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Junior hockey coach Martin Tremblay trips 13-year-old boy during handshakes, gives him broken wrist, flips off crowd (Video)

A junior hockey coach in Vancouver has reportedly been arrested and released and is awaiting charges after he tripped a 13-year-old boy during a postgame handshake line last weekend. The UBC Hornets coach, Martin Tremblay, had just coached his team to a 5-4 victory before the classless postgame antics were unleashed. As you can see from the video above that Richmond Steel manager Tammy Hohlweg shared with LarryBrownSports.com, Tremblay clearly tripped two of the Richmond players.

Hohlweg, who saw the entire situation unfold, says one of the boys who was tripped suffered a broken wrist and will be in a cast for two weeks.

“He was just trying to shake hands,” Hohlweg explained. “The game was over. No matter what happens in a game, our rule is you shake hands, you do what you’re supposed to do at the end.”

After the trip, the crowd presumably began yelling at Tremblay. As you can see from the screenshot below from this video, he responded by giving them the finger as his players yelled alongside him and one of them threw a water bottle at the glass.

“Actually seeing it is horrifying,” Hohlweg said. “He should not be allowed around kids. No more coaching for this coach. If a coach is like that, the kids will feed off that – the kids will react and do that too.”

Regardless of what the 13-year-old could have possibly done during the game to anger Tremblay, there’s absolutely no excuse for that type of behavior. The fact that he chose to trip a young boy and then turn around and flip people off immediately afterward is disturbing, to say the least. Hohlweg is right that he has no business being allowed around kids after that.

We’ve seen players do some pretty messed up things that deserve punishment and even coaches who get suspended for no reason, but Tremblay has to go.

H/T Sports by Brooks Live


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  • Dave Wendt

    Big tough guy. He ranks right up there with Mike Milbury. That kids father need to set thing straight with this loser. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CVABT6G2VSEIHJJB7B63AN7TEI Michigander62

    For ten years I have been the team doctor for a local HS and Ihave seen parents pull some realy crappy things but I have never seen a coach who is as big an arse as this guy.  Why would the league alow him to be at the bench?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000142911894 Mark Dietz

    He should, at the very LEAST, be jailed for assault.  He should pay all medical fees, along with punitive damages, and then be required to do community service (after his jail time), obviously where there are NO little kids around for him to beat up on.

    Loser??  Doesn’t seem strong enough, doesn’t it??

  • Anonymous

    Wow!! I wonder what he would have done if his team had lost the game?
    Anybody who has been around hockey knows how dangerous taking someone off their skates unexpectedly can be.  I’ll second the call for the assault charge.
    He should never be allowed to coach again.

  • http://www.twitter.com/hostrauser hostrauser

     I think the kid’s father should also get to bring along Tie Domi or Patrick Kane to teach this guy a lesson in hockey.

  • Anonymous

    I thought they were talking abt a junior caliber coach.But 13y/o is more like pee-wee caliber!!!!
    What a bitter and violent guy.
    I hope he’ll get more than probation plus a fine!!!

    And the poor kid broke his wrist??? smh…

  • http://www.facebook.com/StefanDonato Stefan Donato

    Pull this guy before he does some real damage to these kids. I can only imagin his coaching strategy, and the way he handles his own team in the dressing room, if this is the behaviour he displays in public.

    Jailed? Maybe. Pshychiatric evaluation, anger management, and removed from the sport, YES!

    Oh yes, and let the kids dad have a go at him too.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RCND2B57N5U423UMI4RDTSOWFU wr_mcgowan

    First its sex abuse now physical violence Where have all the arse holes to serve time and ban him for life. If it was y son i would hunt this guy down and see how tough he is. I would waste him