Connecticut youth hockey assistant coach has been fired after grabbing an opposing player
A Connecticut youth hockey assistant coach has been fired after grabbing an opposing player and causing him to fall to the ice near the end of a tournament game in New Hampshire on New Year’s Eve. Corey Sutherland, who also is a police officer in Vernon, Connecticut, was the coach involved in the Dec. 31 incident in Hooksett, New Hampshire, Vernon police confirmed Friday. Police have launched an internal affairs investigation. The South Windsor Youth Hockey Association said in a statement Wednesday that the coach was “terminated and forbidden from coaching” in any association events, but it did not name the coach. “This type of action is not indicative of our organization and what we strive to be,” the association said. “We strongly oppose and are offended by this type of action.