(Cornwall, ON) The Cornwall River Kings were blanked 3-0 this afternoon by Sorel-Tracy at the Ed Lumley Arena. The River Kings did find the back of the net twice but both goals were called back.
The River Kings thought they took a lead at the 4:44 mark when Steve McJannet scored a goal that was called back due to a high stick. It would be Sorel who strike first when Dominic Chiasson scored at 15:45 right after his club just finished killing back to back penalties. Kurt McSweyn dropped the mitts with Maxime Charron with McSweyn getting the instigator. The frame ended 1-0 for the visitors.
Just eight seconds into the second period Francis Lessard and Sebastien Laferriere drop the mitts but just size each other up for a good minute before the officials send them to the penalty box for delay of game. Right as the two minutes expired Lessard grabbed Laferriere and the missed fight earlier finally happened to the delight of the home crowd of just under 2,500. The only goal of the frame belonged to Sorel when Maxime Charron went in all alone on Loic Lacasse and deked him backhand.
The River Kings outshot Sorel 14-5 in the third but could not solve goalie Francis Gourdeau who recorded the shutout with 37 saves. For the second time in the game the River Kings had a Francis Lessard goal called back at 17:03 due to a hand pass. The HC Carvena sealed the win with an empty net marked before the final buzzer.
The three stars were Maxime Charron (first), Francis Gourdeau (second) and Loic Lacasse (third).
The River Kings play back-to-back home games against Riviere du Loup next weekend. The Saturday night tilt is a 7:30pm and then Sunday afternoon has a 2:30pm puck drop. Tickets to that game are available by calling the River Kings office at 613-935-6219.
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