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Hockey Operations

Owner, Head Coach, General Manager- Alex Armstrong

Alex Armstrong purchased the Pembroke Lumber Kings in the summer of 2019 from Dale McTavish.  Like many Junior A owners, Armstrong has taken on the role of head coach and general manager of the club.  After playing with the Brockville Braves of the Central Canada Hockey League, Armstrong moved into coaching following his playing career. He has coached the Trenton Sting and Smiths Falls Bears and also had assistant coaching roles with the Hawkesbury Hawks, the Braves and the Royal Military College in Kingston.

Alex Armstrong (Left) announcing affiliation agreement with North Bay Batallion of the Ontario Hockey League in summer of 2019.

Goalie Coach - Mavric Parks

Mavric Parks played one season with the Pembroke Lumber Kings in 2006-07 before spending four years in the Ontario Hockey League as a goaltender with Kitchener, Barrie and Saginaw.  After completing his junior career, the Eganville native attended the University of Prince Edward Island where he played varsity hockey and then spent years playing professionally.  He joined the Lumber Kings coaching staff in the 2019-20 season.

Club President and Director of Education-Gary McGee

Gary McGee was announced as the Lumber Kings Director of Education and Alternate Governor on May 27, 2021.  McGee has a proven track record as an educational advisor having spent many years with the Carleton Place Canadians where he helped more than 100 players secure scholarships to play NCAA hockey in the United States. He is also the General Manager for the Lumber Kings U-18 team. In July, McGee was also promoted to the team's President.

Trainer/Equipment Manager- Rodney Stewart

Rodney Stewart is the Lumber Kings trainer and equipment manager.  He joined the club a couple of years ago in a role that his father, Dennis Stewart, held for many years with the Lumber Kings in the 1970's and 80's.

Strength and Conditioning Coach - Kevin McKinnon

Kevin is certified by Hockey Canada as a strength and conditioning coach.  He and his wife, Laura, own Valley Appex in Pembroke, a fitness business.

Whitewater Kings Head Coach-Jason Gould

Jason Gould is coming home to coach the Whitewater Kings in the 2020-21 season.  Gould, who grew up in the area coached the Renfrew Timberwolves last season guiding them to a 25-14-5 record. He has been coaching at various levels of hockey for the past 14 years.  He played Junior B hockey in both Renfrew and Shawville.

Under-18 Head Coach - Todd Clarke

Todd Clarke was announced as the new head coach of the Lumber Kings U-18 team in May of 2021. Clarke had been coaching the Carleton Place Canadians U-18 team for many years, helping prepare dozens of players to play at the Junior A, Major Junior A and college/university levels.