Huffpost Canada Living ca

Martin Tremblay, Minor Hockey Coach, Pleads Guilty To Tripping Players

Posted: Updated:
Martin Tremblay, a minor hockey coach, pleaded guilty to assault for tripping two teen players. (YouTube)
Martin Tremblay, a minor hockey coach, pleaded guilty to assault for tripping two teen players. (YouTube)

A Vancouver minor hockey coach caught on video tripping two teenage players on the ice has pleaded guilty to assault.

Martin Tremblay entered the guilty plea through his lawyer Bob Bellows in court on Tuesday, reported the Richmond Review.

Tremblay, who was coaching the UBC Hornets, was lining up to shake hands with the opposing team at the end of a gold-medal game in June. Video which was later posted on YouTube shows Tremblay swinging his foot out and knocking down two players who fall to the ice.

One was unhurt, while the other -- a 13-year-old -- broke his wrist, reported CTV News.

Tremblay's team had won the game against the Richmond Steel.

Bellows told CTV his client feels "shame and remorse" and has written a letter of apology to the teens. Bellows said he is seeking a sentence with no jail time. Tremblay will be sentenced in January 2013.

Around the Web

Letter of apology: Kids' hockey coach says sorry to tripped players ...

Hockey coach charged in assaulting teens to apologize - Toronto Sun

B.C. coach charged after player-tripping incident - British Columbia ...

'Tripping' BC hockey coach pleads guilty