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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 […]

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 […]

CCHL Plans to Start 2020-21 Season on October 1st

It has been more than four months since the Central Canada Hockey League shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but now the league is planning for an October 1st re-start as its kicks off its 59th regular season. For that to happen, the league is banking on the Ontario government and public health officials […]

Cameron Hough Named Captain of the Pembroke Lumber Kings

Cameron Hough was a toddler when he first put on a pair of skates.  By 3 years old he was playing Tim Bits hockey.  Now as he approaches his 20th birthday, the power forward will get his first opportunity to be a captain of a hockey team.  He will wear the “C” for the Pembroke […]

Lumber Kings Alumni Golf Tournament Postponed

To understand how special it is to play for the Pembroke Lumber Kings, one only needs to attend the team’s alumni golf tournament once. Players who wore the red and white jerseys emblazoned with the well known Lumber Kings crown decades earlier, come from across the province for this annual get together to share stories […]

The Legacy of Frank Nighbor-Pembroke’s Greatest Hockey Player

It has been 90 years since Frank Nighbor laced up a pair of skates in a professional hockey game.  It has been 67 years since he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and it has been almost 55 years since he died. The “Pembroke Peach,” as Nighbor was known, is recognized as one […]

Sheldon Keefe’s Homecoming Gift to the People of Pembroke

He wasn’t in Pembroke, but Sheldon Keefe was close enough to the Ottawa Valley city to thank the people who helped him on his road to redemption. On Saturday, February 15th his Toronto Maple Leafs were in Ottawa to play the Senators and Keefe used the opportunity to bus 40 people to the game who […]

The Wayne Gretzky of the Central Canada Hockey League

It’s still mind boggling! Almost 35 years after Luc Chabot of the Pembroke Lumber Kings lit up the Central Canada Hockey League by scoring 101 goals in only 46 games, it’s hard to believe he was able to put up those kind of numbers in so few games. Sure, it was a different time.  In […]