Dad cries foul over peewee coach's swearing

David Raso and 11-year-old son Noah outside their home in Brampton. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun)

David Raso and 11-year-old son Noah outside their home in Brampton. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun)

Jenny Yuen, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:56 AM ET

The father of an 11-year-old Toronto Aeros peewee hockey player is crying foul after the coach allegedly swore at his son during a game last week.

During an exhibition game at North York’s Chesswood Arena, Noah Raso, an Aeros right-winger, said coach Jeremie Dupont shouted he would “f---ing” bench him during the final minutes of the third period if he didn’t get off the ice at once.

“I was getting called to come in, but the puck was in our zone, but I knew I had to wait until it went out,” Noah said. “Then, I got on the bench and he said, ‘If you don’t come off when I call you, I’m going to effin’ sit you on the bench.’ He didn’t need to say it.”

Shortly after the incident Nov. 30, Noah’s father, David, confronted the coach and Aeros general manager Gino Pagliuso, demanding an apology.

“Gino said, ‘What do you want me to do? Fire him?’ And I told him that wasn’t up to me, but he shouldn’t be condoning (the coach’s) actions. He told me they’d release my son and give me my money back.”

Raso was told by Pagliuso he owed $473 in fees on top of the $2,700 he already ponied up in the summer.


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