Coach charged for allegedly tripping players
CTV British Columbia
Published Tuesday, September 4, 2012 5:00PM PDT
Last Updated Tuesday, September 4, 2012 7:41PM PDT
A Vancouver minor league hockey coach has been charged for allegedly tripping players from the opposing team during a post-game handshake.
UBC Hornets coach Martin Tremblay is accused of intentionally knocking the boys over at Thunderbird Arena in June following the tense gold medal match of the spring season.
He appeared in Richmond provincial court Thursday on two counts of assault.
Video shot from the stands the day of the alleged attacks appears to show a man sticking his foot out while passing players from the Richmond Steel.
Two boys fall to the ice, including one 13-year-old. One was unharmed while the other suffered a broken wrist, according to the Steel’s manager.
Tremblay has yet to speak publicly about the incident.
He is due to return to court on Sept. 13.
For a full report from CTV British Columbia’s Shannon Paterson, watch CTV News at Six tonight