Cornwall River Kings Begin a New Chapter as I Drop the Puck & Introduce the Moreau Family to Cornwall! DEC 14, 2014

Cornwall River Kings Begin a New Chapter as I Drop the Puck & Introduce the Moreau Family to Cornwall!   DEC 14, 2014

gilcig centre ice RKCORNWALL Ontario – It’s great to write a happy story about the Cornwall River Kings.    The next chapter in their history began this week when Steve Moreau helped save the team by purchasing it after the disaster created by Cornwall’s own Criminal City Councilor Brock Fraud Frost.

Mr. Frost had run as low a budget as possible and some of the team’s better players were off shooted as recently as a few weeks before he lost control of the team after the Darren Madden fiasco was exposed via CFN.

It was an honor to return to centre ice at the Civic Complex to drop the first puck.  It was sad that because of a hate group on facebook that security was ultra tight.

The good news was that attendance was up and other than a few heavy Fluoride drinkers it was a great game that the River Kings nearly won.

Simoes brock slap(In the video below I drop the puck and introduce the Moreau family.  Captain Steve Simoes delivers the monies that Brock Frost said were stolen by volunteers.)

The team garnered a point Friday night in their OT loss.     The thing for our city though is how it is displaying itself for the world to see.  Mr. Moreau and his family aren’t from Cornwall.  He chose to make an investment in this team and our community when no local buyer would step up.

That’s a good thing. That a bunch of low lifes made boycott sounds and other drama on social media doesn’t send the right message.

Gilcig Moreau Racine DEC 13 2014The River Kings are  a great product for our city.  They also export the Cornwall brand to places that have some of the best chance of growth in our community; Quebec.   It might be something the fans should think about.     Last night Mr. Moreau had a chance to gauge the local reaction and vibe as he has to make some big decisions as to whether he ups the talent budget this year, especially facing the losses that the team will most likely shoulder.  As spirited as the boys played Friday and Saturday the roster needs help.

There’s plenty of hockey left and plenty of time to turn the team around.

It was nice to see and chat with Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy  as well as former owner Dave Small.   Council candidate Roland Besner came up to say hello too, and I was told Councilor Dupelle was in the house as well.

Now it’s up to the fans.  The attendance was up, but we’ll have to do better to fill our barn.   Mr. Moreau’s plea to bring a friend is something anyone that wants to see River King hockey will hopefully consider.   It’s up to the fans of this city to show their pride and inspire new ownership to deliver a winner.

As for myself it’s back to the hard news grind that is CFN.   I want to thank our amazing community for the support and kindness during my own travails at the hand of the Kings former owner Mr. Frost.  Justice, and the truth will prevail.

Special thanks to Mr. Wyatt Walsh for helping with the camera Saturday night and nurse Debbie Cameron for her photo above.

Oddly enough the Seaway News was too busy to cover the event or game as of Sunday morning….

What do you think Hockey fans?  Will you bring a friend and help make the team a success?  You can post your comment below.

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Hugger1
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I was at last night’s game. I’d say boos and cheers for Jamie were a little heavier on the boo side, but not by much. Jamie’s speech was short, as I don’t think he knew what to expect (boos or cheers). Steve Moreau’s speech was short as well, but to the point. I loved the point when he said he wasn’t a politician. Was that a dig at the former owner? He was right we all have to bring friends to the games. Steve Simoes little speech was very good as well. I think he wanted to say more about… Read more »

gerry
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Well done Mr Moreau for stepping up to the plate, and well done Jaime, for if not for you outing Frosty Frost the “snow man” there certainly would not be another chance for the River Kings and Cornwall.

jules
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Jamie a job well done by you and those low life hooligans are exactly what I described and you are the best down there in Cornwall to report the real news. You have done a wonderful job just showing up at the arena and dropping the puck on the ice. Cornwall has a number of fraudsters and you discovered another one and yes fraud is a crime and that is what a lot of people do not realize. This is more than just Brock (Fraud) Frosty the Showman because he represents Cornwall and it is a real shame to have… Read more »

Wow!
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A bit more convivial than expected by the mad hatters, drunk mouth-breathers aside. No mention of boos in other media. New owner appears to have chutzpah.

Colin Munro
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What a receptive crowd lol how did it feel to waltz out to center ice hearing boo’s? Clearly it is reflective of the lack of support you have from the people of Cornwall. Any more updates on the status of the criminal charges that you are facing? You are quite the community role model !

Mary Anne Pankhurst
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The video is great. Wow. Mr. Moreau is so natural, from…We couldn’t let a good team go to waste, to new beginnings, and bring a friend!

Looks like the haters didn’t spoil the moment for the players, fans, the Moreau family or you Jamie.

They were but a tiny, though useful, contrast.

Hugger1
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I’d say there were a few more boos than cheers for Jaime last night, but not by much. But you have to remember the ceremony wasn’t about Jaime, it was to introduce the new RK owner.

