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Lumber Kings Alumnus Patty Kyte Prepares for His Final Chapter in Junior Hockey

Patrick Kyte knew it was coming. After 156 games played with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Pembroke native had been traded for the first time in his junior career. Less than a year after Halifax hosted the Memorial Cup and the Mooseheads came within a win of a national […]

The Reporters Issue Their Mid-Season Lumber Kings Report Card

  The Pembroke Lumber Kings are the most storied franchise in the Central Canada Hockey League. Because of that history, the Kings also garner the most media attention.  Six members of the media who have watched the team  all season long weigh in with their mid-season report cards. Jamie Bramburger: Play by Play-Your TV (Cogeco) […]

It Was His Time-Sheldon Keefe Named Maple Leafs Coach

When Sheldon Keefe made the decision to step behind the bench of the Pembroke Lumber Kings, he was a young man with an uncertain future.  He had bought the Lumber Kings in 2003 , expecting to have a long NHL career and to maybe some day get more involved in the day to day operations […]

The Memorial Centre Honours Pembroke’s War Dead

At the end of the Second World War, Pembroke had a decision to make.  Its aging privately owned hockey rink, the McKay Street Arena, was no longer viable having opened in 1905. The “old barn” was crumbling and with its natural ice, it had too many limitations.  Many communities were building new arenas that had […]

Pembroke’s Retired Lumber Kings Numbers

Over the decades, the Pembroke Lumber Kings have produced a lot of great hockey players. Many of them are recognized on the Lumber Kings Wall of Honour in the Pembroke Memorial Centre, but only two former players have had their numbers retired. In the case of Gale Linton and Ben Reinhardt’s retired sweaters, one is […]

The Rivalry! Lumber Kings and Canadians Battle Again!

Sometimes teams bring out the best in their opposition. Such is the case when the Pembroke Lumber Kings and Carleton  Place Canadians get together.  Over the past decade the two franchises have been the most successful teams in the Central Canada Hockey League, and even though the players change each year, that history has impressed […]

Opening Nights are Special

When Lionel Barber was 20 years old he was the youngest player on the Pembroke Senior Lumber Kings roster when he took the ice at the brand new Pembroke Memorial Centre.  It was November 14, 1951 and the fresh smell of paint was all through the arena as the players skated  in front of a […]