Kings dead and buried
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.