Canadian hockey coach gets 15 days in jail for tripping child player

Vancouver junior hockey coach Martin Tremblay pleaded guilty to assault after tripping a player during a postgame handshake.

RICHMOND, British Columbia — A Vancouver junior hockey coach has been sentenced to 15 days in jail for tripping a player during a postgame handshake.

Martin Tremblay swept out the leg of an opposing player while the teams were going through the typical hockey ritual of lining up to shake hands after the game. Two players, a 10-year-old and a 13-year-old, fell to the ice. The move was caught on video and worked its way around the Internet.

The 48-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of assault in November.

Richmond provincial court Judge Patrick Chen sentenced Tremblay to jail, saying he wasn't satisfied that time served in the community was enough to denounce or deter the man for his actions.

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