Hockey Coach Faces Jail Time for Tripping Young Player

February 28, 2013 / CoachingHockey
February 28, 2013 — (Transcript from ABC’s Good Morning America)

48-year-old martin tremblay walks into a courtroom this week for sentencing, fully expecting to walk out, with nothing more than a slap on the wrist. Instead, the peewee hockey coach is facing 15 days behind bars, all because of this. Watch as tremblay viciously trips a 13-year-old boy during what’s supposed to be a symbol of sportsmanship, the postgame handshake after a game last summer.

Instead, the boy goes down hard, breaking his wrist and taking a 10-year-old teammate down with him. That ice-cold attack now leading to cold justice, with a canadian judge handing down an even harsher sentence than the one prosecutors had prem recommended. You need to have control.

Tremblay’s attorney says the outburst cost his client several construction contracts, volunteer jobs and even his marriage. But he says he will not be appealing the judge’s decision. Put in years and years coaching hockey.

That’s all over. He’s paid a heavy price. This is not the first time parental unnecessary roughness has been caught on camera.

Assistant football coach cory batero was charged with a misdemeanor in 2006, after attacking a 13-year-old player himself nia. Then, there was this little league brawl in georgia, where several fathers pummeled each other. As for tremblay, he’ll likely be sentenced to anger management classes, as well.

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