A Montreal-area minor league hockey coach has been suspended for the rest of the season for ordering his team to do push-ups following a loss.
The league’s disciplinary committee suspended Louis Isabella after he ordered his 11-12 year-old players to perform 50-100 push-ups following a 7-2 loss on September 18th. The players are part of a Peewee Triple-A level team, which means they are playing highly competitive hockey for their age group. This would also mean a lot more is expected from the players. The hockey association says it isn’t against push-ups, just when they are used as a form of punishment.
Is this too old school of a punishment? Did the coach go too far, or given their playing level, are punishments for bad play to be expected?