CORNWALL Ontario – Local hockey fans who have stuck with the River Kings through a difficult start to the season are being rewarded of late. And those loyal fans are in for a treat on Sunday afternoon.
Cornwall, 5-0-1 in its last six games, hosts the rival Laval Predateurs on Valentine’s Day at the Civic Complex. The puck drops at 3 p.m.
First, the River Kings travel to Trois-Rivieres on Friday night to take on the Blizzard.
There are only three home dates left on the schedule for Cornwall and Sunday’s matinee should be entertaining to say the least.
There certainly isn’t any love lost between Cornwall and Laval. The last time these two teams faced off, a 4-1 River Kings victory at Laval on Jan. 22, there were 68 minutes in penalties handed out in the third period alone.
“I hope they bring the same type of game to our rink,” said head coach Bob Desjardins. “Our last trip to Laval, nobody on our team backed down from their tough guys.”
“We are going to be ready for the same type of game,” said Desjardins.
VEILLEUX: Hulking forward Keven Veilleux, acquired prior to the LNAH trade deadline, has definitely impressed in his first handful of games with the River Kings. In five games with Cornwall, the 6-foot-5 centre has 10 points (6 goals, 4 assists). Veilleux has just missed out on the LNAH 3 Stars of the Week the last two straight weeks, receiving honourable mention from the league for his efforts.