VANCOUVER -- A Canadian youth hockey coach is being investigated after he tripped a 13-year-old opponent during a post-game handshake, potentially breaking the boy's wrist as he fell to the ice, CTV News reported.
Martin Tremblay, who coaches the UBC Hornets, landed in hot water after his team defeated the Richmond Steel 5-4 in the youth league's gold medal game at the University of British Columbia on Saturday.
Video of the incident showed Tremblay working his way through the handshake line when he appeared to stick out his foot, catching an opposing player's skate and sending two boys face first on to the ice.
One of the boys suffered a broken wrist as he attempted to catch himself, according to Steel manager Tammy Hohlweg.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Paulena Gidda told CTV that investigators were considering charges of assault or assault causing bodily harm against Tremblay, depending on the severity of the player's injuries.
Witnesses told CTV that Tremblay, who also is seen in the video displaying his middle finger to people in the stands, claimed he slipped on the ice. He could not be reached by the station for comment.