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A youth hockey coach in Vancouver tripped a 13-year-old player, leaving the kid with a broken wrist.
“I don’t ever want to see that coach on a bench behind kids ever again,” said Richmond Steel team manager Tammy Hohlweg. “It’s just horrible that a coach would go after a child like that and what’s even more horrible is that their team won. We were the losing team and that guy still went after our kid.”
The footage, which was shot by a parent, shows the two teams shaking hands following the game at UBC’s Thunderbird Arena. The coach, wearing a black jacket and beige pants, moves down the line before sticking out his right foot.
A player in a blue Steel jersey fell. That caused a second player to go down as well.
The unidentified hockey coach was arrested, but later released.
“Charges will be forwarded at a later date, pending the results of the investigation,” said RCMP Sgt. Paulena Gidda.
The victim’s parents will decide whether or not to press charges.