To the surprise of perhaps no one, the River Kings and General Manager Mitch Gagne have parted ways.
Gagne didn’t agree with the direction the team was headed according to owner Brock Frost.
Despite rumours that advisor Rick Lalonde would be named the team’s head coach, that is not the case. Lalonde will now serve as the team’s general manager with the departure of Gagne. Al Wagar will step into the role of assistant GM. Both Lalonde and Wagar were already serving as advisors to Frost.
“The departure of Gagne was not only expected but planned for,” said Frost. “We have the right people in place now to move forward as an organization.”
“Absolutely nothing has changed other than we now have two experienced people in the upper-level management positions of the team,” he said.
In the meantime, the head coach search continues. “We are still in the process of interviewing coaches,” said Frost. “We hope to have someone signed very soon.”
The River Kings have surpassed the 200 season-ticket market which now sits at 203. Also, the team is proud to have already partnered with several key sponsors including: Home Hardware, Bianca’s Hair Salon, Jenni MacDonald Mortgage Broker, The Brick Cornwall, Mainville Flooring, Truffles Burger Bar and Table 21, Shoeless Joe’s Cornwall, Jean Coutu, Booster Juice, RAPS Rating Canada, Milano’s Pizza and Baxtrom’s Independent Grocer.
The first AGM of the Cornwall River Kings Booster Club also takes place this Saturday the Cornwall Civic Complex. The Club, which will serve as an independent arm of the Team, will be responsible for a variety of tasks such as fundraising, volunteer recruitment, public relations and communications and administration of the Kids Club. The Club will be operated by a 15-member executive committee, with 3 appointed positions and 12 elected at large.