How did I miss this yesterday?
On Tuesday, the Flyers signed 23-year-old Harry Zolnierczyk to an entry level contract. Zolnierczyk was the captain of Brown's hockey team and the Ivy League player of the year. Sounds like a nice young lad. But wait, there's more.
When playing for the Junior A Alberni Valley Dogs (oh Canada…), Zolnierczyk was charged with the production and distribution of a pornographic video involving an underage girl.
It sounds worse than it is. Zolnierczyk was on the receiving end of a live webcam stream of friend Brad Harding's conquest of a 17-year-old girl. Zolnierczyk then saved the video and played it for members of his hockey team. Ivy League guys are just the worst type of humans. [Canada.com]
"She told police she believed that she had been recorded while having a consensual sex act with [co-accused] Brad Harding, and that people had viewed it," Baines told court.
According to the Crown, the video itself was recorded in Harding's bedroom, at the home of his billet family in November 2006, by a webcam mounted on his computer.
The webcam, in turn, broadcast the images to Zolnierczyk's computer.
Baines said it is believed the video was played for members of the hockey club, but the images might not have come to light but for the windstorm of Dec. 11, 2006, which left the two players stranded at the home of three women in Nanaimo for the night.
Ah yes, the great windstorm of Dec, 2006. God I hate Canada.
Let that story fill your head with images of preppy Canadian boys sitting around a computer- he's re-engaging eh! Somewhere, Finch – shit break – would be proud.
Zolnierczyk received a three-year conditional discharge (essentially probation) for his involvement. Unfortunately for him, the term "child pornographer" covers a whole spectrum of misdeeds. There really needs to be a law that implements a five-year age gap when bringing underage charges.
In either case, this guy will get along just fine with Carts.
via Philly Barstool