an allegation was brought forward via the OHL player communications system.
Christensen was named the team’s president of hockey operations on May 7, 2021. He had previous stints with the team as general manager and vice president.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 10, 2022.