A youth hockey coach in Vancouver has been arrested after he was accused of tripping a member of the opposing team during the end-of-game handshake routine. The 13-year-old player broke his wrist.
The RCMP arrested a coach who was accused of tripping a 13-year-old member of an opposing team. The charges are unspecified. The incident happened Saturday at Thunderbird Arena on the University of British Columbia campus, where teams from Richmond and Vancouver were playing, CP writes.
As the teams shook hands after the game, a 13-year-old player from Richmond fell to the ice, said Sergeant Paulena Gidda of the RCMP, which polices the campus.
“To brace himself from hitting the ice, he [the player] put both his wrists out and sustained minor injuries to his forearm and wrists,” Sgt. Gidda said in an interview, CP notes.
Video of the incident shows the handshakes opposing teams often exchange after a game. Near the end of the routine, the coach in question sticks out his foot and a player suddenly falls to the ground. It's unclear if the trip was intentional or accidental.