After several days of uncertainty, the Ligue nord-américaine de hockey announced today that the Cornwall River Kings will undertake the 2013-2014 season.
The Commissioner of the LNAH, Michel Godin, met a group of investors Tuesday evening in Cornwall. After several hours of discussion, an agreement was reached between Bernard Villeneuve current owner and the business group of men to carry out the sale of the River Kings.
The team will continue to bear the name of the River Kings and would like to use the same logo of last year. The investors group wants to install the franchise firmly and long-term in the city of Cornwall.
Some administrative details will be finalized in the coming days so that the transfer of ownership takes place according to the constitution and governance of the LNAH.
The commissioner Godin is pleased with this outcome situation. «A marathon of negotiations and negotiations took place over the past 24 hours to complete this happy ending. Mr David Small, Gokan Karakus and Cory Linthorne (the new owners of River Kings) are welcome in the great family of the LNAH. Your efforts over the past few days will allow the City of Cornwall to continue his adventure in the LNAH. I hope that the entire region is behind you to show support.»
The training camp of the Ontario team will therefore continue to allow players to be able to undertake the 2013-2014 season in excellent physical shape.
This ends Bernie Villeneuve’s era as the first owner of the River Kings. We have embedded the video below as a tribute!
So hockey fans will you be going to River Kings now? You can post your comments below.