Tough test faces River Kings on Friday night
The red-hot River Kings face a tough test on Friday night when they face the defending LNAH champion Thetford Assurancia. The good news is that the game will be played in the friendly confines of the Civic Complex. It’s a rare home-ice contest on a Friday night in Cornwall – in fact the only one this season.
The River Kings enter the game as one of the league’s hottest teams, having gone 4-0-1 in their last five contests.
Bob Desjardins has the luxury of choosing between a pair of confident netminders, Pete Karvouniaris and Charles Corsi. Both goalies earned victories in the Cornwall crease last weekend.
Last Sunday, the River Kings played in front of a season-high crowd of 1,285. The team hopes to better that number tomorrow, which is "Poster Night" at the Complex.
Goaltenders Pete Karvouniaris and Charles Corsi have been named the league's 1st and 3rd stars, respectively. Karvouniaris backstopped the River Kings to a 2-1 shootout victory at St-Georges last Friday with a 34-save performance. Not to be outdone, Corsi stood tall in goal for the River Kings with a 30-save outing in Sunday's 3-1 home-ice victory over the same Cool FM.
Newly-acquired power-forward Keven Veilleux received honourable mention from the LNAH. Veilleux scored all three River Kings goals in Sunday's game at the Civic Complex.
– files from Rodney Wilson