VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The court case of a minor hockey coach charged with assault has been delayed for two weeks, and parents are not happy.
Martin Tremblay has been charged with assault. He’s accused of tripping two players during the hand-shake line-up after a game between UBC and Richmond. One player fell and broke his wrist.
It was all caught on camera, with the footage going viral.
Elizabeth Pappas’ son also fell. She says they’ve had problems with Tremblay before. “There was a lot of tension between both teams. I was shocked like everyone else to see it happened to my son as well. I’m even more angry.”
Richmond team manager Tammy Hohlweg says the kids have been definitely affected by the case. “It still makes my heart pound that it’s still going on. So it will be nice to have closure to it and then we can move on.”
Tremblay has been banned indefinitely from the Vancouver Minor Hockey Association.