By Steven Smeall
CORNWALL, Ontario – On Friday night the Cornwall River Kings will be taking on the Jonquière Marquis away from home in game five of their LNAH playoff series.
© Allison Papineau
Cornwall River Kings.
Last weekend the River Kings made a comeback in the series, winning both the Friday and Saturday night battles to tie the series at two games apiece.
Game five is guaranteed to be a war after the conclusion of game four in Cornwall last Saturday. Following the River King’s empty net goal to make the score 4-2, chaos erupted. The brawl between the two teams resulted in over 100 penalty minutes being handed out in just 20 seconds of gameplay.
Marquis players as well as their coaching staff got into a confrontation with the fans who sat behind the away bench. Following the game police were on scene to investigate. No charges were laid.
River Kings goaltender Loic Lacasse only let in two goals through two games last weekend, showing the ability to keep Cornwall in the game against the defending champions. Lacasse faced 54 shots through the two games.
Marquis captain Dominic Léveillé leads all skaters in scoring through the series with eight points through his four games. Seven of those points came in games one and two.
Cornwall’s scoring is being led by four skaters at the moment at three points each. While they don’t come close to Léveillé’s eight, the balanced scoring is a positive sign for the River Kings.
Game five begins at 8 p.m. Friday night and promises to be a can’t-miss affair. Game six will take place at 8 p.m. Monday night in Cornwall.