CORNWALL, Ontario - The Cornwall River Kings ownership saga continues to swirl, with Bernie Villeneuve telling Seaway News Sunday if someone steps forward with just $1 he's willing to sell the team.
How likely it is that such a scenario will play out remains to be seen, but Villeneuve was adament in a telephone interview that he's serious.
And he also took aim at city hall, suggesting he'd like to see the municipality step up and purchase the team.
He called out Mayor Bob Kilger specifically, following a tack former operations manager Rick Lapierre took last week when he targeted the mayor too, suggesting the city hasn't dealt farily with the team.
Lapierre resigned his post on the weekend.
"I want to sell the team to Bob Kilger and the City of Cornwall for $1," said Villeneuve, who's prepping for a rally in advance of Monday night's city council meeting to drum up support for the team.
The rally gets underway at 6 p.m.
City hall has indicated in the past, especially in the wake of the Cornwall Aces ownership debacle from the 1990s, that it is not, and will not, return to the hockey business.
Villeneuve said he's heard from another potential buyer, who is expected to be in touch with River Kings officials Monday to discuss a potential sale.
Whether or not this potential buyer has the necessary dollar is unknown.
Check back later for more updates.