Cornwall, Ontario — The Cornwall River Kings defeated the 3L from Riviere du Loups twice on home ice over the weekend. They doubled them in both games with a 4-2 win this afternoon and a 6-3 victory last night at the Ed Lumley arena.
It was a slow start with both clubs choosing to sit back and wait for the other to make a mistake. The momentum shifted after Alex Bourret dropped the gloves with Jean-Phillipe Lauzé. Sasha Pokulok sent a long distance pass to Anthony Pittarelli who beat the 3L tender high glove side with a backhand. It was 1-0 after the first period.
Early in the second Philippe Bolduc hit Jonathan Jasper who stayed down. Bolduc quickly has to answer the River Kings Steve McJannet for the hit. Jasper would leave the game but return a short while later. Shortly after another questionable hit, this time to Olivier Proulx gets hit from behind by Sylvain Deschatelets. Brennan Barker come to Proulx`s defense and takes on Deschatelets. The 3L thought they had a goal with 1:44 to go in the frame when the referee pointed at the net, but the other officials stepped in and after a short chat the goal was called off.
The 3L stuck around long enough to bury a power play marker 9:48 into the third when Nocholas Chouinard found the back of the net to tie things up. Pittarelli scores his second of the game thanks to a sloppy line change from the 3L to regain the lead with only 2:58 to go. Just 12 seconds later Alex Bourret makes it 3-1 off a nice pass in the slot from Nicolas Corbeil. The 3L make things interesting when they pull their goalie and score with 1:18 to go. The River Kings would seal the win just before the final buzzer when Olivier Proulx scores into an empty net with just one second to go.
Fred Piche gets the win for Cornwall with 37 saves and earns second star honors. Steve McJannet was named second star while Anthony Pittarelli was the game`s first star.
On Saturday night Pierre-Luc Faubert scored a pair of goals to lead the River Kings to a 6-3 win. Olivier Proulx and Nicolas Corbeil each chipped in with a goal and an assist in front of 2,588 fans. Captain Steve Simoes opened the scoring at 8:43 of the first with his first goal since returning from an upper-body injury. The announced stars were Pierre-Luc Faubert (first), Kurt McSweyn (second) and Olivier Proulx (third).
The River Kings are on the road after a weekend home stand with a trip to Trois-Rivieres on Friday evening. Next Saturday Sorel-Tracy is at the Ed Lumley Arena for a 7:30pm tilt. Tickets to that game are available by calling the River Kings office at 613-935-6219.
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