River Kings partner with Children's Aid Society in 2015 Christmas Star Campaign

The River Kings and the Children's Aid Society of Cornwall have teamed up in the 2015 Christmas Star Campaign. At this week's game (Saturday, Dec. 5 versus Thetford), fans are asked to donate a toy to make a child’s wish come true.

Any donation made will give fans a ballot for a chance to win a lovely basket of Prizes and a free ticket to the upcoming River Kings game on Dec. 12. Ballots will also be available for purchase for $2 each.

Former ECHL player newly signed

The River Kings have signed free agent forward Chris Kushneriuk of Ottawa. The 28-year old played the last four seasons in the ECHL. Last year, with the Florida Everblades, Kushneriuk had 10 goals and 15 assists (25 points) in 49 games. 

“Chris adds good size and a little more sandpaper up front,” said Rick Lalonde, GM and head coach of the River Kings. “He’s not afraid to go in the corners and in front of the net and he can also put the puck in the net.”

The 6 ft., 190 lb. forward played NCAA Division I hockey with both the Wayne State Warriors and the Robert Morris Colonials. Kushneriuk also played three seasons in the CJHL with Kanata and Orleans.

The Cornwall LNAH team has dealt with a rash of injuries in recent weeks, and Lalonde is on the phone daily trying to improve his roster. 

Kushneriuk will be in the lineup on Saturday, when the River Kings host the Thetford Assurancia. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

– files from Rodney Wilson