River Kings fall to Riviere-du-Loup

CORNWALL – The River Kings are still struggling – not only on the ice but with keeping fans in the stands.

There were 838 people at the civic complex Saturday night as the Riviere-du-Loup came from behind to beat Cornwall 6-4.

Scoring for Cornwall were J.P. Caron, David Croteau, Francois Ouimet and Nicolas Larocque-Marcoux.

On Friday, the River Kings lost to Sorel 5-3.

Cornwall will be in Laval Friday at 8 p.m. for a match up with the Predateurs.

Trade news

Earlier in the day, the River Kings announced they had dealt Francis Lessard to the Jonquiere Marquis for defencemen William Lacasse, Jonathan Parisien, plus two picks.

With the trade deadline a week-and-a-half away, the team has indicated that more trades will happen in the next while.

“Rick (Lalonde) and I, we’re working on something else and trust us it’s a big move that will be good for our hockey team,” said Bob Desjardins, assistant general manager.

The River Kings also signed a pair of players this week.

Defenceman Guillaume Veilleux is a QMJHL graduate with five years and 143 LNAH games of experience with the LNAH. Forward Eric Satim has been playing the last four seasons with Knoxville in the Southern Professional Hockey League. He had 23 goals and 28 assists last season with the Ice Bears.

Satim had an assist tonight (Saturday) in his first home game with Cornwall.