July 8, 2015 — The Cornwall River Kings and General Manager Rick Lalonde have officially come to terms with four players for the upcoming season:
Pete Karvouniaris: The former Cornwall Colts goaltender quickly became a fan favourite last season and was sensational in the playoffs vs. Sorel. The 25-year-old from Laval had a .917 save percentage in the seven-game series against the LNAH’s top regular season team.
Nicolas Larocque-Marcoux: The speedy winger was acquired from Saint-Georges late last season. In 10 regular season games with Cornwall, Larocque-Marcoux had eight points. The 23-year-old from Gatineau chipped in two goals and two assists in six playoff games for the River Kings. He is a graduate of the QMJHL and also played two seasons for the University of Ottawa in the CIS.
Francois Ouimet: In 20 games with Cornwall last season, Ouimet had six goals and eight assists. The 28-year-old winger added five points in the playoffs. Ouimet, who adds more speed to the River Kings crop of forwards, was acquired from Trois-Rivieres last season.
Michael Stinziani: The skilled Stinziani, acquired at last year’s deadline from Jonquiere, had four points in Cornwall’s playoff series last March. The 26-year-old winger had a combined 100 points in two seasons (2012-13 & 2013-14) with Quad City of the Central Hockey League. The Montreal native is also a graduate of the QMJHL.
More player signings will be announced in the coming weeks.