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We have a new candidate for “Worst Youth Hockey Coach Ever”

Jun 27, 2012, 12:47 PM EDT

What you’re about to see is a handshake line between teams comprised of players aged 10-12.

The two teams — UBC Hornets and Richmond Steel (yeah, this is in Vancouver) — played last weekend, with the Hornets winning by a score of 5-4.

That victory didn’t stop Hornets head coach Martin Tremblay from pulling off arguably the cheapest move in the history of handshake lines:

The result? The kid that got tripped suffered a broken wrist and Tremblay was taken into custody by Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He was released without charges, but RCMP Sgt. Paulena Gidda said investigators are still considering charges of assault or assault causing bodily harm.

Tremblay — who is 52 years old, by the way — reportedly claimed he slipped on some water and accidentally tripped the player, a pretty weak excuse given video evidence.

Unsurprisingly, nobody’s buying his excuse, including the Steel team manager, Tammy Hohlweg.

“Actually seeing it is horrifying,” she said after watching the video. “He should not be allowed around kids. No more coaching for this coach.”

“If a coach is like that, the kids will feed off that – the kids will react and do that too.”

(Photo Courtesy CTV)

  1. sknut - Jun 27, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    This guy is a joke and hopes he never coaches again and spends time in jail. Loser!

    • sabatimus - Jun 27, 2012 at 3:42 PM

      He was also probably one of the morons starting fires and overturning cars in Vancouver last year.

  2. DTF31 - Jun 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    So he tripped, but gave the kid the Hulk Hogan “YOU!” point afterwards?

  3. mj6rings - Jun 27, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    What a complete DB, he tripped? You can clearly see him shuffle his feet to time the kick. What’s he so pissed off at, his team won, can’t imagine what he would have done if they lost.

  4. hystoracle - Jun 27, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Could that not be considered Child Abuse? Battery on a child… I’m surprised he wasn’t jumped by a parent.

  5. geo91 - Jun 27, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Lmao what a scumbag, not even subtle about it at all haha that’s ridiculous

    • sabatimus - Jun 27, 2012 at 4:38 PM

      Yeah and then he went full-jackass and blatantly lied about it afterward. If the Mounties don’t bring charges against him, I’m hoping some sort of a civil suit filed by the parents will take care of them and their kid for quite a while.

  6. solador78 - Jun 27, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    It’s no surprise that this guy has retained Mike Milbury’s legal team.

  7. mervsvikes - Jun 27, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    The kid was probably emulating his local hockey heroes and took a dive when the coach got close. He was probably also slashing and yapping at the coach all day to try to get him after him. Too bad he broke his wrist in the dive.

    • kegmen7 - Jun 27, 2012 at 1:34 PM

      what the hell is wrong with you?

      • govtminion - Jun 27, 2012 at 1:46 PM

        Don’t feed the trolls, please!

    • BurkieInBoston - Jun 27, 2012 at 1:51 PM

      Thanks for making me laugh really hard, merv !!! You even classed it up at the end by not wishing any ill will re the broken wrist. Well done.

  8. grillmarks - Jun 27, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    If he “slipped on some water” and unintentionally tripped the kid his immediate reaction would have been to bend over and rush to the kid’s aid. What a loser.

  9. govtminion - Jun 27, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    What. A. Douche.

  10. theawesomersfranchise - Jun 27, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Enjoy your last game as a youth coach and being a social pariah in your community the rest of your life. Enjoy the embarrassment you have branded your family with, lets hope you don’t have children who now have to listen to the truth about their father being a scumbag.

  11. napoleonblownapart6887 - Jun 27, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    I’m sorry – I don’t mean to make light of a terrible act, but the way number 18 jumps right up and looks like he’s ready to drop the gloves with the coach is great! Would love to have seen him just “stick-gloves-shirt” that guy Mighty Ducks II style.

  12. buddysguys - Jun 27, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    i love the fact that he points at him after….what a loser

  13. t16rich - Jun 27, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    When I played, my coach would have not hesitated and beat that man silly if he did that to one of my teammates. Never touch or threaten a youth athlete, regardless of what they did. One kids dad who I played against, was banned from all minor hockey games in B.C. for threatening to rip my friends head off with his bare hands. Hahahaha. We were 11 at the time. This guy should be banned from all minor hockey events as well as face criminal charges

  14. dolanster - Jun 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Thinking maybe this is what Doan should have gone with in the line with Brown.

  15. themightyquinn1 - Jun 27, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Anus without a brainus.

  16. cweez2 - Jun 27, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Notice the person has this coach locked in on the video? He must’ve been acting up before this. It’s like the person with the camera knew this was coming.

    Hope the sack of crap goes to jail.

  17. kitshky - Jun 27, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    I’m gonna go out on a limb and suggest the lone “thumb down” on most of these comments is either the coach or his wife…

  18. ndnut - Jun 27, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    I wonder what it’s like getting taken into custody by “Mounties?” I hope they showed true “Mountie” justice on him. ;)

  19. jaybertx - Jun 27, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    Such a Crosby move….

    • kingfooj - Jun 27, 2012 at 7:24 PM

      your user name just lost all credibility. Im not the biggest fan of SC, but im not even going to start on how wrong your comment is

  20. williplett - Jun 28, 2012 at 4:03 AM

    A Canadian TV report pointed out that the guy fails to shake hands all the way down the line-watch it again. He got in the line for the sole purpose of tripping that kid and it’s painfully obvious. It’s messed up beyond description. Something happened in the game and this adult couldn’t let it go and had it out for a teen aged player who his team had already beaten in the championship game. Also, this guy flipped off the crowd and the teens he was coaching/teaching acted out after the handshake line. Classless.

  21. crash2734 - Jun 28, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    This happens a ton but usually between the kids and not the adults or sometimes there is smack talk between the adults at the end. Our league changed the policy to shake hands BEFORE the game. And yes I know it’s not the same and it’s supposed to be about sportsmanship but it also creates ZERO drama for the kids.

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