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Former Lumber Kings Owner and Coach, Sheldon Keefe, New Head Coach of Maple Leafs

Wednesday, November 20, 2019: Former Pembroke Lumber Kings owner and head coach, Sheldon Keefe, has been named the 31st coach in the history of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Keefe, who led the Lumber Kings to five consecutive CCHL titles from 2007 to 2011, was promoted after the Leafs fired Mike Babcock.

Monday, November 18, 2019:  Lumber Kings goaltender, Reece Proulx stopped the seven shots he faced in his 20 minutes of play and his Robinson division all-star squad edged the Yzerman division 3-2 in the CCHL all star game in Ottawa.  Teammates Cameron Hough and Fletcher Anderson were held off the scoresheet.

Sunday, November 17, 2019: The Pembroke Lumber Kings score an incredible 8 goals on the powerplay in a 8-2 thumping of the Smiths Falls Bears.  Brady Egan scores four goals for the Kings.

Thursday, November 14, 2019:  Goalie Reece Proulx and forward Cameron Hough of the Lumber Kings have been named to the Robinson Division all star team in the CCHL.  The team's leading scorer, Fletcher Anderson was named as an alternate for the all-star game.

Friday, November 8, 2019: Mason Burkhart will make his Lumber Kings debut tonight as he joins the club from the Whitewater Kings of the CCHL2 Junior B circuit.  Burkhart will replace Alex Urbisci who is suspended for one game for fighting in the last ten minutes of a game. In 15 games with Whitewater, Burkhart has 5 goals and 6 assists.

Monday, November 4, 2019:  Lumber Kings forward Alex Urbisci has been suspended one game for fighting in the final ten minutes of the third period in the Kings 4-1 loss to Brockville on November 3rd at the PMC.  The fight with Brockville's Charlie Merkley came with only 1:16 remaining in the game.

Sunday, October 31, 2019:  Lumber Kings goaltender Reece Proulx has been named to the 20 man roster for the Central Canada Hockey League all star team that will face the top players in the Quebec Junior Hockey League on November 5 in Terrebonne, Quebec. The players who have invited to play in the game will be evaluated for participation in the upcoming World Junior A championship, scheduled for Dawson Creek, British Columbia in December.  Proulx is having an outstanding rookie season and has backstopped the Lumber Kings to several wins this season, while also playing in a pair of games with the North Bay Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League.

Sunday, October 27, 2019:  The Lumber Kings made it three wins in a row on home ice with a 3-2 win over the Hawkesbury Hawks at the PMC.

Friday, October 25, 2019:  Fletcher Anderson scored twice and Reece Proulx returned from a call up to the North Bay Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League to make 31 stops as the Lumber Kings doubled the Ottawa Junior Senators 4-2 in their annual school day game.

Thursday, October 24, 2019:  The Lumber Kings have acquired defenceman Ty Hollet from the Navan Grads for a player development fee.  Hollet had played with Navan's U-18 team last year and was drafted in the third round of the OHL draft by the North Bay Battalion.  Hollet will make his Lumber Kings debut at the team's school day game against Ottawa on Friday, October 25th.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019:  Miss Teen Canada, Emma Jeapes of Beachburg, will participate in the ceremonial puck drop when the Lumber Kings host the Hawkesbury Hawks on Sunday, October 27 at 7 p.m. at the Pembroke Memorial Centre.

Monday, October 21, 2019:  The Pembroke Lumber Kings have announced their players will use pink tape on their hockey sticks in support of Breast Cancer Awareness  Month at their school day game on Friday, October 25 versus the Ottawa Jr. Senators.  The game will begin at 11 a.m. and always offers one of the best atmospheres of the season as hundreds of school children cheer on the Lumber Kings.

Sunday, October 20: Lumber Kings netminder Darian McTavish recorded his first shutout of the season with 29 saves as the Lumber Kings blanked the Nepean Raiders 4-0 at the Pembroke Memorial Centre. McTavish was starting his third straight game after regular starting goalie Reece Proulx was called up to the North Bay Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League.

Wednesday, October 16:  The North Bay Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League have called up goaltender Reece Proulx after one of their goaltenders, Joe Vrbetic, was sidelined by injury. Proulx was drafted by the Battalion in the OHL draft in 2018.  He is one of several protected North Bay players who have been playing with the Lumber Kings this season as part of an affiliation agreement between the Kings and Battalion.


