Hockey coach charged in assaulting teens to apologize

A YouTube screengrab shows UBC Hornets coach Martin Tremblay tripping a Richmond Steel player...

A YouTube screengrab shows UBC Hornets coach Martin Tremblay tripping a Richmond Steel player during the post-game handshake. (YouTube)

Michael Mui, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:45 PM ET

VANCOUVER — Martin Tremblay, the UBC Hornets minor hockey coach charged with assault, is expected to apologize to the two boys he's accused of tripping during a post-game handshake in June.

Police believe video footage shows Tremblay sticking his foot out in front of a 13-year-old player on the opposing team after a victorious match against the Richmond Steel. The boy fell and brought another teammate with him. One of them broke a wrist.

Tremblay’s lawyer, Bob Bellows, told reporters Thursday the incident has been “horrible” for both sides.

“Mr. Tremblay feels terrible about what happened. He’ll be apologizing personally by letter to the two boys,” Bellows said outside court in Richmond, B.C.

“The boys have suffered as a result of this incident. (Tremblay’s) suffered, because the last thing he wanted to see happen was this kind of event. So it’s had a tragic impact on his life as well.”

Bellows stressed, however, that the apology is not an admission of guilt.

Tremblay's next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 25.


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