Published on February 28th, 2013 | by Chris0
Coach Trips Youth Hockey Player, Gets Jail Time
Think Canadians are all nice, polite, and looking out for their fellow man? If so, you’ll likely be rethinking that stereotype after your watch a Canadian hockey coach trip an opposing 13-year-old player to the ice during after-game handshakes.
The ugly incident took place following a game between the Vancouver Hornets and Richmond Sting, two peewee youth hockey teams. As is customary, the two teams lined up for handshakes following the end of the match, but the coach on the losing team simply couldn’t keep his cool about a young player who he thought was taking physical liberties with his players while on the ice.
To pay him back, the coach, a 48-year-old man, kicks the skates out from under the boy, sending him sprawling to the ice – and it was all caught on camera.
The video itself was played for the judge who decided a sentence regarding what came to be an assault charge against the coach, and it was enough to spur him on to laying down a 15 day jail term, saying that “society would not tolerate the assault of children by adults.”
We’re willing to bet that the coach minds his manners if and when he finds himself behind the bench for a youth hockey team again.
You can watch the unsportsmanlike conduct for yourself below:
Coach Trips Youth Hockey Player, Gets Jail Time,