Jun 30, 2012, 1:31 PM EDT
Just when you thought it was safe to be a youth hockey player in Canada, a youth hockey head coach decides to trip an opposing player after a match.
The coach in question is Martin Tremblay of the UBC Hornets and he was arrested for assault by tripping a 13-year old player on the Richmond Steel after the game in the congratulatory handshake line.
The reason for the incident seems to date back to the middle of the game when one of the Steel players scored a goal and decided to taunt Tremblay:
He was celebrating and he skated by the [opposing] bench and obviously, the coach said something to him because the player then turned around and gave him the finger,” an unnamed Richmond Steel parent said.
“Every time that kid was on the ice, you could see the coach would be talking to him, trash-talking him, basically,” added the parent.
After the incident happened, Tremblay was suspended from coaching the Hornets and the local authorities pursued the arrest:
“The coach was arrested. Charges will be forwarded at a later date, pending the results of the investigation.” Sergeant Paulena Gidda of the University of British Columbia Royal Canadian Mounted Police told the Canadian Press. “It was an incident that was unfortunate, and it doesn’t bring a great light to our community.”
Below is the video of the trip that caused two players to fall and one of them is rumored to have a broken wrist from the incident:
RCMP urges assault charges for coach [The Province]
Minor League Hockey Coach Arrested For Tripping Minor [International Business Times]
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