Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Pee-wee Hockey Coach Gets 15 Days in Jail, 12 Years Probation for Tripping
Normally when a player trips an opposing player, they get a two minute minor penalty. But when a coach trips a player -- during the post-game handshakes, no less -- well, he gets two weeks in jail.
Martin Tremblay, a 48-year-old child, knocked down a 10-year-old and a 13-year-old during a November pee-wee hockey game, and has been found guilty of assault.
"This was the last place anyone would have expected an assault to take place, and the very last place one would have expected an adult to assault a child," presiding Judge Patrick Chen told the media. "The tripping of the boys was akin to a cowardly sucker punch on an unsuspecting victim."
To go along with his 15 days in jail, Tremblay will also be on probation for the next 12 years. I'd take a loss over probation anyday, but its just one more example of how anybody associated with hockey in Vancouver these days is a complete idiot.