Coach alleges parent assaulted him at N.W.T. tournament
Yellowknife RCMP investigating incident at youth hockey tournament
Yellowknife RCMP are investigating an incident that took place last weekend at a youth hockey tournament.
A coach is accusing a parent of assaulting him during a Yellowknife Minor Hockey Tournament at the Ed Jeske arena last Sunday.
Midget, Peewee and Bantam Teams came in from across the N.W.T. to compete.
A male coach told police he was hit in the head by a male parent during the last game of the three-day event.
RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Marc Coloumbe says he's never heard of anything like this at a kids sporting event. But in five provinces, brawls have become such a regular event that parents who register their kids in hockey are required to take a mandatory online Respect in Sport course.
CBC News spoke with the coach, who asked to remain anonymous. He says he didn't sustain any major injuries and that he's happy with the environment that he says the Yellowknife Minor Hockey association provides.
He says he doesn't want the incident to discourage people from getting involved in the sport.
RCMP say no charges have been laid at this time.