CORNWALL Ontario – The River Kings, sporting new flashy warmup jerseys, looked pretty impressive with a 6-0 victory over Sorel-Tracy in LNAH pre-season action at the Civic Complex on Saturday night.
The veteran line of Julien Corriveau, J.P. Caron and Antony Courcelles sparked Cornwall with a seven-point performance against the Eperviers, which eliminated Cornwall last spring.
Corriveau got things started early, converting 23 seconds into the contest on a feed from Courcelles, who then beat Adam Russo with a heavy wrist shot at 2:11 of the first.
Marc-Andre Levasseur, with a shorthanded marker, gave the River Kings a 3-0 lead at 9:10 of the opening frame. The goal chased Russo, in favour of former Cornwall goaltender Paul Bourbeau Jr.
Caron, left all alone in front, buried a pass from Courcelles 2:19 into the second. Yan Dumontier, with the River Kings on a 5-on-3 powerplay, and Michael Stinziani, with a nifty deke, also chipped in second-period goals for Cornwall.
Robbie Thomson had his first tilt for the River Kings, dropping the mitts with David Lacroix mid-way through the first. The two squared off again late in the second period after the River Kings took a 6-0 lead.
Pete Karvouniaris stopped all 19 shots he faced in the opening two periods. He was replaced by Philippe Gingras for the final 20 minutes of action.
COMING UP NEXT: Next weekend, the River Kings have a home-and-home with the Laval Predateurs. Cornwall visits Laval on Friday night and the two teams meet again on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Civic Complex. Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are only $5 for all ages (general admission).
SEASON TICKETS: Season tickets are currently on sale: Adults $250; Students/Seniors $200; Children under 12 $140. Contact the River Kings office at 613-933-9797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.