Dave
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chutzpah…I like that from Wow! He/she ( I thought we were to use our full name J.). Anyway, I concur with Hugger1 and like her thoughts on the changes to score board and certainly seating. I am not sure of the numbers but say they were 4400 max. or maybe 5000 with the lower seating. Curtain containment may well be a good idea, with supervision behind them of course. I offered a suggestion to Ms. Christine Lefebvre last year to take each second row out of each corner set of seats, one corner at a time as pricing allows. extend… Read more »

Hugger1
Guest

I couldn’t tell where or how many boo birds were there last night. I was in the last row of a section to be comfortable.

Dave….Hugger1 is a man, not a woman.

The curtain system I’m suggesting is used in a lot of arenas to block off unused seats. Usually no security is required behind the curtains.

I like your other suggestions. The city has to get proactive if the complex is to survive without a major cash infusion yearlu. The arena needs a major updating, it’s stuck in the 80’s.

Dave Windsor
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With respect Jamie, the detractors are not alone. There is a wider segment at large that do have a lifetime of hurt as some were directly affected by your arguments other than just the Saturday crowd. Getting ‘over it’ will tke a lot of belief in what you do with your ‘realease’ on a hard fought campaign to uproot the former mayor and his support group of councilors. Surely you jest when you seem to flg ‘one loud but isolated group, without the understanding that a wider number of those not at the arena felt as they do. So many… Read more »

jerry
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Dave that is great thinking. That sounds doable. I was thinking also, that if we stop the greed once in a while and have a RK game at $5 per person it would get more people into it. say one night tickets are only $5 no tax or anything just $5 and you can go watch a game. That would be an excellent way to get new faces and just to get people to try it out. Or how about $15 or $10 with non perishable food? Everyone wins , the main thing is to get new people to just… Read more »

jerry
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It was a great game. A little disappointed they lost, but hey there’s always next. At least it was close this time. I had to move seats though I was way too close to that loud mothed drunk. You handled yourself well during the interview with the seeker. Glad to see you guys working it out.

mary bray
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It,s too bad that a few drunks were so vocal that were in one section & obviously birds of a feather. There well may be others that are loyal friends of those who have been ousted by CFN but at the end of the day they have to build a bridge & just get over it.It is time to ban together for the good of Cornwall & small business who have been hurt in the past. I was very happy to see more of the many CFN supporters coming public with that support, better late than never.I was very happy… Read more »

David Oldham
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What kind of person revels in the potential discomfort of others? Is this Colin Munro really that simple minded stereo typical bigot used to portray the scummy side of ignorance? Would he not be better served by silence?

Hugger1
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I fully agree with the recent comments of Dave Windsor and Admin.

Hugger1
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Hugger1

Oh, forgot to add David Oldham too.

Hugger1
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You can tell itès Monday. Add Mary Bray and Jerry.

jules
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One correction I said Mr. Samson when I meant Mr. Sabourin.

jules
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Mr. Windsor Cornwall’s mentality is going to have to change if it wants to progress in the 21st century. Taking away business contracts from others shows a mighty backward way of thinking and bullies and businesses will go elsewhere. We need to open a new chapter and out with the old and in with the new. Those who booed Jamie are looser and drunks and hooligans.

Dave Windsor
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Dave Windsor

I appreciate the favorable comments and the update about Hugger1 being a he. As I commented about long term associates of those who got their popularity and knuckles rapped, it was obvious by the election results that more of the specific ‘voters’ showed their ire and favor for digging Jamie did. Though that may translate to more connective tissue with the advertising community no doubt the will be looking over their collective shoulders to see if the Chamber and others are still applying ‘are you to remain my friend or become my foe’ due to their personal bias’, due more… Read more »

jules
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Very well put Mr. Windsor. If Jamie didn’t find out what is really going on then Cornwall would be going deeper and deeper into the quick sand hiding its dirty linen. Jamie is an excellent journalist and I have said it many times before and is an independent and not with any corporation so he can come out with things that they would not touch. The people of Cornwall have to change and accept independent media. People have to ignore the hillbilly ways of the clique and BOB (oh boy that was hard to say is name when I want… Read more »

Dave Windsor
Guest

Thanks Jules. Censorship in some countries came at a price. The freedom of speech was limited to whose shop avoided the mafia shootings and political retributions. Today is almost as obtrusive with those so tied into the political leaders that all it took was a few to recommend abstinence by saving the bad character actors at the expense of business’s gaining sales from all sources of readership…….yes, including this one. Censorship and annulation of a business(this one)is very counter to freedom of speech that many so fought for they changed the course of history. The comment ‘we’d all be speaking… Read more »

Dave Windsor
Guest

Kudos to Jamie but we need be somewhat more realistic here. Yes, his input in large measure asserted issues important to the voters. Mr. Frost, whom I initially supported on Facebook and on this media was elected (hey, maybe I had influence to a minor measure of those who voted for him). I initially take people at face value, giving full credit where I in his case saw fit. Was I fooled? Perhaps. While others I supported did not get the call to duty.. Wow is me. I am sure though will all Jamie did was a great measure as… Read more »