Friday, October 11, 2019:  After dropping five of six games and still looking for their first win this season at the Pembroke Memorial Centre, the Lumber Kings hope to deliver a Thanksgiving feast when they host the Kemptville 73's at 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Sunday.  In  their only match-up with the 73's this year, the Kings dropped a 6-4 decision to Kemptville.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019:  Lumber Kings goalie Reece Proulx has been named the CCHL's rookie of the month.  The North Bay native went 5 and 2 in his first 7 games with the Kings recording a goals against average of 1.64 and a save percentage of .953. During those seven games in September, Proulx stopped 243 of 255 shots.  He was instrumental in the Lumber Kings getting off to a great start. Proulx was also given an honourable mention for the goaltender of the month category,  which was awarded to Carleton Place netminder Devon Levi who posted a perfect 8 and 0 record for the Canadians.

Friday, September 27, 2019:  The Pembroke Lumber Kings have announced they will offer free admission to their make-up game against the Smiths Falls Bears on Wednesday, October 2nd at 7:30 p.m. at the Pembroke Memorial Centre.  The game was re-scheduled after the Lumber Kings home opener against the Bears was called mid-way through the second period because of heavy fog inside the arena.  Free admission will be available on a first come, first served basis.  Doors will open to the PMC one hour before game time.   While the game will be played in its entirety, the Bears will start the game with a 2-1 lead. That was the score when the game was called by officials.

Thursday, September 26, 2019:  The Pembroke Lumber Kings have added depth to their line-up with the addition of defenceman Daniel Nardi from the Hamilton Bull Dogs.  Nardi was a ninth round draft pick of the Mississauga Ice Dogs in the Ontario Hockey League draft in 2017.  He played three games with Niagara  in the 2017-18 season, but spent the majority of his season with the Fort Erie Meteors of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. In 42 games with the Meteors, Nardi picked up 28 points.  Nardi spent most of last season with the Toronto  Jr. Canadians of  the GOJHL.  Nardi is a native of Newmarket, Ontario and is 5 ' 11 " tall, weighing 185 pounds. Nardi was traded to Hamilton by Mississauga in January of 2019.

Sunday, September 22, 2019:  Tonight's home opening game between the Pembroke Lumber Kings and Smiths Falls Bears was postponed with 8:50 remaining in the second period because of persistent fog in the Pembroke Memorial Centre.  Officials called the game because of unsafe playing conditions.  The game will be replayed in its entirety, but will start with the Bears leading 2-1.  The Lumber Kings will announce the date of the rescheduled game once it is determined.

Sunday, September 15, 2019:  The Pembroke Lumber Kings continued their winning streak with a three game sweep at the Central Canada Hockey League showcase event in Gloucester. The Kings defeat Navan 3-2, Cornwall 5-4 and Hawkesbury 4-2 to improve to 5 and 0 on the season.

Thursday, September 5, 2019:  The Pembroke Lumber Kings have opened their 2019-20 season with a 2-1 win over the Kanata Lasers.  Ethan Emanuel scored a powerplay goal at 11:37 of the third period to give the Kings the victory.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019:  The Pembroke Lumber Kings of the Central Canada Hockey League and North Bay Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League have reached an affiliation agreement that will allow players protected by the Batallion to develop their skills with the Lumber Kings. Both teams cited the close geographical proximity of Pembroke to North Bay as being a major consideration in the agreement.

Monday, July 1, 2019:  A blockbuster nine player trade between the Pembroke Lumber Kings and Smiths Falls Bears caught CCHL fans by surprise as both teams re-tool with training camp approaching.  The Lumber Kings will receive four players including Jacob Shankar, Fletcher Anderson and two brothers, Alex Urbisci and Anthony Urbisci.  The Bears get Alex Lewis, Andre Simard, Brendan Dempsey, Ethan Heidepriem and Cameron McLean.

Friday, June 14, 2019:  The Pembroke Lumber Kings have been purchased by Alex Armstrong.  Armstrong coached the Smiths Falls Bears last season and takes over ownership of the Central Canada Hockey League's most historic franchise from Dale McTavish, who has owned the team since 2014.  Armstrong intends to be both the coach and general manager of the Kings.