BREAKING – Cornwall Ontario River Kings Sold To Local Business Group – More to Come!

rkings logoAfter 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.

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  1. This is awesome news and very welcomed!! Congratulations to the new owners!!
    My husband and I went to many games last season and enjoyed them all. It is good, fast paced hockey with the enjoyment of the NHL.
    It has been a struggle over the past few days and weeks in order for this sale to happen, however, in the end, the Cornwall fans and players have won!
    Our thanks to Bernie Villeneuve for bringing this team to Cornwall.
    GO RIVER KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Looking forward to the games. Let the party begin…
    Good job Bernie.

  3. That’s great news, but if they continue with general-admission seating for non-season ticket holders, I’m staying home.

  4. Great news ! Al Wagar is the new GM, Simoes, will be player-coach. Let’s get going with season tickets & packages ?

  5. Thank you Bernie

  6. Hello pay for view, this is Brooklyn calling! Hook me up with the Cornwall RiverKings.

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    Wouldn’t it be wild if whomever is in charge of marketing for the River Kings actually reached out the most read Newspaper and asked to work with CFN?

  8. go river king go i hope that are team will be here forand giv years to come i hope and that are new owner will thanks Bernie for everything he try and give him a high five and free booster

  9. It’s not over until it is over. Until the i’s are dotted, the t’s are crossed, don’t hold your breath.

    That being said, I too am hopeful they can give us a show as they did last year. A friend and I hardly missed a game. As far as general admission being an issue with

    Doug September 11, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    :That’s great news, but if they continue with general-admission seating for non-season ticket holders, I’m staying home.”

    WHAT are you saying Doug? Did some one pick your seat?

    Thank goodness Al Wager is back as new GM and with ‘Simoes’ as player coach, I know the fans will be their for them. They are both so dedicated to this game and this team in particular, we can’t help but have a stellar year.

    Get those contracts signed and we’ll be there.

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