OHL Flint Firebirds president of hockey operations Terry Christensen kicked out of league


Flint Firebirds president of hockey operations Terry Christensen has been kicked out of the Ontario Hockey League, the league announced Thursday.

An investigation into Christensen has been launched by the league after an allegation surfaced through the OHL’s Player Communications System. The comments made, the league said, violated the league’s harassment and abuse/diversity policy and were « detrimental to the welfare of the league ».

No details of the remarks have been made public.

« His conduct violated the League’s expectations of proper conduct for a representative of an OHL team and he forfeited the privilege of participating in the League, » the league said in a statement.

He was suspended by the league on March 5 after the allegation was made on February 20.

Christensen, 67, joined the Firebirds in 2015-16 as the club’s general manager before being promoted to vice president of hockey operations the following year. Prior to last season, he took over as general manager and was promoted to president of hockey operations.

Prior to that, Christensen worked at various levels of hockey including the NCAA as an assistant coach as well as various other professional and junior ranks. He was also the head coach of the U.S. World Juniors team in 1988.

The Firebirds have been one of the best teams in the OHL this season, sitting fifth in the league at the time of this writing with a 40-21-1-1 record.

Zach Laing is the News Director and Senior Columnist for the Nation Network. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaingor attached by email to [email protected]


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