CORNWALL –With the team struggling financially, the River Kings are turning to the public for some help.
In an effort to help the financially-strapped organization, the team is launching a March Madness Ticket Blitz. Next Saturday, when Saint-Georges comes to town, all tickets will be $5.
The team is looking to break the single-game attendance record in the LNAH. More importantly, the team needs a boost in attendance.
“We are doing everything we possibly can,” said David Small, owner of the River Kings. “Players have been making sacrifices as well to keep this team here,” he said. “They are a great group of guys and they are playing for the love of the game.”
The River Kings were behind the eight-ball to start the season with no advertising deal in place. Obviously, not all revenue streams are available at the moment.
Potential investors are also asked to contact the team if interested. Small can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOME LOSS: The league-leading Trois-Rivières Viking skated to a 2-1 victory on Sunday afternoon at the Civic Complex, sweeping a weekend home-and-home series with the River Kings.
With the win, Trois-Rivières improved to 26-4-4, having allowed a league-low 103 goals in 34 games. Cornwall’s record fell to 12-17-4 with the defeat in front of 1,158 spectators.
Thomas Beauregard opened the scoring with the only goal of the first period, when he slid the puck under Loic Lacasse’s right pad with 16 seconds left in the opening frame.
In the second, Nicolas Pitsikoulis picked up a loose puck in the high slot, then spun and fired one past a surprised Marco Cousineau at 10:48 to level the score. The Viking would respond on a powerplay however, as Alexandre Jacques took advantage of a bounce off the end boards to beat Lacasse at 13:41. The goal would stand as the game-winner.
Cornwall outshot Trois-Rivières 29-26. The announced stars were Cousineau (first), Lacasse (second) and River Kings captain Steve Simoes.
ROAD LOSS: On Friday night, Cousineau made 33 stops as the Viking hung on for a 5-3 victory on home ice. Nicolas Corbeil scored his team-leading 17th goal of the season for Cornwall, while Simoes chipped in with his first of the campaign. J.P. Caron also scored for the River Kings. Peter-James Corsi led the Trois-Rivières attack with a goal and 2 assists.