Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Flyers Sign Kinky Zolnierczyk

The Flyers have agreed to an entry-level contract with the Ivy League's player of the year Harry Zolnierczyk. Registering 16 goals for Brown University this past season as a forward, Zolnierczyk had 31 points and 128 penalty minutes for the Bears this season. In 114 games at Brown, Zolnierczyk had 30 goals, 39 assists, and 238 penalty minutes.

Before playing for Brown, Zolnierczyk played for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). In the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 seasons with the Bulldogs, he played in 100 games registering 29 goals and 31 assists.

Aside from the numbers, it's important to point out one major thing Zolnierczyk has done in his life: distributed porn. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer (relayed from the Brown Daily Herald), Zolnierczyk was sentenced to three years of probation and a conditional discharge (in June of 2008) for his part in the production and distribution of a pornographic video involving his Alberni Valley teammate Bradley Harding and Harding's girlfriend, who at the time was an underage girl.

According to Canada.com, Harding videotaped himself having sex with his girlfriend in his bedroom with a webcam. With Harding's girlfriend unaware of the video ever being made, the webcam broad casted the video of the sexual encounter to Zolnierczyk's computer. The video had been played for various members of the Bulldogs' hockey team, but that was all, apparently, Harding's doing. Zolnierczyk got in trouble when both him and Harding were stranded at the home of three women in Nanaimo due to a windstorm in December of 2006. It was then when Zolnierczyk signed on to his PhotoBucket account and showed the video to the three women, who turned out to be friends of the victim.

Zolnierczyk was arrested on Valentine's Day in 2007 and interviewed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Zolnierczyk denied the existence of the video. On April 5, evidence claimed Zolnierczyk was lying as investigators uncovered an item called "Harding's Porn Shoot -- Take 1003" on Harding's computer. Zolnierczyk was charged with the aforementioned crime in July of 2007.

I understand we (including myself at the moment) are all young and stupid at one time. However, these actions, if they indeed did happen, are disgraceful. I hope Zolnierczyk has changed his ways especially if he is going to represent the Flyers' organization.   
                                                                Bradley Harding

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