Big changes for River Kings lineup

River Kings goalie Loic Lacasse makes a save. Lacasse has been traded to Saint-Georges ahead of the LNAH trade deadline. (Photo/Allison Papineau)

Randi Belec

CORNWALL – Cornwall’s River Kings, General Manager Rick Lalonde made big changes at the LNAH trade deadline.

In a huge deal, Cornwall traded goal tender Loic Lacasse, Simon Desormeaux and a second round draft pick in 2016 to Saint-Georges.

In return they got goaltender Kevin Desfossés and forwards Nicolas Larocque-Marcoux, Guillaume Parenteau and Nicolas Therrien.

“Loic has been part of the organization from the beginning so it was tough to make this deal,” said Lalonde. “But we had to do what was best for this hockey club and the return is huge.”

The River Kings traded defenceman Alexandre Moisan and a 1st round draft pick in 2015 to Jonquiere for Michael Stinziani, who holds 49 points in 60 games.

The last trade made by the River Kings was defenceman Dominic D’Amour to Laval for Nicolas D’Aoust.

New members, Parenteau holds 18 points in 20 games, while Larocque-Marcoux holds 15 points in 25 games.

“We were able to add a few weapons with these deals while only giving up one regular from our lineup,” said Lalonde.

Cornwall’s next home game will be Feb. 7 against Sorel-Tracy at the Civic Complex at 7:30 p.m.

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