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A New Lumber Kings Season Begins

New players, a new team captain, new assistant coach and a new season.  Pembroke Lumber Kings hockey returns this weekend with a lot of new faces playing in the oldest rink in the Central Canada Hockey League.  Fresh off its 70th anniversary, the Pembroke Memorial Centre marks another opening night when the Kings welcome the […]

Lumber Kings Season Ends with Classic Overtime Thriller with Braves

It was heartbreak hotel for one team and total exhilaration for the other club.  With their respective seasons on the brink, the Pembroke Lumber Kings and Brockville Braves needed to play into a fourth overtime period in game seven of their Central Canada Hockey League quarter-final series, a series that would be won on a […]

Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash Survivor Brings Positive Message to Others

Kaleb Dahlgren doesn’t remember the accident. On Friday, April 6, 2018, he was sitting in his regular seat near the back of the bus as he and his Humboldt Broncos teammates made their way to Nipawin to play game six in their Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoff series with the rival Hawks. They never made […]

A Final Encore for the Great Roy Giesebrecht

Roy Giesebrecht had to be convinced to play one more season.  He had just turned 34 years of age and had been playing competitive hockey since he was a kid. The family business in Petawawa was thriving and as the oldest boy in the Giesebrecht family, he was ready to step away from the sport […]

The Stretch Run for the Lumber Kings

It has been almost three years since the Central Canada Hockey League crowned a champion. The league is on track to award the Art Bogart Cup sometime in May, but getting to the finish line hasn’t been easy for the CCHL’s 12 teams, including the Pembroke Lumber Kings who have faced plenty of adversity as […]

The Unbelievable Has Happened! A Pandemic Shuts Down the Junior Hockey Season

It feels so surreal.  A week ago the Pembroke Lumber Kings were wrapping up their regular season with a gritty 4-3 win over the Rockland Nationals, a statement game as the two teams knew they were about to meet in the first round of the Central Canada Hockey League playoffs.  Four days later, as the […]