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Peter White Almost Didn’t Get a Chance to Re-Write the CCHL Record Books

Jim Farelli watched intently from the press box at the Pembroke Memorial Centre.  The veteran junior A coach was making his final cuts as training camp and the pre-season wrapped up for his Pembroke Lumber Kings. The start of the 1986-87 season was just around the corner and the team’s director of player personell, Gavin […]

Bizarre Games in Lumber Kings History

On Saturday, February 22nd in Toronto  and on Hockey Night in Canada,  a 42-year old Zamboni driver became the oldest goaltender in National Hockey League history to win his first NHL start.  It was a night to remember for David Ayres  who was thrown into emergency duty when both of Carolina’s goaltenders were injured in […]

Tough Coach Who Knew How To Win-Jim Farelli’s Legacy

Jim Farelli was a late bloomer.  He didn’t play much hockey as a kid growing up in Northern Ontario, but as a teenager he caught on to the game quickly and because of his rugged style of play he caught the attention of some junior teams. He got his feet wet with the Kitchener-Waterloo Greenshirts […]

Former Lumber Kings Make Their Mark Coaching at the Highest Levels

In 1978 the Pembroke Lumber Kings fired Bryan Murray.  The captain of that Lumber Kings team, Warnie Richardson, has been taking credit for Murray’s NHL coaching and general manager career ever since. Murray was let go after Richardson went public with several complaints the players had with the owners of the team and Murray didn’t […]