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Pee Wee Hockey Coach Martin Tremblay Sentenced to Jail for Tripping Player

A youth hockey coach from Vancouver was arrested last year for intentionally tripping an opposing player during postgame handshakes and was dealt a serious blow  today as a result.

Martin Tremblay, the 48-year-old coach,  pleaded guilty to one count of assault last November for the following incident:

The idiotic decision resulted in two players, one 10-year-old and one 13-year-old, falling to the ice and immediately prompted legal action.  Tremblay was sentenced today to 15 days in prison for his actions.

“The tripping of the boys was akin to a cowardly sucker punch on an unsuspecting victim,” said Richmond provincial court Judge Patrick Chen.

Tremblay joins the baby-wielding now-infamous heckling father as two of many parents or coaches reliving their apparently broken hockey childhood.

 

[ESPN]