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Hockey Coach Gets 15 Days in Jail for Tripping Opposing Team

(ABC) — A Vancouver pee-wee hockey coach has been sentenced to 15 days in jail for tripping a player during a postgame handshake.

Martin Tremblay swept out the leg of an opposing player while the teams were going through the typical hockey ritual of lining up to shake hands after the game. Two players, a 10-year-old and a 13-year-old, fell to the ice. The move was caught on video and worked its way around the Internet.

The 48-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of assault in November.

Richmond provincial court Judge Patrick Chen gave Tremblay jail time, saying he wasn’t satisfied that time served in the community was enough to denounce or deter the man for his actions.


  • alpinequeen

    I did that to a couple of teenage boys once back at the old Riverside Roller Rink. They were speed skating and knocked me down. I caught up to each of them and hit one of their skates with my skate. Oops, sorry!

  • shawnm5

    @alpinequeen stay classy…great role model on how to act like an adult.

    • alpinequeen

      Why thank you. There some garbage in the kitchen for you to take out.

  • The truth

    Good for you queen!

  • paulb62

    Maybe judges in the US should take lessons from their Canadian counterparts and there might be less shit happening in this country.
    That happened here, he would pay a fine tell them he is sorry and that would be it.