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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:36 PM

Pee Wee hockey coach jailed for assault on 13-year-old player

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Spend any time around minor hockey and you’ll see the worst side of people.

Sure, parents lose perspective with other sports, but there’s something unique about hockey that causes too many otherwise reasonable people to abandon all civility when they walk through the doors of the arena.
But it’s one thing when parents make fools of themselves in the stands. It’s another thing when an authority figure like Martin Tremblay loses it on the ice.

Tremblay, a pee wee coach in suburban Vancouver, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 days in jail for assaulting an opposing player in the handshake line after a game last June.

While his players knocked gloves with the other team, Tremblay ignored the outstretched hands offered his way. His only interaction came near the end of the line when he stuck out his foot and sent a 13-year-old tumbling to the ice.

Seriously, in the handshake line. The part of the game where hostilities are set aside and sportsmanship is celebrated.

Apparently that symbolism was lost on Tremblay, who wasn’t quite ready to celebrate after his UBC Hornets had won the league’s gold medal game, 5-4, over the Richmond Steel.

Yes, this guy lost his mind after a win.

Full marks here to Judge Patrick Chen, who ignored the Crown’s recommendation of 30 days house arrest and imposed a harsher sentence for a crime he called “a cowardly sucker punch on an unsuspecting victim.”

“Win or lose, this was just a game,” Chen said in his decision. “This was the last place anyone would have expected an assault to take place and the very last place that one would have expected an adult to assault a child.”

http://nhl.si.com/2013/02/27/minor-hockey-coach-jailed-for-assault-on-13-year-old-player/?sct=uk_t2_a3

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Reply Pee Wee hockey coach jailed for assault on 13-year-old player (Original post)
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 OP
Journeyman Feb 2013 #1
kentauros Feb 2013 #2
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #3
Wellstone ruled Feb 2013 #4
laundry_queen Feb 2013 #5
Demoiselle Feb 2013 #6
GiveMeFreedom Feb 2013 #7

Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:41 PM

1. A sore winner? Damn. Some people have no business whatsoever engaging in any sports . . .

I hope his jail time renders him unacceptable for further involvement with the league.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:57 PM

2. That's already happened (him losing further involvement, that is) :

The good news? Tremblay will never coach kids again. In fact, he was even removed from his position as a leader with Scouts Canada.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:59 PM

3. saw it on the news this morning. Guy is guilty as heck. Heard the kid broke his arm in the fall

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:35 PM

4. Spent many years in Youth Hockey,

amazing amount of this shit happening all the time. Wealthier communities tend to produce this type of volunteer parent coaches. If you knew the number of times I've stepped in front of a punch thrown at a kid. Finally had to walk away from Hockey Coaching because of these type of people. Enough of the Vicarious Parents and their behaviors.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:49 PM

5. I grew up around it

I didn't see this kind of thing happening ALL the time, not amongst the coaches in our community at least, but there were a fair amount of parents that would do horrible things, chase down the kids after the game, yell at their parents, threaten to beat them, etc. Of course, as a child and teen it didn't bother me, but now as a parent I'm horrified. None of my kids are in hockey, so I'm not sure if it's improved or not. Doesn't seem so from the video.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:00 PM

6. I thought he tripped TWO players.

Give him 30 days!

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:31 AM

7. WTF?

Is that coach a republicon? Smacks of their home/family values, win and still kick the loosing team when there down.

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