CORNWALL – General manager Rick Lalonde and the River Kings made a big splash on Tuesday night at the LNAH trade deadline.
In a blockbuster deal, Cornwall shipped goaltender Loic Lacasse, Simon Desormeaux and a 2nd round draft pick in 2016 to Saint-Georges in exchange for goaltender Kevin Desfossés and forwards Nicolas Larocque-Marcoux, Guillaume Parenteau and Nicolas Therrien.
“Loic has been part of the organization from the beginning so it was tough to make this deal,” said Lalonde. “But we had to do what was best for this hockey club and the return is huge.”
Cornwall then shipped defenceman Alexandre Moisan and a 1st round draft pick in 2015 to Jonquiere for Michael Stinziani.
Finally, the River Kings deal defenceman Dominic D’Amour to Laval for Nicolas D’Aoust.
“We were able to add a few weapons with these deals while only giving up one regular from our lineup,” said Lalonde.
Parenteau had 18 points in 20 games with Saint-Georges, while Larocque-Marcoux had 15 points in 25 games with the Cool FM.
Last season with Quad City in the Central League, the 5-foot-9, 200 lb. Stinziani had 49 points in 60 games.
Cornwall’s next home game is Saturday, Feb. 7, when Sorel visits the Civic Complex. Game time is 7:30 p.m.