They take their hockey quite seriously up in Canada. One junior hockey coach, however, really crossed the line when he let his emotions get the best of him during a post-game handshake line.
Mounties are investigating a Vancouver minor hockey coach after he tripped a 13-year-old player from an opposing team during a post-game handshake at the University of British Columbia campus last weekend.
Video obtained by CTV News shows UBC Hornets coach Martin Tremblay tripping a Richmond Steel player following the tense gold medal game ending the spring season, causing two boys to tumble to the ice at Thunderbird Arena.
One of the players suffered a broken wrist and will be in a cast for two weeks, according to Steel manager Tammy Hohlweg.
Tremblay claimed he slipped and didn’t intentionally trip the kid. I claim he’s totally full of sh*t.
The coach – whose team actually beat the Steel 5-4 – was also filmed pointing his middle finger at the crowd after the trip, and one of his players is seen throwing an unidentified object over the boards.
Mounties and paramedics were called to the arena, where officers took Tremblay into custody. The coach was questioned and released without charges.
But RCMP Sgt. Paulena Gidda said investigators are still considering charges of assault or assault causing bodily harm, depending on the severity of the player’s injuries.
It begs the question of what the guy would have done had his team lost. Murder? He’s just the worst.
[H/T: Larry Brown Sports]