CORNWALL – With training camp less than six weeks away, the River Kings roster is taking shape, particularly on the blue line. The team has come to terms with three more defenceman for the 2015-16 season.
Jason Lepine, Sasha Pokulok and Nicolas Therrien have been inked by general manager Rick Lalonde.
“We’ve got plenty of depth on the blue line, there’s no doubt about that,” said Lalonde.
After stops in the SPHL, IHL, AHL and ECHL, Lepine spent three seasons overseas before joining the hometown River Kings last season. He had seven points in 22 games for Cornwall in 2014-15; he missed several games due to injury.
The 29-year-old Pokulok, the River Kings first pick at the 2012 LNAH draft, will return to Cornwall for a fourth season. In 104 career games with the River Kings, the 6-foot-5 defenceman from Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, has 99 points.
Therrien, who as acquired from Saint-Georges last season, had a combined eight points in 18 games with the two teams in 2014-15. The 25-year-old from Chateauguay, QC, is a QMJHL graduate, who captained the Chicoutimi Sagueneens in 2010-11. That season, he had 44 points in 68 games.
Season tickets are now on sale: Adults $250; Students/Seniors $200; Children under 12 $140. Contact the River Kings office at 613-933-9797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIGNINGS TO DATE
G Pete Karvouniaris, 25, Laval, QC
D Brennan Barker, 30, Long Sault, ON
D Jonathan Jasper, 23, Williamstown, ON
D Jason Lepine, 30, Cornwall, ON
D Sasha Pokulok, 29, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC
D Ryan Sullivan, 26, Cardinal, ON
D Nicolas Therrien, 25, Chateauguay, QC
F J.P. Caron, 23, Shawinigan, QC
F Antony Courcelles, 23, Laval, QC
F Pierre-Luc Faubert, 29, Levis, QC
F Nicolas Larocque-Marcoux, 23, Gatineau, QC
F Francois Ouimet, 28, Lorraine, QC
F Guillaume Parenteau, 28, Longueuil, QC
F Michael Stinziani, 26, Montreal, QC
F Robbie Thomson, 26, Prescott, ON
BBQ SATURDAY: The River Kings will host a BBQ on Saturday afternoon at Jean Coutu in Cornwall. Swing by for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Raffle tickets will be sold at the BBQ for the chance to win a game worn River Kings jersey from 2014-15. Ticket prices are $2 each or three for $5. The winner will be selected randomly on Monday.