And a spectacular evening is planned for Cornwall fans.
The River Kings host the defending champion Jonquiere Marquis at the Ed Lumley Arena. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.
There will be plenty of new faces in the lineup for Cornwall, including newly signed towering defenceman Brett Angel. The 6-foot-6, 248 lb. native of Kingston will add plenty of size and toughness to the Cornwall blueline. The River Kings, after a hectic off-season, will also welcome back core veterans such as Loic Lacasse, Pierre-Luc Faubert, Nicolas Corbeil, among many others.
There will also be a special presentation before the game as the River Kings honour local hero Andrew Vink. Last month at training camp, Vink came to the rescue when young fan Clayton Cadieux was choking on loonies. After several frantic seconds, Vink was able to successfully perform the Heimlich manoeuver on Clayton, who began breathing once again.
After a trip to CHEO in Ottawa, Clayton has fully recovered.
Vink and the Cadieux family will be reunited at centre ice on Saturday night to drop the ceremonial puck.
Single-game adult tickets are $14, seniors/students are $10 and children under the age of 12 are $5. Also, children attending Saturday’s game wearing a Halloween costume will receive a free ticket to Cornwall’s next home game.
The River Kings (1-0-1) visit Saint-Georges on Friday night.