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Lumber Kings Alumni Everywhere!

What a week it was for the Pembroke Lumber Kings brand!  At all levels of hockey, Lumber Kings alumni were at the centre of some of the sports’ biggest events and news stories. None of these moments were bigger than Shawn Allard’s ear-to-ear smile as he gripped the Stanley Cup and held it high over […]

Lumber Kings Bring 45 Players to Spring Evaluation Camp

The last time the Pembroke Lumber Kings were on the ice was when they suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the Brockville Braves, ending their 2021-22 season.  That was on April 22, a night the Kings and Braves played into a fourth overtime period in game seven of their Central Canada Hockey League […]

CCHL Plans to Play Full 2021-22 Season Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

The Central Canada Hockey League is determined to complete its 2021-22 season.  The league has been shutdown since mid-December because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases, but league commissioner Kevin Abrams is confident the league’s 12 teams will each be able to play a 55-game schedule and a full post-season. The league is planning […]

Pembroke’s Hockey Heritage Presented to the Nation on Rogers Hometown Hockey Broadcast

The city of Pembroke and its storied hockey franchise took centre stage recently when Rogers Hometown Hockey broadcast live from the parking lot of historic Pembroke Memorial Centre.  For three hours, the city and its special relationship with the sport were profiled to a national television audience on Sportsnet, the final act in a three […]

Brady Egan Returning to Lumber Kings for 2021-22 Season

Brady Egan had a breakout season with the Pembroke Lumber Kings in the 2019-20 season.  The Carp native played in all 62 regular season games for the Kings, scoring 29 goals and adding 20 assists.  Then, the COVID-19 pandemic struck and shutdown the Central Canada Hockey League playoffs before the Kings and Rockland Nationals could […]

The Last Game!

It was the most energy the Lumber Kings had experienced in their home rink all season long.  On Sunday, March 9, 2020 the Kings completed their 2019-20 regular season with an impressive 4-3 win over the Rockland Nationals.  It was a playoff preview.  Four days later the two teams were to begin a best of […]

Lumber Kings Holding Out Hope for Regular Season in New Year

It has been more than nine months since a meaningful game was played in the Central Canada Hockey League and still the league has no timeline on when it might be able to resume play.  It’s been frustrating and worrisome for team owners, players and fans, but the league understands that starting its 2020-21 season […]

CCHL Awaits Word on Starting New Season

Kevin Abrams has been involved at all levels of hockey for most of his life.  That includes more than 30 years as a scout, coach, general manager, administrator and junior hockey team owner, but none of that experience could have prepared him for the challenges he is now facing as commissioner of the Central Canada […]

Lumber Kings Alumnus Jim Montgomery Gets Another Chance at Coaching in the NHL

Jim Montgomery is on his way back to the National Hockey League.  The St. Louis Blues recently hired the former Pembroke Lumber King to be an assistant coach, a reunion of sorts as Montgomery returns to the organization that gave him his first crack as an NHL player. It was almost 30 years ago when […]

A Training Camp Like No Other

Training camp for junior hockey players has never looked like this. Players putting on their hockey equipment in parking lots, wearing masks into rinks, carrying helmets, skates and sticks and then sitting six feet apart along the lower rows of the stands to fully get dressed for practice before taking to the ice.  This is […]