Youth hockey coach faces assault charges after players allegedly

VANCOUVER – A youth hockey coach accused of tripping two players after a game this summer is now facing assault charges in British Columbia.

Coach Martin Tremblay of the UBC Hornets is scheduled to appear in Richmond provincial court Sept. 13.

Crown spokesman Neil MacKenzie says a video of the alleged June 23 incident played a significant part in the investigation.

In the video, Tremblay allegedly sticks out his foot while players from his team and an opposing team, the Richmond Steel, shake hands.

Two Richmond Steel players are seen tumbling over each other, and one of them ended up with a broken wrist.

MacKenzie says such allegations are uncommon, and it’s unusual for the Crown to approve such charges. (News 1130)

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