Youth coach trips opponent, gets jail sentence

Mar 2, 2013, 1:13 AM | Updated: 1:17 am

Remember your days as a youth athlete when coaches would mandate that you’d shake your opponents’ hands — win or lose?

And sometimes, if you didn’t like the other team, maybe you’d lick or spit on your hand before exchanging “pleasantries” with your opponent. Petty? Yes, but it happens from time to time with kids on ball fields.

Well, that would have been good sportsmanship for Canadian youth hockey coach Martin Tremblay.

The 48-year-old coach tripped a 13-year-old player on purpose in the handshake line, causing him to fall and break and bone in his wrist.

The incident happened back in November, and Tremblay pleaded guilty to one count of assault. This week a British Columbian judge sentenced the idiot to 15 days in jail.

We say ‘bravo’ to the justice system north of the border!


Fans fill Camelback Ranch during the MLB Spring Training baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and...
Wills Rice

Dog makes fantastic home run snag during Cactus League game

A dog made the play of the day in the outfield grass on Saturday following a home run during the Dodgers-Royals Cactus League game.
4 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' Josh Rojas (10) celebrates his home run against the Colorado Rockies with Dav...
Haboob Blog

D-backs’ Josh Rojas calls David Peralta ‘a traitor’ while mic’d up vs. Dodgers

D-backs 3B Josh Rojas didn't mince his words on Thursday when talking about former teammate and current Dodger David Peralta.
6 days ago
David Peralta #6 and Eduardo Escobar #5 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrate after scoring on a si...
Haboob Blog

Former D-backs OF David Peralta rekindles Eduardo Escobar’s cat fear with Team Venezuela

David Peralta had some fun with Eduardo Escobar's fear of cats when they were teammates with the Diamondbacks.
9 days ago
Oumar Ballo #11 of the Arizona Wildcats is fouled by Maxime Raynaud #42 of the Stanford Cardinal in...
Haboob Blog

Arizona’s Oumar Ballo after win: Stanford can ‘go home … study science’

Arizona center Oumar Ballo heard Stanford's Harrison Ingram proclaim Stanford as the biggest, baddest team a day prior.
19 days ago
Deandre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns shoots in the second half against Patrick Beverley #21 of the...
Haboob Blog

Patrick Beverley says he pestered Deandre Ayton in postgame food line

Seemingly every time Patrick Beverley matches up with the Phoenix Suns extracurricular actives ensue.
21 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Corbin Carroll (AP Photo/Matt York)...
Haboob Blog

Alek Thomas is not a fan of Corbin Carroll’s face when he runs

But while the Corbin Carroll is considered No. 1 in the organization for quickness, No. 2 is all teammate Alek Thomas sees when he runs.
28 days ago
Youth coach trips opponent, gets jail sentence