Canadian water polo player, Nathan Kotylak, who was shown in some notorious images from the Vancouver Stanley Cup riot has been banned from the Canadian national team for two years. Kotylak was handed the suspension by Water Polo Canada’s discipline panel, which means he will not compete at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Adam had argued against a permanent ban from waterpolo when Kotylak was originally named as a riot participant. He applauded the recently sentencing decision as fair.
“Nathan Kotylak’s sentence will create a challenge for him but it’s certainly not insurmountable,” Kreek told CBC News Tuesday. “If he has the skill and if Kotylak has the talents, he will become an athlete who can compete for Canada.”