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A provincial court judge in Richmond has sentenced a minor hockey coach who assaulted a player last year to 15 days in jail.
Martin Tremblay was hoping for a suspended sentence and maybe a fine.
But judge Patrick Chen says society must send a strong message society will not tolerate the assault of children by adults.
The 15 days, to be served intermittently on weekends, are a harsher penalty than requested by the crown, who was willing to accept 30 days community service.
Tremblay must also serve 12 months probation for what the judge called a "cowardly sucker punch" when he tripped the 13 year old boy who sprained his wrist when he fell to the ice.