Video: Coach trips teen hockey player after loss
UNDATED (WHDH) -- A youth hockey coach in Canada has been arrested after stepping into trouble on the ice.
In a video posted online he appears to trip an opposing player during post-game handshakes after the teen helped defeat the coach's squad.
It happened after a game in a 10-to-12-year-old league and took less than 24 hours for the video to make worldwide headlines.
"It was a disgusting game at the end," said Elizabeth, a player’s a mother.
Elizabeth’s son Michael was one of two rival players knocked down.
"He should be banned. He should be fined as well. He shouldn’t be coaching any kid’s sports. He picked the wrong career," Elizabeth said.
Michael was not harmed, but his teammate broke his wrist.
Legal experts say assault charges would make sense.
"Well what was seen on video seems to be an intentional trip. And any intentional contact like that would make out an assault," said a legal expert.
The coach won’t be sanctioned by the informal spring league that he was coaching on because the season is over. But other leagues say based on what they’ve seen, he’s out.
"I don’t think he’ll be coaching for us in the future," one man said.
Despite the team’s name, the UBC Hornets play on the university’s ice but isn’t affiliated with the school. But as facilitators, they will review the coach’s before.
Canadian police are determining whether to file charges against the coach.