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Lumber Kings Announce Several Organizational Appointments
Pembroke Lumber Kings Owner Alex Armstrong has announced several appointments involving the organization's Junior B and U-18 teams. Mike Bredlaw, who had been an assistant coach with the Lumber Kings last season will take over as head coach of the Whitewater Kings of the CCHL2 Junior B league. Bredlaw has plenty of experience coaching at the Junior B level, having held coaching positions with both the Renfrew Timberwolves and Arnprior Packers.
Joining Bredlaw will be Brent Sylvestre who has been named the new General Manager of the Whitewater club. Sylvestre has also been involved in the junior B circuit for many years having been a coach and general manager in Renfrew.
The Kings U-18 team will also have a new coach in the 2020-21 season as Corey Smart will take over the role. Smart played with the Kanata Valley Lasers for three seasons in the late 1980's and early 90's. He has coaching experience at various levels of hockey.
Lumber Kings Alumni Golf Tournament Postponed Because of COVID-19 Pandemic
An annual tradition for former Lumber Kings players has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lumber Kings alumni golf tournament scheduled for Friday, July 3rd has been postponed with the hope that it can be played later in the summer. While golf courses are open, tournaments are not permitted at this time in accordance with government and public health regulations to keep people safe during the pandemic.
The alumni golf tournament is organized by former Lumber Kings sniper Pat Hahn who in the 1972-'73 season scored 69 goals for the Kings who made it to the Centennial Cup championship series before falling 4 games to 1 to the eventual national champion, Portage La Prairie Terriers. Each year the tournament brings back former players from across the province including players who wore the red and white Kings sweaters in the 1960's 70's, 80's, 90's and the 2000's.