February 21, 2018

BREAKING: coach gets jail time for on-ice trip

A minor hockey coach who injured a player by tripping him on the ice after a game at UBC's Thunderbird Arena has been sentenced to 15 days in jail. Martin Tremblay was caught on video in June committing the assault. The judge was harsher than what prosecutors sought. They were willing to let him serve 30 day conditional sentence requiring community … [Read more...]

Hockey coach who tripped player pleads guilty

The minor hockey coach accused of tripping two boys after a game has pleaded guilty to assault. Video surfaced online back in June, showing Martin Tremblay tripping a player during the post-game handshake at UBC Thunderbird Arena, which knocked over another player. One boy broke his wrist. His lawyer, Bob Bellows, says he has written a letter of … [Read more...]

Minor league hockey coach to apologize two tripped players

Martin Tremblay has missed his second straight court appearance. The minor league hockey coach has been charged with two counts of assault after he tripped two players on the opposing team. It was caught on tape, and after being uploaded to YouTube, has been watched more than two million times. Tremblay’s lawyer, Bob Bellows, says his client … [Read more...]

Minor hockey coach facing two counts of assault

A minor hockey coach who allegedly tripped a 13 year old player early this summer -- is now facing charges. Martin Joseph George Tremblay is facing two counts of assault and is set to be back in Richmond Provincial Court in a few days. Tremblay is the coach of the UBC Hornets. In a video shot by a parent, Tremblay can be seen during the hand-shake … [Read more...]

Costner Turns Coach For “McFarland”

Kevin Costner is in talks to star in the lead role in Niki Caro's 1980's-set $ 17 million sports drama "McFarland" at Disney Pictures says the trades. Set in a predominantly Latino small town outside Bakersfield, the true life story follows a coach who created a high school track team that overcame many social and physical hurdles to become … [Read more...]

WATCH NOW: Coach may be charged after tripping player

A video involving a local hockey coach who tripped a young player during the post-game handshake has racked up more than a million hits on Youtube.  The Vancouver Minor Hockey Association has decided to suspend the coach involved.  The boy fell to the ice and suffered a broken wrist after the trip.  Police are considering assault … [Read more...]

Canucks sticking with coach Alain Vigneault

The Vancouver Canucks are sticking with coach Alain Vigneault. They've agreed to a contract extension. The Canucks have been dynamite in the regular season the last couple of years. But getting bounced in the first round of the playoffs by the L-A Kings was tough for the faithful to swallow. There had been speculation Vigneault would wind up in … [Read more...]

Canucks GM Gillis stands by his coach

  It appears Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis wants to keep head coach Alain Vigneault, despite losing in the first round of the playoffs. Gillis was asked why Vigneault isn't with him at the end-of-season news conference, and Gillis says it's because a close friend of his has died and he wanted to get this news conference out of … [Read more...]

Former NHL star is asking the judge to throw the book at his former coach and abuser

Former NHL star Theo Fleury is asking the courts not to show any leniency, as a sentencing hearing gets underway for his former junior coach, and abuser, Graham James. Fleury can't face his abuser in court -- due to a contractual engagement -- so instead, he's releasing his impact statement to the public. His voice cracking, Fleury is asking the … [Read more...]

Buono stepping down as BC Lions coach

Wally Buono has stepped down as head coach of the BC Lions. He'll continue to serve as the Lions general manager, and also picks up a new title: Vice President of football operations. Buono joined the Lions in 2003 and guided the club to Grey Cup victories in 2006 and 2011. He won a total of five Grey cups as a head coach, and seven overall, … [Read more...]