Kings dead and buried

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens - Sean Bray

As late as Mon­day, there was still life in the LNAH Corn­wall River Kings, de­spite an an­nounce­ment last week that the plug had been pulled on the Se­away City’s pro hockey club

Team owner Steve Morneau continued to ex­plore other op­tions for new own­er­ship and spon­sor­ship, with the league set­ting an Aug. 29 late-af­ter­noon dead­line. A group led by Rod­ney Rivette at­tempted to meet conditions im­posed by the LNAH, but was un­able to do so, as the 4 p.m. dead­line passed.

Sub­se­quently, the LNAH ex­ec­u­tive rec­om­mended that the league move for­ward with seven teams for the 2016-17 sea­son, set­ting an Aug. 31 dis­per­sal draft for play­ers on the River Kings ros­ter. A dis­per­sal draft will be held on Wed­nes­day, Aug. 31. To see the league’s full an­nounce­ment, in French, please see our web­site at www.sportsinth­e­glens.ca

Since their in­cep­tion in 2012, the club has gone through nu­mer­ous own­ers, as pro hockey strug­gled to find its au­di­ence in Corn­wall.

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