Player-tripping coach had previous conviction

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, 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 11:07 PM ET

University of B.C. Hornets hockey coach and former Scoutmaster Martin Tremblay was sentenced for an assault two months before he tripped a young player during a post-game handshake, court heard Thursday.

Tremblay was in provincial court in Richmond, B.C., for a pre-sentence hearing after pleading guilty in November to two counts of assault. Two boys fell when Tremblay tripped a 13-year-old who had sworn at and taunted the coach after scoring a goal during a game in June.

Crown attorney Gerri-Lyn Nelson is seeking a 30-day house arrest order for Tremblay, followed by 18 months probation with a string of conditions, including that Tremblay doesn’t work with minors.


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