By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario - The River Kings settled their score with the Laval Braves on Saturday night in Cornwall with a 4-2 win.
© Allison Papineau
Cornwall River Kings.
As the regular Ligue nord-américaine de hockey (LNAH) season winds down, the two rivals slugged it out in back-to-back games.
In front of 3,109 fans, the River Kings bounced back from their 7-5 loss at the Colisée de Laval.
Unlike Friday's match, the River Kings immediately took control of their opponents with two unanswered markers in the first frame.
Dominic Chiasson opened the scoring for the River Kings at 1:26 of the first period.
Eight seconds later, the notorious feud between the two teams sparked when Laval's Brett Angel and Cornwall's Michael Stacey went punch-for-punch. Both players were given a five-minute penalty.
The River Kings enjoyed a 3-0 lead early in the second period until Laval's Maxime Mallette made a mark on the scoreboard.
In the final frame, Laval pushed the score to 3-2. But River King Pierre-Luc Faubert fired one in leaving the LNAH's last place team with a two-goal deficit.
The River Kings play their last home game of the regular season on Saturday, March 15. Tickets are $8 and $5 for kids 12 and under.