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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 […]

Finally a National Championship-Remembering May 8, 2011

Ben Reinhardt was out of breath.  He had played most of the first period and he and his teammates had been under assault by the heavily favoured Vernon Vipers who were trying to win their third consecutive national junior A hockey championship. Reinhardt told a national television audience on TSN that his team needed to […]

Remembering Humboldt Strong

The date of April 6, 2018 will be etched in the memory of every junior hockey team in the country.  On that night, a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos Junior A club was struck by a semi-trailer truck while the team was travelling to a playoff game against their rival, the Nipawin Hawks. The accident […]

CCHL Commissioner Speaks About Season Cancellation

For the first time in the 58 year history of the Central Canada Hockey League there will be no league champion. The CCHL was one of the first junior leagues in Canada to put the brakes on its playoffs  when it suspended play on March 12 as the COVID-19 pandemic was taking hold in Canada. […]

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 […]

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 […]